Robert B. Bradley, 88, a retired physicist who had worked for the federal government, died Nov. 19 at a hospital in Gettysburg, Pa., after a heart attack.
Mr. Bradley worked for the Naval Ordnance Laboratory, the Department of Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health from 1957 to 1977, when he
retired and moved from Rockville to Gettysburg.
Robert Bell Bradley was born in Cadillac, Mich., and grew up in the Washington area, graduating from the District's Central High School in 1938. He
enlisted in the Army during World War II, serving as a combat medic. He participated in the Normandy invasion. He later was captured in France and held
as a prisoner of war by the Germans at a camp in Poland until he was liberated in 1945.
He returned to the Washington area and graduated with a degree in physics from the University of Maryland. He received a master's degree in psychology
from George Washington University.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Marjorie June Bradley of Gettysburg; three children, Anita Bradley of Oregon, Wis., and Eric Bradley and Calvin
Bradley, both of Gettysburg; and a grandson.
-- Patricia Sullivan