Bradley Thompson Upham
February 13, 1929 ‒ June 07, 2018
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Bradley Thompson Upham, age 89, passed away after a short illness at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio on Thursday the 7th of June, 2018.
Beloved husband of the late Mary Drake for 62 years, dear son of Stephen Pierce Upham Senior and Susan Parsons Upham, loving father of sons Bradley Tupper and David Todd, Daughter-in-law Wendy, grandfather of Ellen, Madeline, Allison, Bradley, Justin and Ben. Dear brother to the late Stephen Pierce Upham Junior and David Lanning Upham.
Bradley received his Associates Degree in Business and Finance at Oberlin College in 1954, and was honorably discharged from the United States Navy serving as a chaplain’s assistant musician as Second Class Petty Officer during the Korean Conflict in 1953. He was a fluent keyboard performer and entertained in many organizations in his lifetime.
Bradley was a former member of the Kiwanis Service Organization and the Homestead Club of Mount Vernon. Bradley started his career for Kidder-Peabody, where he initiated and floated the original bonding for the Ohio Turnpike. He was an active developer in the Central Ohio, having helped start the Wendy’s Hamburger chain with Dave Thomas.
Bradley was a member of St. Paul’s Church, (Episcopal) of Mount Vernon, having sung as choirboy in that parish and an usher in later years, also serving on the finance committees of that parish.
A private graveside service will be held at a future date to be determined. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Bradley Thompson Upham.
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