AUSTINTOWN - Bradley A. Huffman, 70, passed away late Tuesday evening, Feb. 6 2018, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.
Bradley was born Sept. 8, 1947, in Youngstown, a son of the late Robert and Sarah Suzanne Miller Huffman, and was raised in Poland, and was a lifelong area resident and a Poland Bulldogs fan.
Brad had been cared for by RaeArc since 1998. He attended the Carousel Center Day Care Program, and at times attended the Meshel MASCO Workshop in Boardman.
He was a diehard fan of the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns. He enjoyed bowling, was a participant in the Special Olympics, enjoyed taking photographs, and he loved going on his special trips to Disney World in Orlando, Fla., to see Mickey Mouse. Brad had a kind heart and a zest for life, and with his vibrant personality, he lit up the room.
Brad is survived by his sister, Kay Parsons; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews, including niece, Chris Sedlack, who was very close to him; and many friends, including his housemates, Leonard and Dwayne.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Bob Huffman, and a sister, Arlene Martof.
Family and friends may call from noon to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, in Youngstown, where funeral services will take place at 1:30 p.m.
Interment will follow at Belmont Park Cemetery in Liberty Township.
Please visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to view and share this obituary, and to send condolences online to Brads family.
Rest in peace old Friend
“Rest in peace buddy. You always had that smile going. Be sure to look up your buddy Teo in heaven. He loved you. ”
» Jeff Marconi on February 20, 2018
“Life on Island Dr. would not of been the same growing up without Brad. He was always happy to come and say What you doing? Loved to listen to the band. My father once took him to hear the Poland Marching Band, he was in thrilled. So many memories, I could go on and on. Rest in Peace my friend.”
» Joy McKenney on February 19, 2018
Sorry for your losss
“I grew up a few houses up on opposite side of Island Dr. from Bradley. He was 12 years my senior. I remember him & his dog, I think his name was George, walking all the time. Up to the ball field's or just walking, he always had his ball of twine with him. He was so sweet, asked about my older brothers, so polite. He was a real joy. Sorry for your loss. Kathy Braman Young”
» Kathy Braman Young on February 19, 2018
Rest easy brad
“I knew brad for a short time but the memories I have of him will stay with me until we meet once again Bradley I will miss you so so much keep an eye on me buddy I love you ”
» Felicia on February 17, 2018
Rest in peace
“I worked at Country Kitchen in Boardman years ago and remember Brad and his father visiting often. He was a kind soul and always brightened our day. May they rest in peace now together. ”
» Julie Tofil Dudash on February 15, 2018
“I remember talking to Brad often while visiting the Raybuck's (cousin K and her family) on Poland Drive. He always was happy .....!”
» John Jardine on February 15, 2018
REST in peace
“I was Brad's hairdresser the past decade or so. He was such a sweetie and I'll truly miss him. ”
» Lynell Hutchins on February 15, 2018
“When I was growing up on Island Dr. in Poland in the late 50's And 60's. there was Brad. Walking his doggie or winding his string (later a cassette tape) on a stick. We were young kids but he taught us how to be compassionate. Several months ago, I was blessed to get a hello and hug from him at a God's Choice service at the Canfield Presbyterian Church. After 40+ years, he remembered me! Be with your mom and dad, Brad. God bless you. ”
» Mark on February 14, 2018
“I grew up living next door to Brad, wonderful man. Always carried string and twirled away. When he would come home from "work", we would ask, what did you make today, he would reply "noise". Everyone he met thought he was wonderful and happy, what a joy.”
» Reid Phelan on February 14, 2018
“I grew up with Bradley and Poland Ohio he always wore a watch and rode his bicycle when we would ask him what time it was it was always 2 o’clock RIP Brad you will be missed”
» Patrick on February 14, 2018
Always brightened my day
“I used to work at First Place Bank on Midlothian and Bradley came in to cash his check on Fridays. He always made my day. He was always smiling and happy. He was such a delight and I'm blessed to have known him. Sending my prayers to his family and friends. You will be missed by many! Michelle”
» Michelle on February 14, 2018
“Golly some 50 yrs ago Brad and his parents frequently ate at the Bonanza Steakhouse in Boardman I worked there and he always said he wanted to work there. So one day we made him a name tag he was thrilled!!! God bless!!”
» Cyndee playforth on February 14, 2018