Bradford Eugene Hardwick, 53, of Cape Coral, died at his home Monday, May 7, 2012. Born in Sikeston, Mo., he moved to Cape Coral in 1964. He was a 1977 graduate of Cypress Lake High School, graduated from Edison College and attended the University of South Florida.
He excelled in all of his life's endeavors. In addition to a successful 17-year career with Time Warner and Comcast, he was a licensed sea captain, an accomplished angler and a lifelong Dolphins fan. He will be fondly remembered for his love, kindness and generosity to family and friends, as well as his welcoming smile and fervent love of everything Cape Coral.
He is survived by his mother, Jo Hardwick, and stepfather, Don Cochran, of Cape Coral; three sisters, Debbie (Bob) Morris of Winter Park, Robin (Rob) Greig and Mary Beth (Chris) Keslinger, both of Cape Coral; one brother, Clay (Esperanza) Hardwick of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; two nieces, Crystal McClaran and Crystal Keslinger; and three nephews, Bo Morris, Dash Morris and David Keslinger. We will forever love and miss you, Brad.
A memorial service will be held today, May 12, at 1 p.m., at the Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 S.W. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. Family and friends are invited. Immediately following, a Celebration Of Life will be held at Tarpon Landings, 6051 Silver King Blvd., Cape Coral.
Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to share in Brad's Life Story and to leave thoughts and memories for his family. Donations in his memory may be made to the Cape Caring Center, 4645 S.E. 15th Avenue, Cape Coral, FL 33904, or to the Cape Coral Historical Museum, 4645 S.E. 15th Ave., Cape Coral, FL 33990.