William T. Bradley, Jr. "Bill"

William T. Bradley, Jr. “Bill”, 81 formerly of Wilmington and Arlington, VA passed away peacefully at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.

Bill was born January 6, 1938 in Wilmington, the son of the late Mary E. (Grant) and William T. Bradley. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart Grade School and Salesianum School in 1955. His cousins. Joan Roddy, Patricia Fuqua and Robert Fuqua were childhood buddies and still are to this day. He attended Mount St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, MD and joined the U.S. Navy. He served four years during the Viet Nam War and was honorably discharged as a Second Class petty officer.

Bill remained a bachelor all his life and worked in Washington, DC for the IRS as a statistician for over 30 years. Living in the Arlington, VA area he traveled extensively throughout the US and Europe. Bill was also a serious collector of rare coins, stamps and records and he especially loved the Big Band era of music. He was an avid baseball fan, especially of the old Washington Senators. Many charities and causes will deeply miss Bill’s generous donations.

Due to his poor health as a result of a stroke he was relocated to the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community through the efforts of his cousin, Patricia Green and her husband, George. The family would like to thanks the staffs of Quarryville and Compasses Hospice for the excellent care given to Bill.

In addition to Patricia and George, many cousins survive Bill.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 22, 2019 at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Road, Greenville at 10:30 AM, where friends may call after 10 AM. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Oblate Retirement Fund, 2200 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806.


Submitted by J. Bryant on
To the family, I express my deepest condolences for the loss of your love one. In the Bible, God expresses death as a "sting." (1 Corinthians 15:55,56) So this means that behind death, there is a painful hurt. He also knows what it is like to experience losing a love one as "he did not spare his own son but handed him over for us all." (Romans 8:32) But soon God will do something amazing. "All those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." (John 5:28,29) God will use his Son to bring back all our dead loved ones to life! What a joy that will be! There, God "will wipe out every tear from (our) eyes and death will be no more neither mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore."(Revelation 21:4) So yes, although experiencing the temporary sting of death, we will have the prospect of joy living on a paradise earth free of death forever! A wonderful website with more information on this subject is This is where more Bible truths await us all. Please visit the website in hopes to add more comfort to your hearts. (2 Corinthians 1:3) Again, sorry for your loss.

Submitted by Ana Williams on
I am sorry for your great loss, may you have many happy memories.Death does not end it all. Christ Jesus own death and resurrection opened the way for mankind to be release from death by means of the Earthly Resurrection. There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. Acts 24:15