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Roland Lee Bradley, age 65, of Ransomville, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in the Buffalo General Medical Center. Lee was born on June 4, 1951in Ransomville, NY, the son of Betty (Norman) Daniels and the late Rolland 'Spike' Bradley.
A lifelong resident of Ransomville, Lee was a 1969 graduate of Wilson High School. He was a U.S. Navy Vietnam Era veteran having served with the "SeaBees". Lee was employed as a Supervisor/Equipment Manager by Modern Disposal and later he owned and operated R.L. Bradley, Inc. until his retirement in November of 2016. He married Michele Bradley on July 2, 2005.
Lee was a motor and racing enthusiast. He was an avid member of the NHRA, a drag racing fan and driver, and a member of the Gasser Racing Series. He loved spending time with family and friends, always making friends and willing to help those friends at any time.
He is survived by his wife, Michele; his mother, Betty; his children, Aaron and Nathan Bradley, Jamilynn and Ryan (Emily) Bradley; his step-children, Ed (Angie) Ciura and Christen (Andy) Hyde; his brothers, Thomas (Lynn), Michael (Sheila), and Mitchell (Terri) Bradley; his grandchildren, Mackenzie Clogston, Trent Bradley, Megan, Nicholas, Julia, Ashley, and Jason Ciura, Francesca and Conrad Hyde; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, 3648 Ransomville Road, Ransomville on Sunday from 3-8 PM. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 5th at 11:00 AM in the Ransomville Free Methodist Church, 3924 Ransomville Rd., with the Pastor, Rev. William Lowery, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ransomville Vol. Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, PO Box 239, Ransomville, NY 14131.
Please visit hardisonfuneralhomes.com for online condolences.
Published on June 2, 2017
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