Robert H. Bradley Sr., 81, purchasing agent, veteran

October 25, 2003

Robert H. Bradley Sr., a World War II veteran who worked four decades as a purchasing agent for a baking company, died of cancer Tuesday at his retirement home in Orange City, Fla. He was 81.

Born in Ellicott City, Mr. Bradley graduated from Ellicott City High School in 1940 and went to work for Doughnut Corporation of America. He continued to work for the company, later known as DCA Food Industries, until he retired in 1986 as a Laurel-based purchasing agent.

He enlisted in the Army in 1942 and was stationed in North Carolina, Florida and France before being discharged in 1946.

He married the former Thelma Buckingham while on a visit to Baltimore in 1945.

While living in Randallstown, Mr. Bradley enjoyed boating on Chesapeake Bay and belonged to the Lochearn Lion's Club. He was a woodworker and enjoyed traveling, his wife said.

A military funeral was held yesterday in Orange City.

In addition to his wife of 58 years, survivors include two sons, Robert H. Bradley Jr. of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Terry Bradley of Casselberry, Fla.; a sister, Ruth Baker of Woodstock; and one granddaughter.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, Fla. 32129.

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