Bradley Kyle Daniels was a good son, brother, grandson, nephew, and friend to many. He had a kind heart, was smart and curious, and made friends everywhere he went. He has left us far too early.
Brad grew up in Livermore with his big sister, Robin. They were three years apart, but their birthdays were separated by a day, March 9 and 10. They shared birthday parties when they were young, and Brad would follow Robin around, doing everything she did. If there was a tree around, Bradley would climb it. His Grandma Boone gave him the nickname “George” after the children’s book monkey Curious George.
Brad was always there for family birthdays and holidays. One family Christmas tradition for many years was going out for breakfast before opening gifts. Bradley would get up early and go with his grandparents and Auntie Laurie.
Brad grew up playing sports. He started playing soccer, baseball and basketball at the earliest age anyone would let him sign up. Soccer started at age 4; they called it bunch ball for obvious reasons. He went up the age groups in the league, continuing to high competition where he played goalie. T-ball started at age 5. Bradley was into the game. He was not out there to pick daisies in the outfield, and thought he should be involved in every play. He went on to play on several all-star teams over the years. Basketball started with CYO and continued into middle school and high school. Football started as a freshman in high school, playing through his senior year.
After graduating from Livermore High School, Brad went to Sacramento State. There he joined the fraternity Sigma Chi. That was the beginning of many new lifelong friendships; Brad and his fraternity brothers created deep and strong bonds. Brad worked many jobs in his time at Sac State. After graduation with a degree in finance and business, he worked in the mortgage industry before moving into the solar-energy business.
Brad liked the Golden State Warriors, the San Francisco 49ers, and the Oakland Athletics. He went to Warriors games in Oakland with friends and treated his dad to tickets at the new Sacramento Kings Arena when they played the Warriors. Brad cheered on the 49er’s and the A’s in their recent success. Brad loved chocolate, like his mom. He loved a good steak and lobster, like his dad.
Bradley is survived by his parents, Larry and Cathy, and his sister Robin, all from Livermore. He is also survived by his Auntie Laurie of Sacramento and Grandpa Jack Daniels of Lake County.
Services will be held at noon on Thursday, March 5, at Callaghan Mortuary in Livermore. Burial will be at Memory Gardens. Callaghan Mortuary is handling the arrangements, and an online guestbook is available for condolences at www.callaghanmortuary.com.