Gerald W. Bradshaw

September 3, 1940 - February 10, 2012

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Gerald William Bradshaw Age 71 Died due to complications with cancer and heart disease, February 10th, 2012 Son of Jesse and Naomi Bradshaw (nee Martin) Loving and devoted Husband to Diane Mary Bradshaw (nee Stoecklin), Devoted and Loving Father to Bret Bradshaw, Jenny Roling Bradshaw, and Michael Roling. Loving Grandfather to four Grandchildren Arianna, Nicky, Christopher and Joseph. Gerald Bradshaw proudly served as a Navy Seal in Vietnam and later studied Chiropractics, was a graduate of New York university, but spent most of his career as an Environmentalist for The City of Corbin Kentucky. He was married to his teenage sweetheart and the love of his life for 26 years. Was devoted to family, God and Country. He loved animals and was proud of his Native American Heritage. He will be missed by his devoted wife and family. Donations may be made to the charity of choice. There is no mass planned at this time. Cards of condolence can be mailed to His widow c/o Hodapp Funeral Home 6041 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati OH 45224 His Daughter would like to thank him for being a “good Father and a good friend, he adopted and loved me like his own and helped raise me”.


jeni - Apr 19, 2012

Still missing you Pop!

Steve Caminiti - Feb 24, 2012

One of the coolest and smartest guys I ever met, Loved hanging out with him and sharing jokes and stories. I will definitely miss him.

Michael and Karen - Feb 22, 2012

Rest in peace Jerry

DIANE - Feb 22, 2012

Thank all who signed jer’s guest book, and a special thank you to the Hodapp funeral home for the way they treated this most hard time for me and jenni,,,,,
we will never forget your kindness

Judi McDaniel (nee Shepherd) - Feb 18, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Liz Armstrong - Feb 16, 2012

I am very sorry for your loss.

Kristen Mertens - Feb 15, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss, Diana. You are in my prayers. Hang in there.

Mike Hammond - Feb 14, 2012

God Bless

Jerry and Laura Tipper - Feb 14, 2012

Jenny and Mom,
There are so many things I can say that just won’t fit here. I’m so sorry for your loss. Jerry was one of the best men I had the pleasure of meeting. He was always accepting, always smiling and always looking at life for what he could get out of it.
I enjoyed the times we had laughing and talking about MANY of the dishes cooked around that house ;-)

I love you both and you both will be in Laura and my prayers.

John Ripplinger - Feb 14, 2012

Sorry for your lost. Take care will write you soon.
Jack & Helen

Michael E Wilkins - Feb 14, 2012

You are in my thoughts and prayers… Peace be with you.

Michael R. Hammond - Feb 13, 2012
Cara Morgan - Feb 13, 2012

Dear Mum, Jen and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Pops was a great guy and he will be missed. I have a couple of favorite moments but this might not be the appropriate place to discuss. Love to you both! XXOO

Traci Middendorf - Feb 13, 2012

I was so glad to have the opportunity to have meet you Geri,an to take care of you through your most difficult journey here on earth im glad you wil not endure anymore suffering an you can rest in peace for eternity you were a strong man an a man who was dearly devoted to his wife who he spoke of often;he was always so worried about you Diane I never seen a love so strong,you both touched my heart beyond words especially Geri. God bless you an your family through this loss may you gain strength through the memories an love you shared with Geri.

Sherry Wilson - Feb 13, 2012

So sorry Diane and family..still keeping you in my prayers. I’m here for you if you need me.

Michael E Wilkins - Feb 12, 2012

My heart goes out to a Man that I never had the privilege to meet but sent comfort to in his last days. Rest in peace Dad, and know that your daughter Jen will be Loved and cared for as well as your beloved wife Diane. We will all see you in Heaven someday… Love Mike

Ron & Marianne Moore - Feb 12, 2012

Diane, All our love and sympathy in your time of sorrow.

Sheri E. Longwell - Feb 12, 2012


Please accept my sympathy for your loss.

Keep hold of your memories and let them comfort you during this difficult time. Although no words can help to ease your loss, know that your friends are remembering you and praying for you during this time.

Love and prayers,

Laura - Feb 12, 2012

Our deepest thoughts and prayers to all of the family (especially his loving wife Diane) Our hearts go out to all of you and we hope you can find love and peace in your hearts in the coming months which will be the most difficult.
Your memories will be with your loved ones and will carry them through. Rest in peace…..Laura and Bill Arthur (cupcake)

Jenni - Feb 12, 2012

Thank you for always being proud of me, supporting my decisions even when they were not the best. Thanks for loving me unconditionally. You will be with Mom and I eternally.

DIANE - Feb 12, 2012


Sylvia - Feb 12, 2012
Eric Christianson - Feb 12, 2012

Diane, Jen, and the family,

My most sincere prayers and condolences to you at this time.

With love and friendship,

Eric, Gloria, Andy Christianson