Bradley Jon Smith, 48, FAA administrative contractor, Eagle Scout, enjoyed reading, sailing

By on August 17, 2016

Bradley Jon Smith of Annapolis, Md., and Manheim, slipped away Wednesday morning at Brethren Village. He was 48 and died from a stroke related to his cancer.

He was the beloved son of Kenneth and Brenda Smith of Manheim.

Brad graduated from Manheim Central High School and Drew University in Madison, N.J., earning a bachelor of arts degree in English. As a youth, he was active in scouting, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. Until his illness, Brad worked for JMA Solutions as an administrative contractor at the Washington, D.C., offices of the Federal Aviation Administration. Prior to that he worked at the FAA offices in Atlantic City, N.J. He adored the family’s black lab, Abbey, and gave her long walks whenever he visited.

Brad loved literature and was an avid reader. He loved crab cakes, corn fritters, family vacations on Long Beach Island, N.J.; and sailing the Chesapeake Bay with his father on their sailboat, Forever Young.

In addition to his parents, Brad is survived by his sister: Lisa Anne Dyer; and his nieces: Poppy Cordelia and Tatiana Skye Dyer, all of London.

He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents: John and Orpha Bauer; and his paternal grandparents: Kenneth and Lola Smith.

He was a kind and peaceful person, earning the love and respect of those who knew him. In reference to one of his most beloved authors, Kurt Vonnegut (”Slaughterhouse Five”), we hope wherever he is, everything is beautiful and nothing hurts.

A special thank you goes to Dr. Rodney Taylor of the University of Maryland Medical Center; and to the staff at Brethren Village and Asera Care, who treated him with great compassion during his last few weeks.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Donations in Brad’s memory may be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403.

Sail on Brad, sail on.

To place a condolence online, visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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