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Robert Bradshaw

Robert Franklin Bradshaw of Cambridge died on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Cambridge, MD on February 2, 1936; he was 76 years of age and was a son of Mildred M. Bradshaw and the late Noble L. Bradshaw.

He was a graduate of Cambridge High School, class of 1954. He served in the United States Air Force from 1954 until his discharge in 1958. He served at Sampson AFB, New York: Travis AFB, California: Ramsey AFB, Puerto Rico, and Andrews AFB, Washington, DC. He was a Life member of the VFW Post #7460 in Cambridge and a member of The American Legion Post #91. He worked as a machinist for Dupont in Seaford, DE; Connelly Containers, Air Pax, Cambridge Wire Cloth and Cambridge International from which he retired in 1999.
His first wife, Kaye Wallace Phillips died on May 18, 2005; from this marriage one son, James H. "Jay" Bradshaw was born. He later married Margaret Fluharty Allen on June 30, 1984.

Robert loved working with his hands, gardening, and was an accomplished machinist. In his early years he loved playing mandolin and banjo with his brothers, playing at barn dances. They were called "The Bradshaw Boys". When he was young he enjoyed Turtle potting with his Uncle Dave Bradshaw. He also enjoyed crabbing, fishing, boating and hunting with his son Jay and Jay's dog, Bear.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Margaret Fluharty Allen of Cambridge; his mother, Mildred M. Bradshaw of Cambridge; a son, James H. "Jay" Bradshaw and his companion Cathy Mitchell of Cambridge; two brothers: Roy L. Bradshaw and his wife Faye; and William Randall Bradshaw, Sr. and his wife Ruth Ann; all of Cambridge. He is also survived by one step-son, Vernon Gregory Allen and his companion Georgianna LeCompte of Denton, and one step-daughter, Cheryl Allen Bush of Covington, Louisiana. Three step-granddaughters: Sara Margaret Riley of Louisiana; Kristi Marie Allen and Kelsey Lynn Allen of Easton, MD. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A. at 308 High Street in Cambridge, MD on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 at 2 PM with Steve Bloodsworth and The Rev. Delmer Willey officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Sunday.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Baywater Animal Rescue, 4930 Bucktown Road, Cambridge, MD 21613 or to the Salvation Army, 200 Washington Street, Cambridge, MD 21613.

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Posted by: Johnny and Debbie Williamson Sorry to hear about Bob. You are in our thoughts and prayers. 02/15/2013 Posted by: Cindy Bloodsworth Cannon Please know that myself, Mr. Steve and all of us at Open Bible Academy have been praying for your family. Just this summer he offered me all the tomatoes I wanted. He was always such a warm kind gentleman. He will be missed. 02/05/2013 Posted by: Joan Frazier To Margaret Ann, Jay & family - I have known Robert all my life - we have always been great friends. He was a wonderful guy and I will really miss him. 02/02/2013 Posted by: Sherri Ellington Robert had a sweet spirit. My mother, Helen, loved and respected him as did I. He will always be remembered for his wonderful laugh and his kindness. We will miss you Robert. Love, Sherri and family 02/02/2013 Posted by: Ed Overington Robert was a fine man with a good sense of humor . He was very talented and willing to share his knowledge. I enjoyed the time I got to spend with him. 02/02/2013 Posted by: A sympathy card has been sent to the family of Robert F. Bradshaw c/o Newcomb & Collins Funeral Home, P.A. funeral home. 02/01/2013 Posted by: Charlotte Fluharty My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone. He was a great guy. I will miss you Uncle Robert and I love you. 01/31/2013 Posted by: Wayne & Colleen Bromwell Please know we are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Mr. Bradshaw was such a nice man and always kind. We will miss him. 01/31/2013 Posted by: Janice Boatwright Bryson It makes me sad to hear of Robert's passing. I remember Robert coming by our house on occasion when he was in the Air Force and always loving it when he came by; and seeing him every few years when we visited family in Maryland. I saw him as a gentle soul and thought so much of him. Love Janice 01/31/2013 Posted by: Missy LeCompte you are in my thoughts and prayers. 01/30/2013 Posted by: Scyntilla Lewis To the family of Robert Bradshaw: I am very sorry to hear of your loss, please accept my deepest sympathy. May you find comfort in family and friends at this difficult time. The Bible also offers words of comfort and speaks of a time when death, pain and suffering will be no more at Revelation 21:4. Again, I am very sorry for your loss, and I hope this message brings you much comfort. 01/30/2013 Posted by: Nancy Jay & Family I'm sorry to hear about you're Dad passing. I know that in time things will get better. Stay strong my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God Bless 01/29/2013 Posted by: PHYLLIS FRAZIER-JAMES "BOBBY-BENSON--B-BAR-B" THIS WORLD HAS LOST A WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING AND HEAVEN HAS GAINED ANOTHER WONDERFUL ANGEL. WE WERE CLASSMATES SO LONG. HOW I WILL MILL THOSE WALMART HUGS. I LOVE YOU. 01/29/2013 Posted by: Gary & Jenny Dibble Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers, I had the greatest pleasure working with him at Cambridge Cloth. A great man and friend. Gary and Jenny Dibble 01/29/2013 Posted by: Brenda Duff Robert you was a good man and a good father everyone i know said you was love you will be miss . 01/29/2013 Posted by: Levin & Effie Elzey Marge, Jay & Family, We are saddened to hear of Robert's death. He always had a beautiful garden and was a good neighbor in sharing from it. May God be with you and strengthen you and give you his Peace. 01/29/2013

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