ALDEN B. BRADFORD
Bradford, 78, of 341 N. Madison Street, died peacefully at home on
Monday, February 17, 2014. He was under the excellent care of Hospice
of the Shenandoah at the time of his death.
He was born on August 31, 1935 in Atlanta, GA, the son of the late
William and Christine (Bannerman) Bradford.
Prior to his retirement in September 1996, he was employed at Walter
Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) in Washington, D.C., as a master
Mr. Bradford attended Fairfax High School, the University of Virginia,
and received his B.A. degree from George Mason College. He served in
the U.S. Navy for 2 years and in the Naval Reserve for 6 years.
He worked 10 years for the Letterex Corporation, a company owned by
his father, as a sales representative. He later became an editor of
U.S. Naval publications. In 1971 he began a 4-year apprenticeship in
the electrical field. He worked for several private electrical
companies in Maryland and Virginia before joining the Federal
Government (WRAMC) in May 1976.
Mr. Bradford had a lifelong interest in aviation and held private and
commercial pilotís licenses. He was a past member of the McLean
Kiwanis Club, a Master Gardener, past president of the Prince William
Wildflower Society, past president of the Friends of the Staunton
Public Library, a member of the National Association of Active and
Retired Federal Employees, chapter 178, and attended Staunton
Surviving are his widow, Jenifer (Stuart) Bradford, whom he married on
June 5, 1971; a sister, Alicia Estes of Annapolis, Maryland; a niece,
Kristina and a nephew, Robert Estes, and a great niece, Annie; seven
cousins; and relatives in the United Kingdom.
The funeral will be private. A gathering of friends and relatives and
a celebration of his life will take place in the Spring.
Memorials may be made to the Friends of the Staunton Public Library or
the SPCA of Highland County, Virginia.