Piccirillo, Bradley Michael
29, of Phoenix, Arizona was heartbreakingly and abruptly taken from us on Memorial Day, 5/27/13. He is survived by his loving parents Michael and Terri, his best friends and brothers Jeremy and Matthew, his loving older sister Andrea, and his grandmother Gloria Hirsch. Brad was a graduate of Shadow Mountain High School where he was named Homecoming King in 2001. He led many youth in their walk with Christ through his involvement with the Living Streams Church Youth Group and Young Life. Brad served proudly in the United States Marine Corps from 2002-2009, including two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. As a member of Charlie Company 6th Engineer Support Battalion, he was among the first to cross the border during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, for which he was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation and Navy Unit Citation. Since leaving the Marines, Brad had been working in the entertainment industry as an actor and comedian, including an internship at the Johnjay and Rich morning show on KISS 104.7 FM and host of the television show 'STEM Journals' on Cox Channel 7. He was a friend to many and will be missed dearly by all who knew him, especially those who were lucky enough to behold him donning a pair of jorts or brazenly disregarding the social respect for one's personal space. A celebration of Brad's life will be held at Living Streams Church, 7000 N. Central, Phoenix Arizona 85020 at 10 AM on Friday, May 31st, with reception immediately following. For more information please visit www.shadowmountainmortuary.com.
Brad's family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project (http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/
) or The Military Family Support Group (http://www.militaryfamilysupportgroup.org/
). Interment will be at 12:30 P.M., Monday, June 3rd at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd.