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Bernard 'Brad' Anthony Hanley Jr.

February 14, 1945 — November 25, 2020

Bernard “Brad” Anthony Hanley Jr. February 14, 1945 – November 25, 2020 Brad Hanley has joined his Heavenly Father and his Parents (Major Bernard A. Hanley and Carmen Elizabeth Gomez Hanley) in the Lord’s Heavenly Kingdom on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Brad was born at Lowry AFB, Denver, Colorado as a dependent of a career U.S. Air Force Officer and subsequently lived in Bangor, Maine; Rhein-Main Air Base (during the Berlin Airlift); San Antonio, Texas; Boise, Idaho; Sacramento, California; Hampton, Virginia. After the passing of his father in a military aircraft accident in 1962, Brad and his 6 siblings relocated with his mother to San Antonio, Texas. He attended Robert E. Lee High School, San Antonio Community College and ultimately received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Southern Methodist University. Brad served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was always proud of his service to his country. After his military service, he started a career in the Finance Industry and worked in San Antonio, and Silver Springs, Maryland before settling in Mesquite, Texas where he met his wife Brenda of almost 49 years. Brad raised his daughter Krissy and his son Don in the community that he loved. He gave abundantly to many community activities, including AMBUCS Mesquite which he founded in 1983. He was recognized last December with an annual scholarship in his name for his many years of leadership and participation in AMBUCS programs. Brad was scheduled to be recognized for his service at the 2020 National AMBUCS Convention in Louisville before the COVID delayed this event. Brad was a generous, humble man. Each month, he delivered donuts to the staff at Taco Cabana and gave gift cards and money to the mailman and municipal waste collector. Brad retired from the banking industry several years ago, but always treasured having coffee with the many friends he made over the years. He grew up under his father’s guidance to work with his hands. His backyard workshop is a testament to this passion and his many projects. His faith sustained him for all his life, and he prayed the rosary daily. Even when his health took a turn, his faith never wavered. He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church for fifty years and served on the financial committee. It was a rare moment when he and his wife missed a Sunday Service. The real joy in his life was family, his wife, Brenda, his daughter Krissy, son-in-law Tracy, his son Don and his granddaughters Madison, McKenzie & Emily. Growing up as the oldest child in a large family, provided him with the opportunity of being an outstanding older brother. His love of his siblings is unsurpassed and Jerry (Anita), Robert (Kristina), Elizabeth Tischler (Dr. Tim), Patrick, Terry (Lori), and Shawn (Laurie) will dearly miss his love and compassion, even his sense of humor. He will also be missed by his numerous nieces and nephews who always treasured a visit with Uncle Brad. In lieu of flowers the Hanley family request donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/
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