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home : obituaries : obituaries June 26, 2016

9/4/2013 8:00:00 AM
Robert A. Bradway
June 10, 1930 - Sept. 2, 2013

Robert A. Bradway, 83, Rochester, passed away at 8:35 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at his residence.

He was born on June 10, 1930, in Fulton County, the son of Chester and Mary (Clevenger) Bradway.

On Dec. 1, 1980, in Rochester, he married Carol (Townsend) Castleman, and she survives.

Mr. Bradway was owner/operator of Bradway Rentals. He had been an acoustic installation installer for West Coast Installation in Fort Myers, Fla. He had attended the First Baptist Church and the Riverview Community Church, both of Rochester. He had also participated with the Fulton County Players and had played semi-pro basketball in North Manchester. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodcrafts, being in nature, feeding the birds and attending all of his grandchildrens' sporting events. He enjoyed working at church camp, preparing meals, and is fondly remembered by his family as a great storyteller.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Bradway, Rochester; children, Barbara Bradway, Rochester, Cathy Bradway, Raleigh, N.C., Mary Ann Johnson, Fort Myers, Fla., Janice and husband Austin Tomlinson, Fort Myers, Fla., Mikel Bradway, Charlotte, N.C., Dennis Dale Castleman, Fremont, Calif., and Debra and husband David Tuttle, Rochester; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Dale and wife Gloria Bradway, Warsaw; sister, Pauline Yeakley, South Bend; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sons, Robert Bradway, David Castleman and Donnie Castleman; daughter, Diane Herlovich; grandson, Justin Herlovich; great-granddaughter, Lauren Elizabeth Abbott; brothers, David Bradway, Ray Bradway, Willis Bradway and Richard Bradway; and sister, Trella Coplen.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Riverview Community Church, Rochester, with the Rev. Rod Ruberg officiating.

Friends may call from 10 a.m.- noon Saturday at the church.

Burial will be at Athens Cemetery, Athens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Riverview Community Church.

Arrangements were by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

Online condolences may be expressed at

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