BURNHAM - David E. Bradley, 63, of Burnham, passed away at his home Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 at 10:12 p.m. His loving wife and children were blessed with the opportunity to be by his side as he entered into eternal life.
He was born Feb. 13, 1947, and was the son of Marian (Combs) Bradley and the late Earl Bradley. He is survived by his wife Dorothy (Kipp) Bradley, whom he married on Aug. 12, 1967, his son, David E. Bradley II and wife Elizabeth, and grandchildren Maya and Paul Bradley of Collingswood, N.J., his daughter Danna Bingman and husband Allen, and grandchildren Emily and Elizabeth Bingman, Matthew and Michael Zoppetti, all of Burnham.
Also surviving are sisters, Donna Roseberry and husband Randy, of State College, Diana Comly and husband Rich of Georgetown, Del., brother Daniel Bradley of Burnham, his in-laws, Paul and Marian Kipp of Burnham, brother-inlaw and sister-in-law, John and Martha Kipp of Mifflintown; nieces and nephews, Greg, Todd, Mark, Beth, Brooke, Becca, Laura, Mike, Jonathan, Alison, Jennifer, Matt and Dan, and his very special and loving friends, Don and Sandy DeArment and Roger and Helen Searer.
Dave graduated from Chief Logan High School in 1965 and attended Penn State University on a full football scholarship, graduating in 1970 with a degree in business and accounting. Throughout his career there, he had great memories of being a Nittany Lion and playing in the Gator, Orange, Hula and Senior Bowls. He was drafted into the NFL and went to play professionally for the Green Bay Packers and the St. Louis Cardinals. He was a member of the Penn State Letterman's club and NFL Players Associaton.
Upon returning to the area, he worked as a manager at Standard Steel for 27 years, then owned and operated Charley's Steakery in the Nittany Mall and most recently, he enjoyed helping his son-in-law at Bings Diner in Burnham.
He loved to travel and enjoy life. Since his diagnosis 25 years ago, he and Dottie have done just that, taking yearly trips and adventures with their very close friends and family, enjoying and making the most of every moment. He will always be remembered for his love of attending his grandchildren's sporting events, his remarkable smile, his laugh, always saying exactly what was on his mind and never letting anyone get the last word.
There will be no public viewing. The family would like to invite and receive family and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at the Bible Baptist Church, 101 N. Beech St., Burnham. There will be a memorial service at 7 p.m. with Pastor John Walters officiating.
Dave has requested that any memorial contributions be made, in his memory, to Home Nursing Agency Hospice, 33 East Hale St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Arrangements are under the care of Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc. 108 First Ave., Burnham.