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Bradford Cole

Bradford Louis "Brad" Cole

Monday, December 25th, 1939 - Tuesday, March 30th, 2021
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Bradford “Brad” L. Cole, 81, March 30, 2021, of Homewood IL, formerly of Chicago, beloved husband of Carmen Cole, nee Lopez; loving stepfather of Carmen B. Vargas and Luis A. (Sonia) Vargas, Jr; cherished grandfather of Melissa (Francisco) Montes, Roxanne Gomez, Lino Vargas, Lisette Vargas, Victoria Vargas, and his grand-puppies, Bruno and Brewski a.k.a. “Hondo.” He was preceded in death by his parents Claude and Marcella McEndre Cole, his very dear father-in-law, his fellow Army Comrade, Alex Lopez, and his treasured dog, Ali.

Bradford L. Cole served his country proudly in the 101st Airborne division of the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Brad was an avid enthusiast of antique cars and enjoyed swimming. He prided himself on being well dressed and loved spending time with his family and friends.

Services at CENTRAL CHAPEL, 6158 S. Central Ave., Chicago, where family and friends will gather on Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 3 to 8 p.m. Funeral Service Friday, April 2, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL, at 1:30 p.m.

For those attending services, PLEASE NOTE THAT COVID19 RESTRICTIONS FOR MAXIMUM GATHERING: 25 PEOPLE AT A TIME AT FUNERAL HOME, 25 PEOPLE MAXIMUM AT CEMETERY. MASKS REQUIRED.

Please visit BRADFORD COLE BOOK OF MEMORIES. To express your thoughts or memories in the online guest book, visit www.chapelc.com or www.facebook.com/centralchapel. Info., 773-581-9000.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 1st, 2021 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, April 1st, 2021 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    CENTRAL CHAPEL
    Address
    6158 S. Central Ave.
    CHICAGO, IL 60638
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    For those attending visitation, PLEASE NOTE THAT COVID19 RESTRICTIONS FOR MAXIMUM GATHERING: 25 PEOPLE AT A TIME WILL BE OBSERVED. MASKS REQUIRED.
  • Service

    Friday, April 2nd, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, April 2nd, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    CENTRAL CHAPEL
    Address
    6158 S. Central Ave.
    CHICAGO, IL 60638
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    For those attending visitation, PLEASE NOTE THAT COVID19 RESTRICTIONS FOR MAXIMUM GATHERING: 25 PEOPLE AT A TIME WILL BE OBSERVED. MASKS REQUIRED.
  • Interment

    Location
    Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
    Address
    20953 W. Hoff Road
    ELWOOD, IL
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    Notes
    For those attending service, PLEASE NOTE THAT COVID19 RESTRICTIONS FOR MAXIMUM GATHERING: 25 PEOPLE WILL BE OBSERVED. MASKS REQUIRED.
    SERVICES AT 1:30 P.M.

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Genita, Sam & Beba, and Isaias & Mimi

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We will always remember you! In our hearts forever! Our love and prayers, your family in NJ.
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Joann Welch

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I will always remember my uncle Brad for telling his story of my dad and him riding horses in Jackson park. Whereas my father's horse got spooked and ran off. That tickle my uncle to no return.
 
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Bradford Knazze Posted at 03:12pm

To my uncle and godfather, Thank You for being I my life. Thank You CARMEN FOR BEING I MY UNCLE LIFE AND BEING THE BEST WIFE. THANK YOU SO MUCH LOVE U UNC REST IN HEAVEN.. 🙏👊🏾✝ 🇺🇸💐❤
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