Walter W. Bradley died April 21, 2011 at Our Lady's Haven in Fairhaven, MA after a long period of declining health. Walter was married to his beloved wife, the late Mary Cushing (Stutzman) Bradley, for 64 years.
Walter was born in Russell, NY and lived in Webster, NY for over three decades. He retired to Hendersonville, NC, and later lived in Grand Rapids, MI and Fairhaven, MA to reside closer to his children.
Walter was a kind, generous and hard-working man who was always happy to help a neighbor. He loved being outdoors: camping, hiking and enjoying nature. He treasured time spent with family, friends, and his beloved dogs and cats. In his later years he was a member of Golden K Kiwanis and volunteered for animal shelters and local councils on aging.
Walter was a civil engineer at architectural/engineering firms in the Rochester, NY area for over 30 years, retiring from the Sear-Brown Group in 1991. He was Supervisor of the Town of Webster from 1963-1971. In 1992, the Webster Water Pollution Control Facility was dedicated to him in recognition of his foresight and initiative in the development of a pollution control master plan, which made possible the town's orderly development and renewal of the lakefront.
Walter is survived by his daughters Lori Bradley of New Bedford, MA and Gail Bradley of Webster, NY, his sons James Bradley of Grand Rapids, MI and Allan Bradley of San Jose, CA, his granddaughter Jeannette Bradley, her partner Leah VanWey and his great-grand daughter Vivi of Cranston, RI, his grandson Peter Bradley, his wife Tara and his great-grandson Declan of Westminster, MD, his brother-in-law Raymond Stutzman, his wife Jane of Indianapolis, IN, and their children.
Interment will be at the White Haven Atrium Mausoleum in Pittsford, NY and a memorial bench will be placed at Walter's beloved Webster Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to C.A.R.E. Center for Animal Rescue and Education at 596 Hathaway Road, New Bedford, MA 02740. The family will hold a private memorial at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. For online tributes please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com