Andrew Bradish

Jul 12, 2014

Feb. 16, 1919 - May 31, 2007

BAY VILLAGE Andrew Bradish, 88, of Bay Village and formerly of Rocky River, died Thursday at Bradley Bay Health Center in Bay Village. He was born on Feb. 16, 1919 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

He served in the Army from 1942 to 1945 in Europe where he was a prisoner of war and served from 1952 to 1955 in Army's Intelligence Unit in Japan. He studied art at Pittsburgh Institute of Art, Chicago Art Institute and Mexico City College, Mexico.

He was employed as a commercial artist for Pittsburgh Press, Kaufmann's Department Store, The Cleveland Press and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He taught art at the Virginia Marti School of Fashion Design, the Pittsburgh Institute of Art, evening classes at Rocky River High School and 24 years at Rocky River Senior Center.

He volunteered three hours a week for 22 years at the Wade Park and Brecksville VA hospitals, where he sketched patients portraits, amassing 3400 volunteer hours. He also sketched at various art shows in the Cleveland area as well as the West Side Market. He was an avid golfer.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Marjorie (Ross) and nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by brothers Walter, Edward and Charles Bradish, Joseph, Frank, John and Anthony Kozleuchar, and sisters Mary Greiner and Anne Weinheimer.

There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Wakeman Cemetery.