Philip W. Bradley, 65, late of Downingtown, passed away October 3, 2021, at the historic house near Sumneytown that he restored and shared with his beloved wife Lisa Minardi.
Born in West Chester on March 30, 1956, he was the son of the late Philip H. and Frances (Galt) Bradley. Philip attended The Haverford School (’74) and Rhode Island School of Design (’78). He was a life-long member of Downingtown Friends Meeting. He loved music, contra dancing, bicycling, cross country skiing, and rowing. He worked with and eventually succeeded his father in the family antiques business, Philip H. Bradley Co., in Downingtown. He specialized in fine Americana, especially Pennsylvania furniture and clocks. Philip was deeply loved by all who knew him as a kind, caring, gentle, and honest man.
Surviving in addition to his wife is a brother Mark H. Bradley, husband of Anne (Gilles) Bradley, of Devon, PA; a sister Virginia G. Bradley, wife of Bruce S. Fitch, of Frisco, CO; nieces and nephews Alexander B. Fitch, Rachel V. Fitch, Christy Anne Bradley, Luke A. Bradley, and Matthew H. Bradley; in-laws Kate and Silvio Minardi; several cousins, and many close friends.
A public gathering to celebrate Philip’s life will be held on Saturday, October 23, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3104 Main Street, Green Lane, PA, 18054 at two o’clock followed by a reception at the Bradley-Minardi residence. Shuttle service from St. John’s will be provided.