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Stephen Ray Braddock

Stephen Ray Braddock

June 22, 1947 - February 16, 2017     Age: 69

Braddock, Stephen Ray, of Amelia Island, Florida passed away on February 16, 2017 at the age of 69, surrounded by family.

He was the son William Ray and Helen Good Braddock, who preceded him in death.

Steve was raised in Martinsville, NJ and served as a medic in the United States Navy before joining his father and brother Bill at Braddock Heat Treating.  Steve and bill grew the business into Braddock Metallurgical, which now has 8 locations in New Jersey, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Puerto Rico.

Steve and his wife of 46 years, Sue, resided in Flemington, NJ before relocating to Amelia Island, FL in 2001. After undergoing surgery for Liposarcoma in 2006, Steve and Sue were able to travel the world and enjoy time with family and friends. No matter the circumstances, he always managed to bounce back with a smile to play golf, drink wine, and travel. He was a role model to all who knew him, and confronted adversity with humor and grace.  His quick wit and generous spirit will be missed by all who had the opportunity to know him.

Steve is survived by his loving wife Sue, sons Clayton (Valerie), Griffith (Mary Margaret), and grandchildren Blair Ann, Mary Elyse, and Kellis Stephen. Steve is also survived by siblings William (Sheila), Judi Andrews (George), Robert (Carolyn), and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Amelia Plantation Chapel with Pastor Ted Schroder, officiating.  His family will receive friends, following the service, in the Palmetto Room of the Ocean Club, Amelia Island, FL.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Mayo Clinic, Center for Individualized Medicine, Department of Development, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905; Amelia Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman Rd., Amelia Island, FL 32034; or a charity of your choice.

19 Condolences

  • Anne Marie “Hanlon ” Cook. Jim Hanlon’s sister Posted February 16, 2017 7:43 pm

    Hi Sue and family. Prayers for all of you that God will fill your hearts with peace. And loving memories. All of us Hanlons just loved Steve.

  • Joe Murphy & Marlene Posted February 16, 2017 8:09 pm

    Sue, Marlene and I offer our prayers and thoughts to you and the family in these trying times. May God bless you and keep you in his hands to offer solace and comfort. We will miss Steve.

  • Carol Ann and Calvin Atwood Posted February 16, 2017 8:41 pm

    Dear Sue,
    What a marvelous legacy of bravery and grace that Steve left for us all! Our love to you, Carol Ann and Calvin

  • Mary-Jo Murphy Posted February 16, 2017 9:58 pm

    Sending thoughts and prayers. I am sorry for your loss.

  • Bridget Murphy Posted February 17, 2017 12:11 am

    May the Spirit of Love and Light fill your Hearts and lift your Souls with his remembrance.

  • Rosalind Turbarge Posted February 17, 2017 12:20 am

    Loving thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

  • Dickie and Shelly Anderson Posted February 17, 2017 7:34 am

    Blessed to have known him
    Thoughts with you.

  • Ann leathery Posted February 17, 2017 7:43 am

    Dear Sue, I know how hard this has been and Steve put up a good fight and he is finally at peace.My prayers and hugs are with you and your wonderful family.

  • Chaplain Jim Tippins, BMCN Posted February 17, 2017 9:38 am

    Steve was always a gentle-man! His easy, warm way was a gift to all.
    Prayers with you, Sue and family.

  • Rick Granger Posted February 17, 2017 9:49 am

    Sue, Clayton, Griffith and family,
    I consider it an honor to have known Steve for these last few years. His attitude, demeanor and love of family will be his legacy. God’s blessings to you all.

  • rosann & bob touhette Posted February 17, 2017 10:31 am

    so very much love to you all

  • Blair Strain Posted February 17, 2017 8:58 pm

    You know how much I have loved and admired Steve and all your family and how proud I am to share the BRADDOCK grandchildren .

  • Patricia. Jacobs Posted February 18, 2017 1:27 pm

    Sue, Bill and Sheila, I am so sorry to hear about Steve passing away. I know you all will miss him greatly as will his many friends and admirers. Steve was such a gentle soul.

  • Gerry Okin Posted February 18, 2017 4:24 pm

    Sending you, Sue, and your dear family lots of hugs and love. Steve was one hell of a man!

  • Tom & Angine Burke Posted February 19, 2017 10:09 am

    Steve was a good man who loved and cared for his family. Although it was far too short, a life doesn’t get better than his.

  • Leslie Pardue Cubbage Posted February 19, 2017 11:12 pm

    I’m terribly saddened to learn of Steve’s death. He was truly a remarkable man and I , too am honored to have known him.

  • Cary Stiff Posted February 20, 2017 10:13 am

    It’s an honor to know the Braddock family and see the love and devotion each member provides to one another. Steve was a part of that circle and he received that wonder. He will always be a champion of grace to me having showed us what courage, wit and humor can look like in a time of great sorrow. From all of us at Chi Chi’s you are in our thoughts.

  • Cynthia Earl Posted February 21, 2017 11:07 am

    Steve was a wonderful person to know, a model of goodness to all who know him and an a positive impact upon those who knew him. Those left here to miss him and to laugh at the great memories that we have of him, I pray that you have all peace that passes understanding from God the Father in His grace and mercies that are new every morning.
    If I can be on any assistance to you, I am here with hands and heart extended! You can contact me at the Corporate Office in Daytona Beach, FL

  • Mary and Dean Vitello Posted February 27, 2017 10:02 am

    Griff and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart and my prayers are with you. May God bless you and keep you and hold you in the palm of His hand.

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