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“To all the family, God's love surrounds you all, as does ours. Bob's memory will always be our keepsake from his singing Danny Boy,calling us every...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Sandi Cox - Sterling, IL

“My condolences to your family. Bob was my customer at the bank and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversations over the years. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Teri Rodgers - Sterling, IL

“I was sorry to hear of Bob's passing and pray for the Bradley family that you will find peace in knowing that he is now reunited with his precious ...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: diana bradley - ROSCOE, IL

“So sorry to read of Bob's passing. He was my Godfather. Such a kind and gentle soul. He was my Mother's favorite cousin. I'm happy I got to speak...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Rebecca Brown - Palmetto, FL

“Dear Bob & Amy, We are so saddened about the passing of your Father/Father-in-law. I know you all will miss him so much. We will be praying for...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Bob & Janice Bowen - Alabaster, AL

“To Bob Bradley's FamilyI knew your mom & dad for so many years. Such good and kind people. I pray that your father is at peace and reunited with your...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Carolyn Gaziano - Rockford, IL


Robert Eugene Bradley, age 86 of Sterling, died Tuesday, October 08, 2019 at the Citadel of Sterling.

Robert was born on May 7, 1933 in Amboy, the son of Robert and Isabel (Harvey) Bradley. He is a United States Army Veteran. Robert married Margaret Ann Weaver on July 10, 1954 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. She preceded him in death on August 1, 2010. He worked at Northwestern Steel and Wire for 33 years and owned Bob Bradley Construction for 40 years. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling where he served as an usher, an extraordinary minister to shut ins and fundraised for Catholic Charities. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion, VFW and on the Whiteside County Board from 2010 - 2017. Bob was an IHSA football referee, an avid Notre Dame Football fan and enjoyed golfing. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, who affectionately knew him as "Grandpa Truck".

Survivors include his two daughters, Patricia (Robert) Hinshaw of Birmingham, AL and Sheri (Edward) Malone of Lacrosse, WI; his three sons, Robert (Amy) Bradley, Jr. of Birmingham, AL, Mike (Kim) Bradley of Dixon, IL and Craig (Lori) Bradley of Bonney Lake, WA; fifteen grandchildren, Margaret Ann, Robert, Susan, John, Joseph, Kathryn, Winnie, Connor, Molly, Brady, Caleb, Sean, Jessica, Connor and Michael; and twelve great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret of 57 years; his parents; one brother, Dennis Bradley; and two sisters, Julia Lightner and Nancy Bradley.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 A.M. at the church with the Reverend James R. Keenan, Celebrant officiating. Private burial will be held for family.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church or St. Mary Catholic School.

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St. Mary Catholic Church

600 Avenue B Sterling, IL 61081


Saturday, October 26
11:00 AM    3857719 3954414 20191026T110000

St. Mary Catholic Church

600 Avenue B Sterling, IL 61081