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William C. Bradford

December 9, 1938 — October 20, 2020

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William Calvin Bradford, of Galloway, Ohio, passed away on October 20, 2020, at home with his loving family after a long battle with kidney failure. He was born December 9, 1938, in Lancaster, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents William Noble Bradford and Thelma (Sager) Bradford and sisters Caryl Tucker, and Roma Lee Poole. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dianne (Schellhaas) Bradford; and two daughters, Melissa (Jeff) Bennett and Melinda (Tim) Sigman. He has been loved and cherished by his grandchildren, Jared Bennett, Jaclynn and Logan Woolf, Katie and Cristian Turain, and Fern Sigman. He, also, has two great-grandchildren, Lucas Woolf and Elizabeth Woolf. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and many nieces and nephews. Bill had a vast amount of knowledge about firearms and has been a lifetime member of the National Rifleman Association (NRA) and the Ohio Gun Club. His hobbies included fishing and hunting amongst many others. He graduated from Ohio Technology College and was retired from Battelle Memorial Institute after 35+ years of service working with the electronics on the nuclear research reactor; he loved his job. Family will receive friends from 12-1:30 pm SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2020 at the RADER-McDONALD-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 1355 W. Main Street, West Jefferson, OH, 43162, (614)-879-9222, with Worship Service to follow at 1:30 pm SATURDAY officiated by Pastor Jeff Wise of Grace of God Lutheran Church, Columbus, OH. Bill requested that all wear very casual clothing-preferably jeans and/or denim! Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Social Distancing will be observed and facial coverings are required at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation, 2800 Corporate Exchange Dr., Ste. 215, Columbus, OH 43231 and/or Grace of God Lutheran Church, 1000 Demorest Rd., Columbus, OH 43204. Please visit www.radermcdonaldtiddfuneralhome.com to share your favorite memories of Bill or to send your condolences to the Bradford Family.

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

12:00 - 1:30pm (Eastern time)

RADER-MCDONALD-TIDD FUNERAL HOME

1355 W Main St, West Jefferson, OH 43162

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Funeral Service

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Starts at 1:30pm (Eastern time)

RADER-MCDONALD-TIDD FUNERAL HOME

1355 W Main St, West Jefferson, OH 43162

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