Obituary: John P. Bradley 1928 – Dec. 16, 2020

JOHN P. BRADLEY 1928 – Dec. 16, 2020

We mourn the death and celebrate the life of John P. Bradley, who was, as he always said, “born at a very early age” in Utica, New York, in 1928.

He grew up in Cassville, New York, and met Emily Preston, in Utica, where they married; and he has missed her very much since her death in 2006.

John very much loved the outdoors, including, as an adult, skiing, hiking, kayaking, and swimming as often as possible, as well as working around the 5-acre property he and Emily bought in 1966 in the Pojoaque Valley.

John obtained degrees in chemical and civil engineering and loved working in the jobs he held, including for the New Mexico State Highway Department, as the Public Works Director of Los Alamos County, and as an engineer for a succession of subcontractors of Los Alamos National Laboratory, and, finally, beginning at age 80, as an employee of LANL.

His life was full of love of people and animals he came to know, and he has always been known for his sense of humor.

He is survived by his children, Linda (and Bill) Zwick, Craig Bradley, and Jill (and Doug) Hefele, by his brother-in-law, Dick Chisholm of Johnston, Rhode Island, his niece Laura Chisholm of Portland, Oregon, and his nephew Geoffrey Chisholm (Denise Parrillo and their son Sam Chisholm) of Scituate, Rhode Island.

John’s favorite charities are the Wildlife Center, 19 Wheat Street, Espanola, NM 87532, and the Emily Bradley Memorial Fund, PO Box 538, Los Alamos, NM 87544.

John’s family has entrusted his care to Rivera Family Funerals & Cremations of Los Alamos, located at 1627 A Central Ave., Los Alamos, NM 87544, (505) 663-6880,