Stephen Ray Braddock
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.