Bradley Eugene, “Brad” to family and friends, was born on February 2, 1945 in Troy, the son of the late C. Eugene and M. Marie (Wright) May. Brad was a member of Canton High School’s graduating class of 1962. He then earned a degree from Williamsport Technical Institute of Business in 1963 before beginning a 20-year career in the U.S. Navy. A proud patriot, Brad traveled around the world and earned the rank of SK-1 (E-6). He served during Vietnam and was on active duty during Desert Storm.
After his military retirement, Brad worked for the U.S. Postal Service until 2007. On August 9, 1992, he married the former Sharon Kay Bump in Grover.
While growing up on his family’s farm near LeRoy, Brad became a life-long farmer at heart. He was a member of the Grover Church of Christ. In 1984 he served as a Past Master of the Canton Free and Accepted Masons Lodge No. 415. Brad also was a member of Canton’s American Legion Post 303.
One could usually find Brad on the Jackson Farm working on his land. His other interests included growing crops (especially pumpkins), tending large gardens and woodworking. He and Sharon loved to travel; they visited all 50 states and cruised extensively through the Caribbean, Mexico, South America and Canada.
In addition to his parents, Brad was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Gary Griffin.
Viewing was held with Masonic Services. at Pepper Funeral Home, Canton and also at the Grover Church of Christ.
Rev. Will Strunk officiated the funeral service April 9, followed by burial in Windfall Cemetery with full military honors accorded.
Those who wish may consider a donation in Brad’s name to either Canton F &A M, Lodge No. 415 c/o 410 Canale Ln. Canton, PA 17724 or to the Grover Church of Christ, P.O. Box 139 Grover, PA 17735.
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