William Bradley III
August 8, 2005
The Honorable William Henry Bradley III entered into eternal rest on Aug. 5, 2005. He was born Oct. 26, 1946, in New York. He and his family moved to Escondido, Calif., in 1956. He graduated from Escondido High School in 1964 and from Western State University School of Law in 1976. He practiced law in Escondido for 17 years before moving his practice to El Dorado County in 1993. He was a pro-tem judge in El Dorado County for four years and spent the last five years as commissioner with the Superior Court of California in El Dorado County. As Superior Court commissioner in South Lake Tahoe, he handled family law matters, juvenile dependency matters, probate, conservatorship and guardianship as well as criminal arraignments.
Bill was an avid fisherman and an all-around outdoorsman. He looked forward to his “guys only” fishing trip to the Sierra on opening day- a trip he made for 30 consecutive years. He loved fishing throughout the Sierra, something he started doing as child with his father and his best friend, Charlie Balogh. Above of all, Bill loved life and lived it to the fullest. He was a man of his word, well respected and well loved by everyone who knew him. He was deeply committed to family and took great joy in his grandchildren.
Bill is survived by the greatest joy of his life, his wife of 38 years, Cheryl Bradley; daughter, Kim Bradley; son, Bill Bradley and his wife Shanie; granddaughter, Spenser; grandson, Parker; sister, Nancy Bradley Reppert and her husband; brother, Michael Bradley, and his wife; nephews Robert King and Jon and Justin Bradley; and niece Robin King; as well as many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother Ann Bradley and father William H. Bradley II.
A memorial to celebrate his life will be held in Kelsey, Calif., in October.