Walter Bradshaw '41

Walter Leo “Brick” Bradshaw Jr died at home in the presence of his family in Galveston, Texas, on June 21, 2012. Born in Plainfield, N.J. on March 26, 1922, he was the eldest child of Sophie and Walter Bradshaw Sr.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 30, at St. Patrick Church in Galveston, Texas. A Memorial Mass will be held on October 6 at his former parish of Blessed Sacrament, Martinsville, N.J. and his ashes will be buried at sea off the Jersey shore. Walter graduated from Plainfield High School, attended Bordentown Military Academy and, after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, earned a degree in Political Science from Princeton University in 1948. Walt had an easy sense of humor, a winning smile, and had a reputation for dressing well. He is remembered for his enthusiastic participation in sports including football, baseball, ice hockey, sledding, swimming, sailing, and  skiing. He truly appreciated the opportunities he had to travel with his wife, Ruth, to the Caribbean, Mexico, and parts of Europe, Africa, and Asia. He particularly enjoyed reading, watching television, and vacationing at the Jersey shore, especially Manasquan and Cape May. Walt was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ruth (nee MacLaughlin), and his sisters Frances Bradshaw, Bound Brook, NJ; Mary Knier, Sea Girt, NJ; and Ruth Ortleb. St. Charles, MO. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Karen Bancroft, New York, NY; Walter and Susan Bradshaw, Angel Fire, NM; Lisa and Bill Vigliotta, Center Moriches, NY; Mark and Jennifer Bradshaw, Califon, NJ; Tim and Lisa Bradshaw, Bedminster. NJ; Jennifer and Kurt Feike, Galveston, TX; eleven loving grandchildren, David, Eileen, Carolyn, Kimberley, Will, Meaghan, Elizabeth, Vincent, Lauren, Joel, Anna; and four truly great-grandchildren, Paul John, Anthony, Vincent, and Danya. Memorial contributions may be made to your local hospice or to The American Hospice Foundation,