Michael Dean Bradford
Michael Dean Bradford
Michael Dean Bradford, 62, of Hillsboro, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019 at Highland District Hospital.

He was born Nov. 14, 1956 in Maysville, Ky., the son of the late Earl and Margaret K. Rollins Bradford.

Michael had been a respiratory therapist for Highland District Hospital for 18 years and was the executive director for Bell Gardens Assisted Living in Hillsboro.

He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Hillsboro Rotary Club, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1161, Highland County president of the American Heart Association and served on the committee for the Festival of the Bells.

He is survived by his wife, Linda J. Bradford, whom he married on April 7, 1989; three children, Kati (Tim) Luschek of Lynchburg, Barry (Tara) Pendell and Megan (Darby) Hodge of Hillsboro; four grandchildren, Shaila and Autumn Hodge, Jolee and Barry Pendell, Jr.; three sisters, Kathy (Chip) Hogan of Cincinnati, and Susan and Joni Bradford of Loveland; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday, July 25 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Hillsboro. Father Mike Paraniuk will be the celebrant. Burial with military honors presented by the Highland County Honor Guard will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Turner & Son Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic School, 212 South High Street, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.turnerfuneralhomes.cc.