John J. Bradley Jr. ’51
Date posted: April 7, 2021, 3:30 pm
John “Jack” Bradley, 91, Allouez, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018. Born June 10, 1927 in Ohio, he is the son of the late John and Virginia (Bennett) Bradley. Jack received a degree in engineering from MIT in 1951 and went on to become vice president of engineering at Paper Converting Machine Company. Jack was an accomplished athlete, competing in hockey and tennis into his 80s. While on a business trip to Sweden, he met the love of his life, Eva Andersson, at a local restaurant. Though Jack was unable to dance because he was on crutches and in a leg cast from an Achilles injury, he and Eva danced at their wedding in Green Bay on April 24, 1971. Jack learned Swedish, was able to read Swedish books, and was particularly interested in Swedish history. He was very fond of Eva’s relatives and enjoyed many trips to Sweden with her. They travelled together to numerous other countries. After leaving Paper Converting, he became an expert witness in many liability trials due to his extensive knowledge of the machinery.
Jack is survived by his wife, Eva; two children and their spouses, Jack (Barbara) Bradley and Betsy (Stephen) Markwardt and their mother, Jean Slawny; three grandchildren, Ben, Sam (Amanda) and Anne; two great-grandchildren, Jasiah and Eli; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by one son, Davis; and one brother, Ben.
Jack will be remembered by his family and friends as a very kind, generous, and thoughtful person and will be dearly missed. His family extends a special thank you to the caring staff of Unity Hospice for their comfort during this difficult time.