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Charles Bradach dies at age 91

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Charles E. Bradach, age 91, a long time resident of Merrillville, Ind., passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, of congestive heart failure.

He was born to the late Michael and Cecelia (nee Sporcic) Bradach, August 17, 1922, in Gary, Ind.

He was married to the late Regina T. Dombrowski on October 25, 1947 at St. Hedwig’s Church in Gary.

Charles is beloved and survived by his three daughters; Lorraine Ackerman of Hobart, Ind., Janet Ashby of Merrillville, Ind., and Judy (Michael) Starasinic of Chesterton, Ind. During the last five years, Charles resided with Judy and Mike in Chesterton.

He also has six grandchildren; Kimberly Huckins, Kandi Hall, Michael Ackerman, Carey (Christine) Ackerman, Mitchell Brown, and Scott (Tynesha) Brown; five great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, and their children.

Charles was employed at United States Steel Company for over 30 years. He served in the Signal Corp attached to the US Air Force, ranked a Technical Sergeant. He was stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, as a radar man and served our country for a little over three years during WWII. Charles was an avid stamp and coin collector for a number of years. He went to school at Froebel High School.

A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., directly at Our Lady Consolation Catholic Church, 8303 Taft St., Merrillville, Ind., with Rev. Peter J. Muha officiating.

Friends may visit with the family at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Service. Charles will be laid to rest at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville.

A visitation will be held on Friday, May 2, at Solan Pruzin Funeral Home, 14 Kennedy Ave., Schererville, Ind., (Corner Main and Kennedy) from 3-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County, 2401 Valley Dr., Valparaiso, IN, 46383, would be appreciated.


Posted 5/1/2014