In Memory


Alex Bradley

Fun, loving, and kind are words which could describe Alex Bradley. Almost upon completion of his Sophomore year, Alex was tragically killed in a car accident. It ocurred on May 31, 1983. All students who were friends of Alex's heard the news in a most shocking way - over the intercom system at East Burke the next day. It was a tragedy that left everyone in a state of bewilderment and stillness.
Alex's sister, Wini, was a Senior at East Burke and was scheduled to graduate only six days later. Alex's death was the only student death during the 1982-1983 school year.
Alex was loved by all who knew him. He had a way with people. He could always make them cheerful. He found solitude n working with wood and painting. Also, he made wooden name pins for his friends, some of which can still be seen today being worn by EB students. Alex was a wonderful person, and in our hearts, he will always remain that way.



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03/05/10 03:05 PM #1    

Donna Huffman (Ferber)

I can not say that Alex and I were good friends or anything, but I knew Alex and the tragedy of his death touched me on a personal level. My brother was a classmates of Wini's and they are still friends, and I know the sorrow Wini feels with losing a sibling to such a tragedy. Alex you cross my mind from time to time, it was hard saying bye to you.

03/05/10 09:30 PM #2    

John Doe

Donna, I did not know Alex well either. What I do remember about him was how nice he was to me. I had a hard time dealing with his tragic death. Alex and I had eaten lunch together a couple of times and the last time we ate together and said have a good day, was the last time I ever saw him.

Alex, you are gone but not forgotten.

03/07/10 09:27 PM #3    

Robert Young

I knew Alex very well. The day of the accident I was in the car in front of him. Something told me to turn around, and I saw him hit that truck head on. We went back to see if everybody was ok. I walked up to Alex's car and saw him lying there lifeless. I knew then that it wasn't good. I wish that I could have saved him in some way. seeing Alex that way will be with me the rest of my life. every MVA I work or see, I Think of Alex. Alex was a great friend to me, he never met a stranger. Heaven gained a special angel that day. Alex you are missed and will always have a place in my heart.

09/03/10 02:58 PM #4    

Tracy Detter (Detter)

I didn't know Alex very well but the one thing that always sticks out to me about him was the pins he made with your name on them. I never owned one but I remember him making these.

09/13/10 04:30 PM #5    

Shawn Reavis (Reavis)

Alex and I had drafting together.  I remember him always being creative and one of the nicest guys in school.  Tim Young and Alex were best friends and lived on the same road in Hildebran.  Since Tim and I were an item I got to know Alex through him and his memories.  Tim was at the accident and told me about what had happened on that day.  Alex was always ready with a kind word of encouragement to help get you through the day.  After his death, I remember missing that.  Greg Smith told me about Alex's accident, and I remember not believing him.  The last time I spoke to Alex, he was telling me to have a nice day.  He told me several times because for some reason I was  ignoring him.  I finally responded and we were friends again! lol  I, too, remember Winnie and how she missed Alex.  I hope to see him again some and have a nice day, Alex.

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