Kathryn Virginia Bradley
GUN LAKE, MI - Kathryn Virginia Bradley of Gun Lake, died on November 2, 2019 at age 96.
She was born in Muskegon, the daughter of Horace King and Edna (McPherson) Beecham. She graduated from Muskegon High School. She worked at Comerica Bank for 25 years and Moretti Group Court Reporting for 29 years, until the age of 95. On September 15, 1945 she married Ralph John Bradley.
She enjoyed playing bridge, even online. She loved football and her favorite teams were Notre Dame, Michigan, the Chicago Bears and the N.E. Patriots. She watched golf and baseball, too. She was an avid reader and was constantly reading on her Kindle and read the newspaper front to back.
Virginia was known to her family as Mom, Meema, Grams, Gigi, Grandma, G, Aunt Gin, Aunt Virginia, and to her husband of 45 years, she was simply “Gin.”
Virginia was a woman to admire. She was a wise, classy lady in every sense of the word from her impeccable style to her ability to see through the nonsense that so pervades the world today and to which she would comment “UN-BE-LIEVABLE”! She was a woman of strong opinions but also warm and gracious. Her smile would light up the room and her laugh was infectious.
Although Virginia retired after 25 years from the banking industry, she could not truly retire. She then became an integral part of Gerger-Moretti Reporting, now known as Moretti Group. She kept a sharp eye on the finances, proofread deposition transcripts with an editor’s acumen, (using her red pen liberally), and everyone in the office appreciated her attentiveness to the payroll! During the Moretti Group annual Christmas party, Virginia even managed to be gifted the infamous fruitcake which has been circulating since 1988 (thank you Steve Gerger)! When an unfortunate fall in 2017 ended her travels to the office, she still maintained a presence and many of her duties until her passing.
Virginia was remarkable in many ways. When she was playing bridge, she would bid a slam without hesitation. No one who spoke with her needed to tune into the Weather Channel because Virginia already knew the forecast. If anyone needed advice on cooking, baking, table etiquette or making a bed with razor-sharp hospital corners, she could advise. She watched and weighed in on current events, world news, politics and whose car was parked in Pat’s driveway!
Our unbelievable mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, family member and friend will truly be missed. Virginia imparted her wisdom to us all through her actions, examples and love and while the world has lost another one of the Greatest Generation, everyone who knew Kathryn Virginia Bradley has gained much from that experience!
Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph John (Doc) Bradley; brothers, Gurnee and Robert Beecham and son-in-law, Carl W. Moretti.
She is survived by children, Patricia (Bradley) Moretti of Gun Lake, Scott Bradley (Raquel) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Jill (John) Blonder of Dandridge, TN; grandchildren, Jon (Bobbi) Moretti, Michele (Philippe Sylvestre) Moretti, David and Matthew Bradley, Michelle (Todd) Ballard, and Christina (Joe) Grilo; greatgrandchildren, Jake, Mia and Zoe Moretti, Parker Sylvestre, Hunter Bradley, Ainsley and Alise Ballard, Robert and Nikolai Grilo and several nieces and nephews all from the Muskegon area.
A Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Humane Society at michiganhumane.org, The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration at aftd.org or The American Cancer Society at donate3.cancer.org.
Services provided by Girrbach Funeral Home, Hastings, Michigan. To leave online condolences visit www.girrbachfuneralhome.net.