BLOOMINGTON - Gerald A. Bradley, 78, of 1506 E. Washington St., Bloomington, died at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 28, 2005) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.
His funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington, and 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bloomington, with Rev. Monsignor Douglas Hennessy officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the rosary recited at 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Church or the charity of the donor's choice.
Mr. Bradley was born Oct. 15, 1927, at Chicago. He married Mary Condon on Dec. 29, 1951, at Bloomington. She died Feb. 17, 2000.
Survivors include two daughters, Katie (Robert) Stotler, Chicago, and Margaret Lehman, Bloomington; two sons, David (Carolyn) Bradley, Golden, Colo., and Michael Bradley, Rancho Mirage, Calif.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Barbara (Kent) Milton, Sacramento, Calif.
Mr. Bradley was a graduate of Thornton-Harvey High School and Illinois Wesleyan University, where he lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He owned and operated Bloomington Tent and Awning Co. from 1957 to 2002.
Mr. Bradley was elected Democratic State Representative in the 44th District of Illinois in 1969, and served seven terms until 1982. He served as a majority whip in Springfield for several years. He was chairman of the board of First Federal Savings and Loan, Bloomington, and served on the board of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bloomington.