Kenneth E. Bradley, 88, of Litchfield, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012, at Medina Hospital. He was born in Litchfield on October 8, 1924, to Hiram Clyde and Fannie Buckingham Bradley and was a 1943 graduate of Litchfield High School.
Ken was a retired farmer, who loved farming the family farm, where he had resided all his life. Music was Kennys favorite pastime, having played with the family orchestra for many years. Having that love for music, Kenny went on to direct the Litchfield Town Band for over 60 years, never missing a practice or performance. Later in life, he also played with other groups around the area, doing round and square dances. Up to the day he died, you could always hear Ken playing his sax for his loving wife and anyone else who would listen.
Ken was a Life Member and Past Master of the Litchfield Masonic Lodge and member also of Harrisville Lodge. He proudly served the Litchfield Eastern Star as Worthy Patron for many years. He was also a Charter Member of Litchfield Grange #1860, where he held numerous offices including Worthy Master. He was a member of the Litchfield United Church of Christ Congregational, where he served as an usher, as well as many other functions within the church. He was also a member of Farm Council and Milk Producers Federation.
Surviving are his loving wife of 62 years, Alberta (Breyley) Bradley; sister, Eleanor Pierce of Medina; brother-in-law, Loren (Ruth) Breyley of Lodi; sister-in-law, Pauline (Wright) Law of Boise, Idaho; nieces and nephews, Brenda Swanker, Carol Davis, Kay Winters Donald Swanker, Steve and Tim Winters; and special friends, Roger Koenig and Randy Crumpler.
He was preceded in death by his infant sister, Flora Mae; brothers, Donald and Raymond; and great-nephew, Marty Swanker.
Funeral service will be Thursday, October 25, 2012, at 10:30 A.M., at the Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi (330-948-1122). Burial will follow at Litchfield Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 24, 2012, from 1 until 3 and 6 until 8 P.M., at the funeral home.
Online tributes may be shared at www.parkerfuneralhomes.com.