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Russell M. Bradford

September 11, 1940 ~ August 4, 2018 (age 77)

Russell M. Bradford, 77, Pottsville, died Saturday morning at his home with his family by his side. 


Born September 11, 1940 in Washington D.C., he was the son of the late Russell M. and Mary (Goddard) Bradford.


Russell proudly served in the US Navy from 1958 to 1962.  He retired from Boscov’s Department store where he worked as a theft prevention engineer. 


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert E. Bradford; sister, Elizabeth Chroniger; and brother in law, Robert Hassler.


He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Alice (Byrnes) Bradford, Pottsville; sons Russell Bradford husband of Sherry L., Ephrata; Richard Sidella husband of Stacey, Shippensburg; Kevin Sidella, husband of Bethany, Linglestown; daughter Jennifer Sidella Craley wife of Paul, Red Lion; 3 granddaughters; 7 great- grandsons including his little buddy Jace, the two shared a special bond; 5 great-granddaughters; sisters Elaine Kahn and Judith Hassler, both of Delaware.


Funeral Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.  Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home 515 West Market Street Pottsville has been entrusted with arrangements.  Please visit to leave a condolence for the Bradford family.

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