James Anthony Bradley, Jr., 87, formerly of Wyndmoor, a mathematics teacher at several local schools died June 12 at his home in Londonderry Retirement Community, Easton, Md..

Bradley was born February 21, 1931, in Elizabeth, N.J., the son of the late James Anthony and Eileen (Harrington) Bradley. A resident of Londonderry for the past three years, Jim grew up in Union, N.J., and summered in Hull, Mass. He lived in Wyndmoor between 1974 to 1997.

A graduate of The Pingry School in Elizabeth, N.J., Mr. Bradley earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Brown University followed by a Master of Arts in teaching, also from Brown. While at Brown, he met Patricia Crabtree, a Pembroke student to whom he was soon engaged, were married 61 years and raised five children. He  earned an Ed.D. in Math Education from Temple University while working full-time and putting his children through college.

He served in the Navy for six years.

During his nearly 40-year career in education, Mr. Bradley spent time as the head of the math department at Springside School between 1974 and 1980. He also taught locally at La Salle College High School from 1983 to 1989 and Abington Friends School from 1989 to 1996.  He and his wife, Pat, a pre-first teacher at Chestnut Hill Academy for 21 years, retired in 1997.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Bradley is survived by five children: Peter Bradley of Framingham, Mass., John Bradley of Easton, Md, Anne Brodie, of Rochester, N.Y., Matthew Bradley, of Glen Mills, Pa., and Catherine Burin, of Fort Myers, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and seven nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Eileen Foley.

A funeral Mass was held Monday, June 18 at Saints Peter and Paul Church, 1210 South Washington St., Easton, Md. The family will begin receiving friends at 10 a.m. at the church.

Memorial gifts may be made to Rebuilding Together Caroline County, P. O. Box 534, Denton, MD 21629 and Talbot Hospice, 586 Cynwood Drive, Easton, MD 21601. – W.F.

 

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