Richard “Rick” Bradford, age 60, passed away peacefully January 20, 2023 in Kalamazoo. He was born October 3rd, 1962 to Beverly & Ivan Bradford. He graduated from Paw Paw High School. He was married on August 26th, 2016 to Amy Lyn Santman in Kalamazoo.
He worked various jobs in pool construction. He also worked at Gilmore Community Healing Centers where he spent years giving back to others. Rick was always positive, enjoyed helping others and was always there to provide support to anyone. He lived his life to the fullest. Rick was on the Dean’s list at Kalamazoo Valley Community College where he studied culinary and psychology.
He is survived by his son Jackson who was the true love of his life and would do anything for him. Also survived by his wife Amy, his brother Randy (Pam) Bradford, stepson Jonathan Hopp, in-laws Richard and Sharon Santman, and many nieces and nephews. Per Ricks request a private family gathering will take place in the spring of 2023.
Those willing to honor Ricks life may make a personal donation to Ricks family. Cremation has taken place.
While at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please take time to sign Richard’s guestbook and/or share a memory with his family.
The Bradford family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes and Cremation Society, 129 South Grand Street, Schoolcraft, MI 49087. 269-679-5622.