Condolence From: Kathy Rosati, Westerville, Ohio
Condolence: My son, Jason Hilliard, went to South with Brad. I never had the pleasure of knowing him personally, but hearing of his passing I spoke with Jason who told me the inspiring story of Brad's life. He was quite a young man.
My heart goes out to all of Brad's family and friends. He seems to have left a truly positive and loving outlook on life to all who knew him.
Condolence From: Lisa L.W., Grove City, Ohio
Condolence: There are not enough words to describe the awareness I feel for the privilege of knowing Brad in this last decade. I regret losing touch and not getting to say good-bye. I am thankful that he has a new vantage point in heaven from which he can acknowledge his impact.
It always seemed to me that Brad took a lot more stock in his desire to serve others, build and maintain friendships, and love with God's heart than all of his other many gifts and accomplishments. People were his priority. He had the strongest shoulders and the biggest heart. He was funny and magnetic (stubborn in a good way too). He spoke very often of the blessings he had in his family. My life was made much, much more healed and whole because of the moments I was mentored by Brad, and consequently my children, my spouse, and anyone else in my life will always benefit from that wholeness. God got the credit but Brad put in a lot of work, redirection, and prayer for myself and many others.
Condolence From: Julie Rafeedie Haar, Columbus, OH
Condolence: So sorry to hear about Brad's passing. He was my neighbor on the 3rd floor at Taylor Tower. I'll always remember him as such a positive force. His strength, dedication and perspective taught me so much. Rest in Peace.
Condolence From: Chip Geckeler, Westerville, Ohio
Condolence: Dear Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge:
I was so very sad to learn of Brad's passing. I feel so privileged to have been Brad's teacher over at Annehurst. This incredible young man truly exemplified the attributes of courage, strength, and compassion. His positive example has been such an important blessing to me, as I have tackled some of my own health problems.
Please know that I will always remember this terrific young man and his wonderful family. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I have also made arrangements to have a Mass said in Brad's memory.
May God bless and protect you always.
Condolence From: Ryan Borland, Galena, Ohio
Condolence: I am blessed to have known you Brad. Staunch Friends!
Condolence From: Darlene Weaver, Grove City, Ohio
Condolence: It was very nice knowing Brad. My prayers are with his family and friends.
Condolence From: Crystal Starkey- Clarke, Circleville, OH
Condolence: Growing up our parents were friends. As a kid I remember Brad trying to teach me how to read , fish, and run fast. With distance and time our families grew apart, but I never stopped looking up to Brad and always kept him in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with Denny, Becky and the family.
Condolence From: Aaron Durbin, Columbus, OH
Condolence: Brad was always a good friend and neighbor. He will be greatly missed.
Condolence From: Karin Wraley Barbee, Tecumseh, MI
Condolence: My sympathies to Brad's family, friends, and caregivers. I knew Brad best when he was a young man. He was a wonderful person back then, but from what I know of his life, he became an even better person as he met challenges with spirit and grace. Peace to Brad and those who loved him.
Condolence From: Cory Hance, Chicago, IL
Condolence: We'll always love Brad and have him in our hearts. He inspired me (and repeatedly kicked my butt!) as a co-captain on the Wildcats track and cross country teams and continued to do so over the rest of his life. My thoughts go out to all of his family and friends.
Condolence From: Pamela Puskarich, Lancaster, OH
Condolence: Brad loaned me his faith to get through one of the darkest periods of my life. I will never forget his faith, his positive attitude towards challenges, or his concern for others. He has touched many lives for the better. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and caregivers.
Condolence From: Cathy Campbell, Plain City, OH
Condolence: I know Brad was a wonderful young man. Unfortunately, it has been many years since I have seen him. It is obvious that he was an inspiration to many. He has left this earth all too soon but the Lord has better plans for him. I am so sorry I can't be there, Denny and Becky, Steve and Jeff and your families. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Your cousin Cathy
Condolence From: Anne Pairan, Chatfield, Oh
Condolence: I worked at Creative living some years ago. I was privileged to get to know Brad over those years. He was very kind, patient, and full of life. I was sad to hear this news. But I know his spirit will live on in the many lives he touched.
Condolence From: Chrissa Lorello, Avondale, Arizona
Condolence: I am so happy that I was able to visit with Brad in July at his apartment at Creative Living. Brad said he was anxious to work his way back into his chair so that he could attend an upcoming wedding. He was determined as we all know Brad to be! I attended Otterbein and visited often when he was in Dodd Hall. I moved away many years ago and by the power of Facebook was able to reconnect with Brad. Such a blessing. I am truly sorry for our physical loss of Brad but I am excited for him too. Excited for him to be a ball of energy among us and hoping he gets to run and dance again in his Heavenly life. I can already hear the music.
Condolence From: Anna Mendenhall Sinnett, San Diego, CA
Condolence: Brad was always such a positive and strong person, before and after his accident. I was honored to have known him in high school. He was given a difficult path but met it with grace and confidence. May your memories of him help comfort you at this very hard time.
Anna Mendenhall Sinnett