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Robert F. Bradford
May 21, 1945 ~ January 24, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old
Robert F. Bradford, known affectionately as Bob by his friends and family, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. He was the beloved husband of the late Dianne L. (Snyder) Bradford. Born on May 21, 1945, in Fountain Hill, Bob was the son of the late Robert F. Bradford, Sr., and Dorothy (Bove) Bradford.
Bob honorably served his country in the United States Naval Reserve. His commitment to his country was a source of pride and instilled in him values that he carried throughout his life. After serving his country, Bob found his professional calling at Victaulic, where he worked until his retirement in 1983.
A member of American Legion Post 426, Bob found camaraderie and community with fellow veterans who shared his experiences and his dedication to service. Bob's passion for the outdoors was evident to all who knew him. An avid hunter and camper, he found solace and excitement in the beauty of nature. Those who knew Bob understood that his heart was never far from home. His love for his family was the cornerstone of his life.
Survivors: He will be lovingly remembered by his children Geoffrey F. Bradford and his wife Genelle of Lansford, and Wendy L. Varga and her husband Louis of Bethlehem; brother Francis Bradford of Allentown; grandchildren, Carolyn, Geoffrey Jr., and Anthony, and his great-grandson, Mason.
Services: A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, January 29, 2024, at 2:00 PM at Bethlehem Memorial Park Mausoleum, 1851 Linden St, Bethlehem, PA 18017. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, Bethlehem. A memory tribute may be placed at www.cantelmifuneralhome.com.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in Bob’s memory to the Cancer Support Community of the Lehigh Valley, 944 Marcon Blvd #110, Allentown, PA 18109.