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Charles Robert Bradfield

Charles Robert Bradfield of Torrance lost his battle with cancer on April 21, 2013. Charles 'Chuck' was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 82 years ago. He earned his fighter pilot wings in the US Air Force before completing his degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Michigan and beginning a career at Douglas Aircraft in the early days of the space program as a thermodynamacist. After retirement his days were spent as much as possible in the company of his companion of 42 years, Shirley Sommer, and with his loving family. He especially delighted in the company of his grandchildren, saying that 'if he'd known grandkids were so much fun, he would've had them first'. He was presented with his first great grand-child last December, an arrival that touched his heart deeply. He is survived by his 3 children; daughters, Sherman Blench and Melanie Garrett of San Diego, son, Eric of Seattle, 7 grandchildren and his precious great grand-daughter. He is also survived by his Significant Other, Shirley Sommer. A celebration of Chuck's life will be held Saturday, June 1st, at the First United Methodist Church of Redondo Beach, 243 So. Broadway at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Chuck's memory are requested to the Shared Bread Outreach Program sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of Redondo Beach. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on May 29, 2013
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