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Bradley Hetrick

July 16, 1932 — February 5, 2014

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Bradley Wynant Hetrick, Col., USAF (Ret.), 81, of Carlisle and formerly of Boiling Springs, died Wednesday, February 5, 2014 in the M S Hershey Medical Center.

Born July 16, 1932 in Huntingdon, Pa, he was a son of the late Leslie and Pearl (Norris) Hetrick.

Col. Hetrick retired from the United States Air Force after 27 years of service.  He served in Vietnam and was a navigator for flight missions all over the world.

A graduate of Huntingdon Area High School, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from Juniata College, Huntingdon and his Master’s degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology.

He loved God, his family, friends and his country.  Brad enjoyed life, telling and hearing jokes, hunting, fishing, boating, hiking and spending time at his log cabin at Lake Raystown.  He was a fierce fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates Baseball and Penn State Football.

He was a faithful member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Boiling Springs, where he served many years as the church treasurer.

He was preceded in death by his first wife:  Lois Jean (Edwards) Hetrick; a sister:  Pearl Smith and a stepson:  Lee Charles Mohme.

Surviving are his wife of 32 years:  Janet (Bolen) Hetrick; three sons:  Christ Hetrick (and wife Pauline) of Hesston, Pa; Gregory Hetrick (and wife Carole) of Springfield, VA and Curtis Hetrick (and wife Betsy) of Carlisle, Pa; a stepson:  Jerry Mohme (and wife Suzanne) of Bastrop, TX; six grandchildren:  Jeremiah Bradley Hetrick, Nora Weiss (and husband Brent), Anna, Grace and Jude Hetrick and Leslie Mohme; three great grandchildren:  Grace Hetrick, Brooks Weiss and Aiden Mudd.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A. M. Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 111 Walnut St., Boiling Springs, with the Rev. Carolyn S. DeStephano, his pastor, officiating.  Burial with full military honors will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.  Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 A. M. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Boiling Springs VFW Post 8851, 26A Hamilton Road, Boiling Springs, PA 17007 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517

Topeka, Kansas 66675.

Ronan Funeral Home, Carlisle, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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