Bradley-Anderson-Obituary

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Bradley M. Anderson

Perkasie, Pennsylvania

Sep 3, 1981 – Oct 26, 2021 (Age 40)

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BORN
September 3, 1981
DIED
October 26, 2021
AGE
40
LOCATION
Perkasie, Pennsylvania

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Bernard Suess Funeral Home - Perkasie Obituary

          Bradley Michael Anderson, of Green Lane and formerly of Perkasie, PA, went to be with the Lord after a brief, hard-fought battle with leukemia, October 26, 2021, at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest, Salisbury Twp., PA.  Just a few weeks ago, he celebrated his 40th birthday with a joyous surprise party surrounded by those who loved him so much.


          Bradley was the husband of Nicole (Arnold) Anderson.  The couple had a loving 22-year relationship which began as high school sweethearts. They celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary on August 25, 2021.  Brad was the loving father of Benjamin Thomas Anderson and Emily Grace Anderson, and was adored by both who are still at home.


          Born in Sellersville, PA he was the son of Richard G. Anderson, of Lewisburg, PA and Linda (Johnston) Bishop, of Lower Gwynedd.    Bradley was the step-son of Leslie Anderson and Thomas Bishop.  Both parents were long-time residents of Perkasie where Bradley was raised.


          He was a 2000 graduate of Pennridge High School, Perkasie, where he was Junior Class President in 1999 and was a member, and served as captain of the Wrestling Team.  Brad returned to Pennridge High School regularly to participate in a business class by teaching high schoolers about insurance.  He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, in 2004.


          Upon graduation from Kutztown, he enjoyed a few years working in the boating industry including D&S Boat Marina, Tullytown, PA, and Highway Marine, Quakertown, PA.  Brad then built an insurance career with The Weimer Group, Perkasie, for the past ten years where he was the top producer in commercial lines, won many awards from Erie Insurance, and was Manager of Commercial Insurance Lines.


          He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Perkasie.


          An active member of the Greater Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, he was also a member of the Indian Valley Chapter of the Business Partnership Network as well as the Rotary Club.  Brad was a member of the Heritage Conservancy Business Membership Committee and also held leadership positions with the community library.


          Brad volunteered extensively in the Pennridge and Upper Perkiomen sports communities over the years.  A member of the Upper Perkiomen Mohawks Football Board of Directors, he also coached football for the Mohawks and earlier for Pennridge Greenjackets Football.  Additionally, he volunteered as a coach for the Perkiomen Valley Soccer Club.  Brad was a croquet enthusiast, participated in various tournaments for charity (often winning or placing), to support the important work of many causes.  Brad loved fishing, boating and jet skiing, especially at Lake Wallenpaupack.  His greatest joy in life, however, was in spending time with his beloved wife, children, family, and close friends.


          Bradley was an incredibly kind, loving, generous man of character.  He had a heart of gold, a smile as bright as the sun, a charismatic personality and a great sense of humor.  He was the best – husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandson, nephew, and friend.  He loved intensely and was loved intensely, holds a special place in the hearts of so many, and will never be forgotten.


          Surviving with his wife, children, parents and step-parents are his sister, Lindsey Anderson-Saler and her husband Bradley and their sons, Jacob and Andrew, of Blue Bell, PA; five step-siblings, Bradley Freda, of Bel Air, MD, Nicole Hotaling and her husband Zachary, of Twinsburg, OH, Katie Chalmers and her husband Scott, of Marriottsville, MD, Daniel Bishop and his wife Sarah, of Longmeadow MA, and David Bishop and his wife Sara, of Philadelphia, PA; his father-and mother-in-law, Thomas and Cathleen Arnold, of Perkasie; and three brothers-in-law, Thomas Arnold and his wife Janice, of Perkasie, Christopher Arnold and his wife Ashley, of Perkasie, and Jonathan Arnold and his partner Samantha Costa, of Sellersville, PA.


          Family and friends are invited to attend his Celebration of Life service to be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 19 South Fifth Street, Perkasie, PA.  Face masks are required.  Brad's Celebration of Life Service may be viewed live at facebook.com/brad.anderson.1848816 . Following the service, friends are also invited to gather at 1:00 PM at Peace Valley Park Pavilion #5, New Galena Road, Chalfont, PA.


          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to www.mds-foundation.org


          Those desiring, may offer condolences to Bradley’s family at www.suessfuneralhome.net.  


          Arrangements are by the Bernard Suess Funeral Home, 606 Arch Street, Perkasie, PA.

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You may not know me at all... I wrestled with him a season at Pennridge. He was a great dude. We got very close that year. Very sad to see this. Honestly I was happy to read about his life. He stayed on track and accomplished a lot of things we spoke about. Family stay as strong as he was!!!

Came across this quote that seems so fitting. “Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories.” We are so deeply sorry for the sudden loss of Brad. We are holding your family in our hearts and lifting you in prayer during this very difficult time.

We are so sorry to hear about Brad’s passing! Anna & Mike have shared numerous stories and memories of Brad and your family! We will keep you in our thoughts.
Carrie & Kevin McNair
(Anna & Mike Jacoby’s parents)

You will be in our prayers and thoughts now and forever, Brad will greatly be missed. All our love to you Nikki, Ben, and Emily

So sorry and astounded to hear this. He was my son Reggie’s friend and wrestling partner growing up. I had many encounters with Brad at Highway Marine and always enjoyed seeing him. I send my heart felt condolences to his wife and children and to Rich, his father who was a co-coach with the Pennridge Wrestling Rams. RIP Brad.

We were clients, but due to Brad’s kind and friendly personality we felt more like friends. Whenever he would come in to eat, we’d stop and chat with him because he was always so pleasant. We were saddened beyond words to learn he lost his battle against his illness. We will miss seeing his smiling face! Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. Sincerely, Yvette & John Greenwood & The Rockhill Filling Station Staff

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Our hearts go out to you Dick, Linda and Lindsey. Bradley was such a neat kid, I have so many fond memories of him when I would come and babysitting him and Lindsey. Bradley was a sweet and very funny when he was a little boy. Sending big hugs to you all. We will continue to lift you all up in prayer.

Keith, Denise, Jonathan and Jessica Weiss

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