Bradley A. “Brad” Proctor, 59, of Jamestown, N.Y., passed away at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in UPMC Chautauqua, surrounded by his loving family.
A lifelong area resident, he was born April 3, 1959, in Jamestown, N.Y., a son of Albert E. “Skid” and Mary Jane Baggiano Proctor.
Brad was a 1978 graduate of Southwestern Central School.
He was employed for the past 17 years by the City of Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department working at Bergman Park throughout the summer season. He was very proud of maintaining the fields and the park so the many youth teams could play their favorite pastime. In his spare time during the fall and winter, he also volunteered as an assistant coach for the Jamestown High School wrestling team and the Jefferson Middle School wrestling team. He was a communicant of St. James Parish and was a member of the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club.
Brad enjoyed traveling and this past winter had visited the Grand Canyon. His favorite trips were to San Francisco and visiting Alcatraz Island and his annual journey to Ocean City, Maryland with his family.
Brad adored his family and just being at home. His favorite saying was, “The best part of the day was coming home.” He loved working and driving his jeeps and watching never ending episodes of M.A.S.H. His family and friends knew him as a man with a kind and happy heart with a contagious smile.
Surviving are his parents, “Skid” and Mary Jane Proctor of Lakewood, N.Y.; his loving wife of 34 years, Carmela J. “Carm” Marino Proctor, whom he married June 2, 1984; his three dedicated children: Michael (Krystle) Proctor of Schenectady, N.Y., Christopher Proctor and Lauren Proctor, both of Jamestown; his three siblings: David (Lisa) Proctor of Indianapolis, Ind., Phyllis (Tom) Wickerham of Rochester, N.Y., and John (Stacy) Proctor of Mayville, N.Y.; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grand- parents, Salvatore (Sam) and Carrie Baggiano; his paternal grandfather, Homer Proctor; and his uncle, Floyd W. Proctor.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. James Catholic Church. The Rev. Darrell G. Duffy, pastor will be celebrant. Burial will be in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 5-7 p.m. Thursday (today) in the Lind Funeral Home where a Christian Wake Service will be led at 6:45 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the Jamestown Babe Ruth League Fund, c/o Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, 518 Spring St.. Jamestown, NY 14701.
You may leave words of condolence to Brad’s family at Lind Funeral Home.