Vernon F. "Dag" Bradley, MD, age 83, Tyrone, formerly of Altoona, Pa, died Tuesday morning at Epworth Manor, tyrone, after an extended illness.
He was born in Springdale, son of the late E. O. and Mary (Fajbik) Bradley. He married Phyllis Marian Shimp December 29, 1956 at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, Tyrone.
survived are his wife and four children James S. of Altoona, Timothy M. MD, of Geneva, IL; P atrick K. (Janice) of Eighty Four, and Mary Beth (Bob) McKown of Shelby, Ohio; two granddaughters; Lauren Elizabeth Bradley of Pittsburgh.
Vernon graduated from New Kensington High School in 1950, studied premed at St. Vincent Collage, Latrobe, and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, in 1958.He served his internship at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Tarentum and did his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, from 1959 - 63. He published and presented several oaoers in his field in 1962.
He was on consulting staff of Tyrone Hospital,Van Zandt VA Medical Center and Nason Hospital and an active staff member of Mercy and Altoona Hospitals. He eas board certified in 1969 and recertified in 1978 by thr American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Bradley retired in 1998 as a physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology after 35 years of service. He then taught and was preceptor in OB/GYN with Altoona Family Physicians at Altoona Hospital. He was awarded Clinical Teacher of the Year by the family practice residency program in 1989 and presented a Life Achievement Award by the residents in 2003.
Dr. Bradley was a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of the American Medical Association, Blair County Medical Society, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and an associatte member of the Royal College of Physicians.
He held the position of medical director of the Outpatient Prenatal Clinic at Altoona Hospital for 10 years and was an instructor in obstetrics in the family practice residenncy program at Altoona Hospital. He was an assistant professor in the Department of Community Health and Family Practice at Hershey Medical School/Penn State College of Medicine, was a member of the QA Committee and the Preferred Health Care System Inc.,Preferred Provider Organization at Altoona Hospital, and was former medical director of the same. He was a member and chairman of the executive committee of the medical staff and served as secretary and treasurer at Altoona Hospital in 1993.
He was also member of St Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, Altoona.
Friends will be received from 4-8 PM today, August 20,2015 at Jones Funeral Home, where a Vigil For the Deceased will be held at 7:00 PM.
A Funeral Mass will be celebreted at 10:00 A.M. Friday August 21,2015, at St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, Altoona, Father D. Timothy Grimme officiating.
Committal Rites will be held at Calvary Cemetery Altoona.