Bradley Mark Palley
Brad left us too soon but in his 34 years, he fit in a lot of living. He traveled in Europe, Israel and other places, mastered two languages and enjoyed sharing his tales and hearing his friends’ stories. Whether it was about sports, literature or politics, Brad was passionate in his discussions.
A native Santa Barbarian, Brad also enjoyed the Bay Area with its wide variety of activities and ethnic food. He attended Beit Hayalidim, Laguna Blanca, Santa Barbara Middle School, San Marcos High School and the University of Oregon. He lettered in baseball and water polo in high school.
Brad’s passion for sports began with T-Ball. Always a Yankee fan and a Dead Head, he was at Yankee Stadium the day Jerry Garcia died. He inherited his love of music and travel from his mother and his dad’s enjoyment of cycling, swimming and long walks. Brad had a special kindness with his pets and they loved him back. He enjoyed the History Channel and philosophic discussions. He was a prolific reader and was proud of finally finishing War and Peace.
Brad was generous with his friends, had a strong code of ethics and he liked doing things “my way.” Reading and solving difficult crossword puzzles were two of his many pleasures. In his younger years he thrived on playing baseball and as the years went by watching football was a high priority. He’ll be watching from above and making the calls before the ref.
Unfortunately, he suffered from degenerative disc disease and experienced great discomfort. This affected his mental health as well. Wishing you comfort and peace now dear Brad.
He is survived by his loving parents Jeff and Madelyn Silver Palley. As an only child Brad treasured his cousins Aaron and Thea Palley. They shared many good times. He leaves many others who loved him.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Brad’s memory to Congregation Bnai Brith, 1000 San Antonio Creek Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93111 or your favorite charity.
Graveside services will be Friday, Sept 28, 11 am at Santa Barbara Cemetery, 901 Channel Drive.