Andrew E. Bradley
Date of Birth:  December 31, 1917
Date of Death:  October 22, 2009
Arrangements:

Visitation
  • Stallings Funeral Home, P.A.  
  • 3111 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD 21122     View Map
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2009   3:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Service
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church  
  • 1283 Odenton Rd., Odenton, MD 21113     View Map
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2009   9:00 AM
Burial
  • Crownsville Veterans Cemetery  
  • 1122 Sunrise Beach Road, Crownsville, MD 21032     View Map
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2009   Immediately following the funeral services
Details:
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    Andrew Edward Bradley, Sr., 1917- 2009, completed his almost ninety-two year life journey on October 22, 2009. He has been the loving husband of the vivacious Marie Hanzook Bradley for over 60 years, and father of Colleen Genevieve Weidman and Andrew Edward Bradley, Jr., of Maryland and Sarah Ann Bradley Hay of California. An extremely proud grandfather, his six grandchildren hold many years of fond memories of their Pop Pop – Liese Marie Weidman Williams; Brianna Karene Weidman Stallings; Joseph George Weidman, II; Andrew Edward Bradley, III; Scott Cormany Hay; and Christopher Bradley Hay. Always one to stop and say hello to the little ones, his two great granddaughters brought many joyful hours to his later years – Hannah and Hailee Stallings.

    Andy was very proud of his Irish Catholic heritage; he was the son of Joseph Bradley and Margaret. He was born shortly after his parents arrived by ship from Ireland. He had three sisters and three brothers, all of whom have preceded him in passing. His early years were spent in Dubuque, Iowa, growing up mostly in Blue Anchor, New Jersey, then Baltimore, Maryland. He loved Notre Dame, the Orioles, the Baltimore Colts and Ravens, VFW, Wheel of Fortune, McDonalds, bowling and his newspaper. A handsome two-fisted Irishman, all were amazed at his full head of hair, beautiful brown eyes and engaging smile even up to his last days. He loved the color green and often marched in the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Baltimore with the St. John’s Old Timers Club. Andy was a member of the Moose, a life member of the VFW and an avid bowler with several different groups.

    He worked for Western Union Telegraph at a very early age, first as an office boy, he then delivered telegrams by bicycle, sometimes to noted Hollywood Stars at the Lord Baltimore Hotel. He progressed at Western Union and became a linesman, then a communications technician servicing many of the state-of-the-art communications equipment of the day. Andy could be seen in the Press Box at Memorial Stadium during Oriole or Colt games making sure the Western Union ticker tape machinery and telefax were running smoothly for Chuck Thompson to bring you all those updates around the league. Handy Andy could usually fix just about anything! His early retirement years saw him as a security guard and a cabinet maker for Ryland Homes.

    A member of the
    Greatest Generation; Andy’s World War II record demonstrates how indebted we should be to our military who gave much to preserve the freedom and liberty we enjoy today. He was a 1st Sergeant in “Company B,” 32nd Signal Light Construction Battalion of the U.S. Army, whose members were among the first on the beach at the Battle of the Bulge, Normandy and traveled almost around the world–England, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxemburg, Germany, Panama Canal, Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, Ulithi Group, Caroline Islands, and Okinawa, Ryukus Islands. He was very proud of the good ole USA and considered it an honor to serve this country. His medals for marksmanship, good conduct, Meritorious Unit Award Bronze Arrowhead, American Theater Ribbon, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with Bronze Arrowhead, along with several others are to be forever displayed and cherished by his family.

    His interment is to be at Crownsville Veterans Cemetery on Wednesday, October 28 at 10:45 a.m., following a 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Odenton. Visitation and his viewing at Stallings Funeral Home, 3111 Mountain Road, Pasadena, Maryland on Tuesday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The family suggests that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association in lieu of flowers. We thank the Lord for Andy!