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In Memory of

Patrick Wayne Bradshaw

November 1, 1936 - March 25, 2015

Obituary


November 1, 1936 - March 25, 2015
Wayne passed unexpectedly into the next life at his home in Modesto, CA on March 25, 2015. Wayne and his wife Darlene were longtime residents of Modesto. Wayne was born in St Paul, Minnesota to Patrick and Hildegard Bradshaw. He had three Sisters, Eileen Raborg, Susanne Bradshaw, and Patricfia Bradshaw. Wayne moved to Shafter, CA. in 1947, where he graduated from Shafter High School. He excelled in track & field and played the clarinet in the high school band. Wayne attended junior college in Bakersfield, CA. Wayne was...

November 1, 1936 - March 25, 2015
Wayne passed unexpectedly into the next life at his home in Modesto, CA on March 25, 2015. Wayne and his wife Darlene were longtime residents of Modesto. Wayne was born in St Paul, Minnesota to Patrick and Hildegard Bradshaw. He had three Sisters, Eileen Raborg, Susanne Bradshaw, and Patricfia Bradshaw. Wayne moved to Shafter, CA. in 1947, where he graduated from Shafter High School. He excelled in track & field and played the clarinet in the high school band. Wayne attended junior college in Bakersfield, CA. Wayne was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 43 years, Darlene (Harden) Bradshaw. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, five children from his 1st marriage; Mike (wife Barbara) Bradshaw, Terry (wife Cathy) Bradshaw, Mark Bradshaw, Kelly Bradshaw (deceased), Janet (husband Andy) Martinez and four children from his 2nd marriage; Steve (wife Cathy, deceased) Dickson, Jim (wife Jan) Dickson, Randy (wife Sandy) Bradshaw, and DeeAnn Bradshaw. Wayne had 27 beloved grandchildren, 34 cherished great-grandchildren, and 1 beautiful great-great -granddaughter.
Wayne retired from the Southern Pacific Railroad after 17 years of service. After retirement he started his own business, Bradshaw Electric. Wayne pursued a third career with the State of California, Department of Motor Vehicles, as a Regional Construction & Maintenance Supervisor where he retired after 13 years of service. In his younger years, Wayne enjoyed parachuting, building a Harley from scratch, where he rode with a Bakersfield motorcycle club called, The Reveleers, they sponsored many charity events & motorcycle climbs around Bakersfield. Later in life, he enjoyed boating, fishing, hunting, motorcycles, and attending his children and grandchildren's athletic and motorcycle events. Wayne was a dedicated husband and loving father. He devoted his life to his wife and was her caregiver for many years before her passing. Wayne adored his dogs Max and Heidi. Everyone who met Wayne loved him. He had a magnetic personality that people were drawn to. Wayne loved his family and his God. Wayne's passing will leave a huge emptiness in the hearts of his loved ones. He will never be forgotten.
The family invites you to attend the Rosary at Lakewood Funeral Home in Hughson, CA. on April 7, 2015, at 6:00 pm and the funeral services will be held at St Joseph's Catholic Church, Modesto, CA. April 8, 2015, at 9:30 am, reception will immediately following the service.
Memorial donations can be sent to the American Heart Association.