Bradley J. Winegard
Date of Death: September 5, 2021
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Bradley James Winegard June 9, 1957 – September 5, 2021 BMCS Bradley J. Winegard, USN (Retired), 64, of Port Charlotte, Florida sadly and unexpectedly passed away Sunday September 5, 2021. His life could have been longer but not more full. Brad was born in Lockport, NY, the oldest of four children to Donald and Patricia…

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TED WALTHER left a message on October 14, 2021:
Of all the friends and acquaintances in have had throughout my Navy career, I can’t believe I am writing this. I first met Brad in the summer of 1990 at Ocean City, MD. He was the Captain of a high speed tour boat called “The Sea Rocket “. We talked for awhile before getting underway and I discovered he was prior SBU-12. Once he found out I too was SBU he gave me and my date the Cook’s tour of the boat, including the engineroom which was stuffed with twin V-16 Lamborghini’s! We had a good ride and before I left the boat, I mentioned to him that he should consider getting back into the reserves https://robersonfh.com/obituary/bradley-j-winegard/ and join my unit. Well about two years passed, and I was now assigned to NR SBU-20. One morning as I was standing in line for muster, here comes the new guy, BM1 Winegard! In 1994, I received active duty orders to SBU-26 in Panama. The first guy I called was Brad. About a year later he joined me at SBU-26 in Panama. I have a few photos of Brad and I underway during an HVT on my boat PBL 9105, but they are at home and my wife and I are currently in Panama until December. After we returned to the states we had orders to different commands, but he always found time to drop by our house in Virginia Beach. Brad was the kind of person you might meet once in a lifetime, his whole world could be going to crap, but he always had a smile on his face and he always put your concerns, your training, your needs, your feelings, and your happiness above his own. He was a true DBG, a true Patriot, and a true American Bravo Alpha! We have been meeting up in Panama off and on for the last 7 years and had always talked about a SBU-26 reunion in Panama, and he even had “his” Island near Bocas Del Toro planned as the location. It would have been something! To me Brad was a mentor, friend, brother, and Tio Brad to my kids, but he was also more than that. Our daughters even share the same birthday, 6/11/96. Strange thing, this morning, I was looking at a photo of Brad at the Combatant Craft Association 50th anniversary Reunion last year. Tonight, while at a party with family friends, something told me to do a Google search. This is the result. Tonight, I am totally devastated at this news. There will be a void in my heart forever. My it comfort his family to know that he is in a better place with friends having a great time driving fast boats once more. Brad I will miss you my brother until we meet again in Valhalla, fire up the grill and put on some Peacock Bass and keep the beer cold! Love ya forever dude, Lydia and Ted Walther Virginia Beach, VA
Terri Miner-Frye left a message on September 26, 2021:
In memory of Bradley J. Winegard, Terri Miner-Frye lit a candle
Hamonica left a message on September 25, 2021:
God Speed, Brad, you were decent human being in my book. You're in a better place now...
Erin Doepp left a message on September 21, 2021:
My father Ken and I want to send our deepest condolences to the entire family, we are shocked and saddened to hear of Brads passing, I always loved reading his comments under my Facebook posts. He will be truly missed, and you are All in our thoughts and prayers 🙏🏻
Bob & Diane Nelson left a message on September 20, 2021:
Condolences to the family
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Timothy Reed left a message on September 20, 2021:
God speed
Timothy Hare left a message on September 20, 2021:
My condolences to Diane and Brad's family. I met Brad back in my high school days. We always stayed in contact on Facebook. RIP my friend
Glenn Doepp left a message on September 20, 2021:
Candice and I are extremely shocked and saddened after hearing of your loss. Our deepest thoughts and condolences are with you all. Glenn
Robert Reardon left a message on September 19, 2021:
I wish peace from Almighty God in this sad time for all who will miss him. Peace in this valley. He worked hard in Miami at the NOSC. He did love our Navy.
Wilford Aliza left a message on September 17, 2021:
My sincere condolences and deepest sympathies to his immediate family and Navy family. Senior Chief Winegard was a mentor, a leader and am so proud to have met him. Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate!
Kevin Katsarelas left a message on September 17, 2021:
Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate
Roberson Funeral Home left a message:
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