May 26, 2016


100th Birthday – Brackett

Orville “Red” Brackett

Orville “Red”

Happy 100th Birthday, Orville “Red” Brackett!

Born in Kentucky in August 1914, Red has lived in Akron for most of his adult life. He and his wife, Bernice, were married for 63 years. They enjoyed their cottage on Piedmont Lake and traveling together after his retirement from BF Goodrich.

They loved traveling so much, they even organized senior citizens’ bus tours for more than 20 years. Throughout the years, Red has been active in his church, the Masons and
Lockwood Senior Citizens.

Later this month his three daughters, their families and many of Red’s friends will help him celebrate his birthday. His family is inspired by his kindness, faith and good humor. We love you, Grandpa Red!