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Bradley Morris Wise

March 23, 1956 ~ December 24, 2020 (age 64)


Bradley Morris Wise, 64, of Bedford, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at his residence from a sudden heart attack. He was born on March 23, 1956 in Waynesburg, a son of the late Robert Clark and Marjorie Lucille (Morris) Wise. He is survived by two loving children: Eric Wayne Wise and wife Tara Coyle Wise of Bedford; and Meghan Lynne Wise Bardell, and husband Sean Bardell of Bedford,  a father-in-law and mother-in-law Harold and Wilda Iames Knisely of Bedford,  four siblings, Robert “Doug” Wise, Kimberly Wise Lowe, Kevin Wise and wife Sharon, and Kuyler Wise; best friend and soulmate, Cynthia Knisely Wise; sister-in-law, Pamela Knisely Jones, and husband Jason; four grandchildren who were his entire world, Jenna Wise, Reghan Wise, Easton Bardell and Athena Bardell; two very special nephews, Graden Jones and Cullen Jones; nephews Joshua, Shaun, Jonathan, Zak and niece, Jamie; best friends, Jerry Conway and Gregg Murawsky; and a cat, who was his little buddy for many years, Zeek.

Bradley was a 1979 graduate at the University of Pittsburgh, earning a business degree, which led him to a managerial position where he worked for Murphy’s Mart & Ames for many years and in 1990 began working at Bedford Reinforced Plastics, where he was the Controller for 30 years until this death.  He was an avid PITT fan and loved spending time golfing with his son, Eric, brother Kevin and sister-in-law Sharon.  Bradley and daughter, Meghan, shared the love of their favorite rock band, The WHO, and loved seeing them in concert together several times over the years.  He spent nearly every evening sitting on the front patio at Harold and Wilda’s house, who lived next door to him, laughing and chatting and playing with all of his grandchildren and taking them on golf cart rides through the fields.  Bradley was the most selfless man, always thoughtful, gentle and appreciative, who spent every moment of his life working incredibly hard, just so he could give everything he ever earned to his children, grandchildren, family, friends, and others in need.  He never forgot anyone’s birthday and he looked forward to his annual family beach trip to Myrtle Beach that he planned a year in advance and counted down the days until vacation the following year from the moment he arrived home.  His favorite holiday was Christmas, he was meticulous and every gift he gave was extremely thought out.  Bradley left this earth so extremely happy, full of anticipation and in all his glory on Christmas Eve, the morning before his favorite day of the year, with his bedroom full of perfectly wrapped gifts for all of his family to enjoy.  He was a fair man and treated every single person he met equally and without judgement.  He was a well-educated, wise man, who was an outstanding teacher and leader, and devoted his entire life and spare minute he had to his children and grandchildren.

Bradley’s family would like to give a special thank you to the Stahl family for creating him a job opportunity at BRP, where he was surrounded by so many friends and co-workers he cherished dearly over the last three decades.  His family would also like to give thanks to the Bedford ER Staff, Bedford EMS and Rescue Squad.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Everett Grace Brethren Church.  Those in attendance are asked to observe the recommendations pertaining to wearing masks and social distancing. Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be held at Prosperity Church Cemetery in Clearville. Arrangements by the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home in Bedford.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bedford Fire Department, P.O. Box 655, Bedford, PA 15522. Our online guest book is available at

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December 29, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Everett Grace Brethren Church
14 West Main Street
Everett, PA 15537

Private Services


Bedford Fire Department
P.O. Box 655, Bedford PA 15522

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