Bradford James Stewart

August 13, 1956 - May 21, 2022
Brazilian Room at Tilden Regional Park,
Tilden Park
Berkeley, CA
Monday 6/27, 6:15 pm

Celebration of Brad’s Life

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Bradford J. Stewart’s Story August 13, 1956 to May 21, 2022 “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” (unknown) Brad was 65. He relished his life in Berkeley, his walks with Blaze, and his many travels with Janice. He was one of the rareContinue Reading

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Barbara Everett left a message on January 22, 2023:
I am so sorry to hear about Brad‘s passing. I worked with him for many years, and he was truly a unique individual and special individual. I always enjoyed our conversations and his patient way of explaining things. I was so happy for him and Janice when they got married. They were such a wonderful couple and I loved hearing about their many adventures together. My heart goes out to Janice and their families. His passing is truly a significant loss.
Matthew Norton left a message on June 28, 2022:
Dear Janice, I appreciated the ability to watch the livestream and share in the memories. I remember Brad the most from 9th grade through the summer I lived with him in Santa Barbara in 1975 and then sporadically since. We were absolute best friends for 5 years from age 14-19, with so many shared experiences in those formative years. Realizing I've known him for 52 years and the joy it was to be a part of his life. He truly always was a good guy all the way back then! Thank you for your friendship and and welcoming of us, including the special trip to Belize! Judy and I have been praying for you and asking God to comfort your heart and give you peace! Love, Matthew and Judy
Jason Popko, Juliana Jones and family left a message on June 28, 2022:
Dear Janice, may memories soften the edges of grief now and support you as life unfolds and you create new connections with Brad's spirit. His absence is deeply felt and is only balanced with memories of his stories of concerts he attended, adventurous travel itineraries, extravagant Halloween pumpkin displays, welcoming holiday parties and his generous plates of tasty pork tenderloin at Friday park-night. With condolences, Jason Popko, Juliana Jones and Roman & London
Ann Kuffner left a message on June 9, 2022:
Dear Janice, My heart is with you during this most difficult phase of your life. We can't imagine not having Brad around. Of course, you will always be my bestie. But we had such great times together as a foursome. Brad and Mike got along so well... It was such fun to watch them share recipes, cocktail tips, and goofy jokes. I will especially miss Brad's corny puns. He was just such a fun person to hang out with. He was an imposing figure, but a gentle giant. I can't ever remember hearing Brad say mean or angry words to me or others in my presence. We had so much fun together - us four - in Belize. There were the many diving and snorkeling trips we took together... the many meals we shared, being next door neighbors at Grand Baymen. And, Brad became our go-to guy when it came to computer issues and set ups. He was so patient. That started when we worked together at SAIC. Then he became our computer go-to guy in retirement. Thank goodness we had that Skype call the week before Brad's heart gave out. I am so grateful for that. He was typical Brad that day, although a bit goofy from the drugs. He went into infinite detail about how cool the hospital design was... We will remember that call fondly, as well as all the special times we spent together as a foursome. Much love, Ann & Mike
karen bull left a message on May 30, 2022:
Dear Janice, I read the obituary for Brad with tears and smiles. It is beautifully written and indeed captures Brad’s life and legacy. All my memories of him are flooding my brain and heart. If I reflect on my life, my most special “guy friend’ will always be Brad. Driving in his green Saab to URS ski vacations to Mammoth Mountain, too many parties to list, working with him at URS on Michelana Street, Brad helping clueless me do my taxes as a young pup entering the professional workforce, talking for hours on end, laughing at his sense of humor, and listening to music while consuming adult beverages. Please know that Bob and I are very sad for you and all of us who were blessed to know Brad. With deepest sympathy, utmost respect, and love, Karen Olsson Bull
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Claudia Willen left a message on May 30, 2022:
A sad farewell to a great person -- I am missing you Brad, and I shall always remember your gracious presence, sense of fun, humor, wit, fabulous pie creations, and special beverage concoctions! Rest in power! XXOO Claudia
Eva Vasileva-Winbush left a message on May 27, 2022:
Our condolences! He won't be forgotten in our hearts, still remember when entering the house the warm energy, Brad knowing about my little motherland even the folk music it was impressive, his pies were to die for my favorite pecan pie the care he showed for my Janice he was a good man won't forget you, thank you! May your soul be blessed wherever you are!
Phyllis Orrick left a message on May 27, 2022:
He was a great, quiet guy. I feel lucky to have gotten to know him. He hid his knowledge with humility. And told terrible puns. You captured him perfectly, Janice.
Dorothy Miao left a message on May 27, 2022:
Dear Brad, RIP I'm so sorry. You lived a full life and will be so missed. I shall remember you each December when holiday festivities come around.
Käthe L Boyd left a message on May 26, 2022:
I only knew Brad for a few months but what a special guy he was! Soft spoken and interested in so many diverse subjects, we had some lovely conversations. I was proud to be entrusted to document ? the fledgling hummingbirds (his "grandbirdies") when he was off diving in the deep blue sea ?. Swim far and fly free Brad ?
Sunset View Mortuary left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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