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John Bradford Adcock

John Bradford Adcock, 73, of Carlisle, PA, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2022, in the UPMC Carlisle. He was born August 24, 1948, in Manchester, CT to the late George and Evelyn (Kellum) Adcock.

Brad retired from Sprint, where he was a Public Relations Manager and was a United States Army National Guard Veteran. He was a member of the Elks Lodge Post 578, Carlisle VFW Post 477, and other various social clubs. Brad was a fun loving, gregarious character who enjoyed people and befriended many. If you were lucky, you witnessed his bradism's on the golf course, a volunteer function, the Bomb Shelter or at the Elks and Elks 2.0. He was also an avid golfer and a voracious reader.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Adcock of San Salvador, El Savador; sons, Todd Adcock of Boston, MA, Jeffrey Doyle of Ashford, CT, Brian Doyle of Sterling, VA, Michael Doyle of Simsbury, CT, Trevor Holewinski of Austin, TX; and five grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 11, 2022, at 1:00 PM in the Elks Lodge Post 578, 120 Ridge Street, Carlisle, PA 17013 with son Brian Doyle officiating followed by a reception in the ballroom. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bosler Memorial Library, 158 West High Street, Carlisle, PA 17013. Arrangements are being handled by Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs, PA. Visit www.HollingerFuneralHome.com to offer condolences to the family.


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I'm sorry to read this. Brad was a good friend in high school and found ourselves working for New Jersey Telephone years after I had returned from my time in service. I worked in the switch room in the Flemington office and he and I bumped into one another down there once.
Jim Stack

Jim Stack Apr 20 2022 5:13 PM

So sad to hear of Brad passing. New Brad from his time in New Jersey. Always had a smile and a good word for you. Remember going to ball game with him and the national guard,,,,great fun RNP Old Freind

Dave Gano Apr 19 2022 3:41 PM

Todd, Michael, Brian, Jeff and Trevor,
With deepest sympathy in the loss of your father. He loved you boys with all his heart. Find a place for that in your heart. The greater the love, so is the loss. You will see him again. Until then, may his peace be your peace.

Bradford,
To begin to remember you is to start with a very grateful heart overflowing with cherished moments that you imparted to all of us who were blessed to know you and call you, our friend. You never knew a stranger. You showed us how to live, laugh, love, and believe unconditionally. Thank you for gifting us the friendship of you.
Now that your earthly journey has ended, your purpose in this life has been fulfilled and God’s alternative plan has finally been revealed to us.
As you entered your heavenly home, I envision your face lighting up like never before with the grandest smile, as you embrace your mother’s open arms, and ask her for the honor of the first dance on heaven’s floor. Reuniting with the woman that loved you most with unselfish devotion. God’s reward for showing us earthly friends how to love and care for human mankind with a happy heart.
You left us with what you gave us, the lessons of the matters of the heart. Our hearts will go on as you gifted us with all those lasting memories, along with your love and compassion for others and your courage and bravery through adversity.
“Death and Love” are two wings that bear the Good Man to Heaven.” You are home. You will be missed. Rest in peace.
So, “Goodnight Sweet Prince, as flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”
Eternal peace,
Rosemary

Rosemary Giancoli Apr 19 2022 11:17 AM

Brad was larger then life!. I worked in Human Resources at the phone company. We worked closely with PR so I got to know him well. I considered him a friend. In this time of sorrow know that he touched many people and always left them with a smile. What a testament go who he was.

Vickie Brevik Apr 19 2022 7:42 AM

With deepest sympathy in your loss. Brad was truly a guy who had a zeal for life and way to make you always smile. He will be missed by many.

Laura Beaver Apr 19 2022 7:15 AM

Brad is a wonderful person. So sorry for your loss.

Bill Welsh Apr 18 2022 11:17 PM

Remember Brad when he worked for the Phone Company in Clinton NJ . A good and decent person.

Neil Jesiolowski Apr 18 2022 8:27 PM

Remember Brad when he worked at the Clinton, NJ Phone Company. Just a decent all around good guy.

Neil T Jesiolowski Apr 18 2022 8:17 PM

SO many good memories working AND playing together at the phone company.
RIP my friend.

Wendy Blacksmith Apr 18 2022 7:21 PM

I will miss you Dad and your zeal for life! Thank you for being in my life!
Love,
Brian

Brian Doyle Apr 18 2022 12:58 PM