Howard Lee Bradley Sr., 89, postal worker, accountant

December 08, 2005

Howard Lee Bradley Sr., a retired postal worker and accountant, died of heart failure Sunday at Augsburg Lutheran Home and Village in Lochearn. He was 89.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Bradley was reared on Walbrook Avenue. He was a 1934 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and attended the Baltimore College of Commerce.

He began his postal career in Baltimore before World War II. During the war, he served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946, where he was in charge of the postal facilities at the Bainbridge Naval Training Center.

After the war, he returned to the Gywnn Oak post office, where he was assistant manager. He was promoted to a postal finance examiner and held the position until retiring in 1971.

During the 1980s, Mr. Bradley worked as an accountant for Stegman Associates and Gaudreau Inc. architects.

He was a longtime resident of Lochearn and had lived at the retirement community since 1987.

He was an avid Orioles fan.

Services were held Tuesday.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, the former Isabel Biggs; and two sons, Murray L. Bradley of Leesburg, Va., and Howard L. Bradley Jr. of Beltsville.

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