Hubert Bradley "Brad" Searles

Apr 12 1941
Oct 26 2019
78 Years

Hubert Bradley "Brad" Searles, 78, was born April 12, 1941 in Ercildoun, Pennsylvania.  He died on October 26, 2019 after a brief illness.  

Born in Ercildoun, he was the son the late Hubert Searles and Lucy Jones Searles.

He was a 1959 graduate of Scott High School.  He worked 40 plus years at Lukens/Bethlehem Steel Company in Coatesville, never missing a day of work.

During his retirement years, he stayed in frequent contact with his former steel mill colleagues, he daily exercised at the local YMCA, making many friends in the process.  He faithfully attended the Church of Christ in Ercildoun.  

He is survived by his brother, Milton, sister-in-law Theodora, nephew Mikael, nephew Niklas and his wife Julia, Aunt Sarah Smith Searles and a host of cousins.

The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 1st at 11 AM at Church of Christ, 750 Doe Run Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320.  The viewing will be held at the church from 10 until 11 AM.  Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Brad's memory to the American Cancer Society by clicking HERE.  

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg.  Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Nov 1 2019 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Church of Christ, 750 Doe Run Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320


My thoughts and prayers to the family of mr Brad  I'm mr brad co worker and friend Melvin thompson daughter. These two were worse than women the phone rang all day everyday. They keeped each other very informed. I would post dad made a cake and mister brad would call dad and say so u made a cake. They were funny. I'm gonna miss seeing his number pop up on my phone   You was a great friend to my dad when he loss my mom in april. Now he needs someone because I Believe he loss his bff  rest easy 

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I always loved seeing Mr. Sears every morning at the Y. He Was always smiling and definitely brightened up the morning. I will miss seeing him on a daily basis there . Thoughts and prayers to the family . 

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Milton- My condolences to you and your family on Brad's passing.  I'll miss seeing him on Facebook!

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Lieve Brad, je was een imponerende verschijning. Ik zal je missen op Facebook, met je raadsel. 

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My heartfelt condolences to the Searles family. May your memories comfort you in this time of sorrow.
Much love,
Deb & Brian

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Dear Milton and Family,
My prayers are with you. Brad was a wonderful person and a good friend. I will miss him.
With love and sympathy,
Terry Franklin and family

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Dear Mr. Searles,

We are sorry for your loss.

Maria & Richard Beck

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So very sorry to learn of his passing. Sending prayers...

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I'm sorry to hear of Mr Searles passing orayers going out to the family in your time of sorrow

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Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

The Curtis Williams Family

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Brad was always on my list of favorite cousins, and our mothers were more like sisters than first cousins. He was blessed with many positive attributes.  Brad and I would keep in touch at least every other week, and I always knew to call him before 8 p.m. (LOL).  He will be truly missed.  Love and prayers to Milt, Thea, Mikael and Nik.  ~  "Tippi"

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