Bradley “Brad” Scott Whiteman, a resident of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2012 at the age of 25. Brad was born on Jan. 30, 1987 in Redondo Beach, CA, the son of Raymond Bradley and Emma Frances (Romo) Whiteman.
While residing with his family in Torrance, CA, Brad began school. He was full of youthful exuberance, which often earned him a front row seat, just beside the teacher, where his energies could be better directed. Brad’s boundless energy supported many after school activities, including t-ball, baseball and track, music, socializing and video games. During the winter months, Brad developed a great love for snowboarding and took countless trips to the ski lodges throughout the years. He moved to Colville in 1998 with his family and continued his education at Westover Academy. Brad also attended public schools for a time in both Colville and in Pennsylvania at McKeesport High School. He returned to Colville to finish his senior year of high school. As he grew, so did his love for snowboarding, music and dancing, video games and technology. Following high school, Brad worked at the Colville Sears before moving to Spokane. While in Spokane, he worked as a waiter at the Denny’s restaurant. Brad’s adventurous spirit then lead him to Milwaukee, WI and while there, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp. Graduating from basic training in San Diego, CA, he earned the distinguished position of “Company Honor Man”. Brad felt it to be a great honor to serve in the U.S. Marine Corp. He was offered many opportunities and embraced each one with appreciation. He attended Communication Electronics School at Twentynine Palms, California and was currently serving as a Lieutenant Corporal, stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point in North Carolina. Brad was an intelligent young man with great energy and drive. His charismatic character often “ignited the party” when he entered the room. Brad sought to embrace the good in all and inspire those in his presence. His vast knowledge of electronics made him a great student and excellent instructor in the field of technology. He shared his dynamic nature and infectious love for life with family, friends and anyone in his presence. He is survived by his mother, Emma Romo, Colville; father, Raymond
Whiteman, San Marcos, CA; brother, David Whitford, Colville; sisters, Kelli Watts and husband, Alan, Spokane; Alison Whitford, Colville; grandparents, Oscar and Evelyn Romo, Colville; Ray Whiteman, San Marcos, CA; Ruth Birchall, McKeesport, PA; uncles, Lee Duke, Newport; Mike Romo, San Diego, CA; Robert Romo, Long Beach, CA; James P. Romo and wife, Holly, Ramona, CA; Joe Whiteman and wife Debbie, Bishopville, MD; aunts, Terri Baker and husband James, PA; Irene Heckenstaller, PA, and numerous cousins and extended family. The funeral service for LCpl Bradley Whiteman will begin at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 27, 2012 at the St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2000 E. Hawthorne Ave., Colville, WA 99114. The graveside service will follow at the Calvary Cemetery, Colville. Pastor Robert Andrews will be officiating. A mass, dedicated to Bradley, will be held at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Colville, WA. Memorial contributions may be given, in Bradley’s name, to the charity of ones choice. Please visit the on-line memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com . Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.
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