Pharos-Tribune

April 1, 2013

Macklyn Harold Edward Bradish


— Macklyn Harold Edward Bradish, 77, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013, at Wesley Manor Retirement Community.

He was born on May 14, 1935, to the late Harold Edward and Jenny (Belcher) Bradish.

Macklyn married the Rev. Mary Alys Hummel, Warsaw, and they divorced. He later married the former Beulah Harrison; she passed away June of 2003.

In 1953, Macklyn graduated from Adrian High School in Jackson County, Mich. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Huntington College in 1961. In 1966, he received his Bachelor of Divinity degree from CTS, Indianapolis.

Before beginning his ministry, he served as a church music director at various churches including serving as a music teacher and director at Silver Lake Wesleyan Church near Warsaw, Ind. He enjoyed singing and was accomplished at playing the french horn.

Throughout his ministry, Rev. Bradish served the following churches: Atlanta/Boxley, Eden, Simpson Association, Somerset, Royal Center Grace Caley, Anderson Bethel, Kokomo Parrish, Rossville/Moran. Rev. Bradish was serving the Rossville United Methodist Church before his retirement in June of 1998.

He is survived by his ex-wife and friend, Rev. Mary Alys Hummel; one son, Charles (wife Cheryl) Bradish, San Diego; two step-sons, Mark (wife Carol) Harrison, Tipton, and Randy (wife Sherry) Harrison, Kokomo; two nieces, Shelly Cole and Tracy Bradish; one nephew, Rodney Bradish; two sisters-in-law, Dee Bradish and Vivian Bradish; five grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Rodney M. Bradish and Douglas Bradish; and one infant sister.

Visitation for Rev. Bradish will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Rossville United Methodist Church until the funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. Rev. Rick Jones will officiate. Burial will follow at the Kokomo Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made on the Rossville United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are entrusted to Genda Funeral Home, Rossville Chapel. Online condolences may be directed to www.gendafuneralhome.com.