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Barbara J. BradfordBarbara J. "Barb" Bradford, 51, of Bruin, PA, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Butler Memorial Hospital, following a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born March 24, 1966 in Pittsburgh, PA, the daughter of Richard and Barbara (Miller) Staudacher.
Barb worked at Sheetz in Harrisville and her children and grandchildren were paramount in her life. She was gifted at crocheting and made special afghans for all of her grandchildren. Barb was a wonderful cook and loved making delicious meals for her family. She also enjoyed gardening and planting flowers, and loved spending time by her pond.
Barb will be best remembered for her strength of character and for staying strong in the face of adversity. She was the rock that held the family together and, despite her illness, never lost her positive attitude. Barb dealt with many complications but never wanted anyone to feel bad for her. She stayed focused on her family and was the bravest woman any of them knew. In the eyes of her loved ones, Barb won the battle with cancer because her strength and spirit never wavered.
She will be deeply missed by her father, Richard Staudacher and wife, Lillian, of Mars, PA; loving husband, Frederick L. "Lee" Bradford, whom she married February 4, 1995; daughters, Christina Waldenville and husband, Allan, of Karns City; and Megan Bradford and Taryn Bradford, both of Bruin; grandchildren, Landen, Lienna and Lexie Waldenville, and Brantley Bradford; brother, Michael Staudacher and wife, Wendy, of Harrisville; and nieces, Jaclyn, Julia and Jessica Staudacher.
Barb was preceded in death by her mother.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 102 S. Argyle St., Petrolia, PA.
Additional visitation will be from 10 AM until the time of funeral services at 11 AM on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the funeral home, with the Rev. Floyd Barnhart officiating.
Contributions can be made in Barb's honor to the American Cancer Society, Pittsburgh Office, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205.
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