Friday, January 3, 2020

John Joseph Bradstreet

Andover, NY - John Joseph Bradstreet died peacefully, after a short illness, surrounded by his family on December 28, 2019 in Andover, NY at the age of 60.  John was brave in his journey and faced his challenges with courage.

John was born on December 13, 1959 in Syracuse, NY. He graduated from Southern Cayuga High School in 1978.  He loved basketball and soccer while in school. He also developed some life-long friendships in Southern Cayuga. John was an accomplished chef throughout his life and began his love of cooking working for Joe Russo at Fisherman’s Pier Auburn, NY.  He would later work in Richmond, VA, and throughout Colorado.  He spent many happy years working as a chef at Chateau Morrisette Winery in Floyd, VA. John was most recently employed at Radford University in Radford, VA, which he enjoyed for the past 19 years. John was a mentor to many when he found out that they had a real love of cooking. He shared his knowledge freely and guided those he was able to work with. 

John is survived by his mother Mary C. Bradstreet, and his siblings Arthur Bradstreet (Nancy), Thomas Bradstreet (Chiara), Anne Marie McCormick (Terry), Paul Bradstreet (Kim), David Bradstreet (Heather), and Ellen Bradstreet (Patrick Willdigg). His nieces and nephews Amanda, Nathan, Christopher, Keegan, Alex, Mikela, Kaiden, and Jack also survive him. He is predeceased by his father Arthur James Bradstreet (2009) and his sister Mary Bradstreet (1960). He was also very appreciative of the friendships he developed in Virginia and spoke fondly of Barb, Chris, Karen and Sarah. His family wishes to convey their gratitude for those who looked out for him and cared to make a difference in his life. 

The family would like to give a sincere thank you to Dr. Sahasrabudhe, Dr. Michael Cummings, Dr. Jason Zittel and staff (especially Kim and Natalie) at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at Strong Hospital in Rochester, NY. They would also like to thank the compassionate staff at CareFirst of Steuben County for their hospice services. The family would also like to thank Anne and Terry McCormick for opening their home to John and giving him comfort and love during his final months.

A service of remembrance will take place at a later date. If you wish to make a remembrance, please donate to the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center or to your local hospice services. 

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  1. “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelations

  2. My sincerest condolences. John was a good friend, roommate, coworker and groomsman. I am so saddened by his passing. It has been many years since I have been in contact with him or any of the family. Im hoping Art will be able to reach me sometime in the near future to help me understand what has happened. I wish to be notified of any services in the hopes that I might be able to attend.Im still in shock at this bad news about my old friend. Im so sorry for the family and his friends. Rest well. 315-370-6225

  3. My sincerest condolences, John and I worked together at Radford for 18 of his 19 years there and he taught me so much as a chef but he was also a good friend and spoke of all his family often, I always enjoyed his stories and has not been the same since he left, and although I hate to admit it, I will miss all those "bad-puns", as he used to say!! He will truly be missed. Rest in peace, my friend-Tara Woodyard