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Bradley Scott DeWalt, 21, of Grove City, OH and formerly of Boiling Springs, flew back into the arms of our Lord early Tuesday morning, August 24, 2010 in Mount Carmel West Hospital, Columbus, OH. A ruptured blood vessel in his head on Saturday did what the rest of us have been trying to do for years, and that’s to slow him down.

Bradley was born at 12:51 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, 1988 in the former Carlisle Hospital to his young, proud parents, Lisa (Griffith) Brandt and Drew DeWalt. Weighing 9 pounds, 12 ounces and 22 inches long, his mother was reportedly ecstatic when he could finally carry her for a change.

Bradley was active in sports since he could walk. The first time he tried the swim team he was quite upset and it took a few more years for him to be able to stay for practice. He captured swim records while swimming for the South Middleton Swim Club and for the Cumberland Valley High School swim team, including district and state teams and Junior Olympic conquests. Bradley loved competing in the Pass, Punt and Kick competitions as a finalist at CV. He also enjoyed hitting home runs in the backyard with his dad. The baseball-littered farm fields behind his former home can attest to that.

He was an Arrow of Light recipient in the Boy Scouts and loved hiking with his family, friends and his dogs. Bradley loved indoor sports - football, wrestling and towel whipping, to name a few, and by indoor, I mean in the living room! He attended school in the Cumberland Valley School District before his family moved to South Middleton at the beginning of his senior year. He graduated from Boiling Springs High School in 2007.

His competitive fire could be a blessing as well as a curse. From video games to wack-a-mole, miniature golf or can-openers off the roof into a pool (not recommended), he enjoyed competition. This made for interesting and very entertaining company! Bradley was as giving as he was loving and loved to laugh and make those around him laugh too.

If there is a record for the most names of friends and family on a cell phone, he might have that one! Bradley is going to be sorely missed by many! We all love you very much!

Bradley is survived by his mother, Lisa (Griffith) Brandt of Grove City, OH, his father and step-mother, Drew and Meredith DeWalt of Boiling Springs, two sisters, Mikaela and Erika, his brother, Brayden, grandparents, Birchard and Louise Griffith and Donald and Jacqueline DeWalt and many extended family members.

A viewing will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., followed by a short service in Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA.

In lieu of donations the family asks that you spend time with someone special in your life. Please break your routine and go to dinner and a movie or for a walk and tell someone how special they are to you.

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 I am so very sorry to learn of Bradley's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Every time I saw him, from the time he was a little boy to last year when he was snapping Donny's picture with his cell phone, he had a smile on his face and a kind word to everyone around him.
Please accept my deepest condolences.

Aimee (Kistler) Travisano
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It was with a great sense of loss when my family heard of Bradleys passing. I remember how energetic and fun loving Bradley was. We wanted to let you know that you have our greatest sympathy, and our hearts are truly saddened.  .  If there is anything that we can do to help you in anyway, please let us know.  Our sincere thoughts are with you.
With our deepest sympathy,

Kara Messner Gendron
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I am very sorry for your loss, even though I didnt' know Bradley. I was friends of the grandparents, mother and father who I worked with at Roadway.  So sorry I can't make it to the funeral home.
 
Gary Harkless
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So Sorry to hear of your loss.  I had Brad in Keyboarding and he was full of life and always smiling.  My sympathy goes out to all of you.  You will think about him every day.

Jayne Peters
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So sorry to hear of your loss. We remember when he was born and feel your loss as well. Hopefully he is in a better place and happy there.

Fred and Geri Howard
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 I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray that God will embrace your family in his loving arms and provide peace and comfort during this most difficult time. Just remember that God needed helpers so he created and called Bradley.

Audra Fanus
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I dont know you or your son however I felt I needed to send my condolences to the family. It sounds as though your son was so full of life and fun loving. Your obit on your son was very special.I pray that as the days pass your hearts will not be as heavy for you know your son will always be with you. Im very sorry for your loss.
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I am truly sorry to hear about your loss.  I can only imagine the heart ache you are going through right now.  I know it is not much but know that we are thinking of you and hope that you have peace through this tuff time.  You know that he was a wonderful boy and now you have a wonderful angel watching out over all of you.  Please know that we are thinking of you all.

Amy Cole
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I swam with Brad his senior year at Boiling Springs and he not only carried the team further with his amazing talent but also with his jokes and smiles. He will be sorely missed.

Kaci
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My family's heartfelt prayers
and loving thoughts are with you at this time. May God fill your hearts with love and give you strength. "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of need".
Reach out and bring God closer with your thoughts and prayers.

Ruth Evansky
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You're in my thoughts and prayers. I send my condolences to the entire DeWalt family.

Richard Webb
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Dear Drew, Don, Jacquie and Meredith and Lisa,
How awfully, awfully sad I am to hear about Bradley. I can still see him jumping off the roof into the pool. My sincerest condolences to all of you. Sending you many prayers and God's peace to help get you through this tragic time, and of course, much love. Lenny Pfluger
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Drew, Meredith and Family, I don't even know what to say. I am sooo saddened by this. I can't imagine and feel so deeply for you in this time. Bradley truly touched me as a person and this has been a very sad week. Think of all of you often. Sent a message to Anan but no word yet. I'm sure he is devastated as well. He cared so deeply for you and your family.
the last phone no. for you didn't work.
Prayers and thoughts
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Abu Aiadeh
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Dearest Lisa and Drew, My heart aches to know you are in pain and the realization that I can do nothing to comfort you. The fear of losing a child, so beautiful, talented and loved beyond any words to describe, is our worst fear as a parent. Bradley's cute little pudgy cheeks, whispy blonde hair and his mommy straining with all her might to hold him on her hip, will be clear in my memories forever.Outgoing and curious from day one, he touched all of our hearts in his own special way. God give him a special place right next to YOU. I love you Lisa. I am here for you like you were always there for me. Please call me if you want to talk or for any reason. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Drew and the entire family. 7173860712
Jamey Kelley (Shank)
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GOD ONLY TAKES THE SWEETEST SOULS. BRADLEY, WE WERE AND ARE SO PROUD OF YOU. YOU ARE A SWEET DEAR YOUNG MAN. WE WILL SEE YOU AGAIN. YOU MADE US SMILE, YOU MADE US LAUGH, YOU WILL BE MISSED. MAY GOD BLESS LEIS AND JASON ON YOUR LOSS.  EVERYONE HAS LOST A DEAR YOUNG MAN FOR NOW BUT WE WILL SEE YOU SOON. WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU LEIS

JIM AND JUDY ASCH
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To The Griffiths,
So Sorry to hear this news.. I saw Bradley growing up through the yrs. when I worked with you at Kmart.. Though over the yrs. we lost contact, it appears he turned out to be a great young man..
To Lisa,
Sorry to hear this news..

Sincerely,
Linda Halter Strine
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I am sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace!

Abeer - metro Bank
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Drew and Lisa,

I was so sorry to hear about Bradley's passing.  I don't ever remember seeing Bradley without a smile on his face.  He and Kurt played baseball and went to school together and I know Bradley always gave 110 percent--in everything he did.  I lost my oldest son, Scott, three years ago in an accident--he was only 23.  The loss you are feeling will never go away and it never gets easier, but please know your son was a wonderful person and you should have no regrets.  God bless you and give you peace.

Cindi Zimmerman
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 To the DeWalt family, you are in my thoughts and prayers during a time that I'm sure is more difficult than I could ever imagine. I didn't know Brad personally except for his face, but I grew up in Carlisle and swam for the Carlisle High School, YMCA, and Swim Club swim teams. I pray good memories will someday take the place of the loss you feel right now. God bless.

Christine
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Leis, I am so sorry that I couldn't be there in person to tell you and the entire family how sorry I am for you. My Mom always told me that when a person is taken they must have been needed more in heaven than here.  I hope the person that gets Bradley as an Angel knows how special he was to so many.  If I can help in anyway my name and number is in the book.  Love to you all.

Samantha Zaengle & Family
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Dear Birchard and Louise,

  Deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear grandson.  We were saddened to hear of your loss.  Very sorry we were not able to attend the service, but we didn't know until it was too late.  May it comfort you to know that our thoughts and prayers were and are with you.  Remember 1Peter 5:7 and let Jesus help you through the difficult days ahead.

            Love & Prayers,
            Christopher & Lisa Jones
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We are so sorry to hear about your loss of your son Bradley. If we can do anything or just talk, feel free to call us.

Kevin & Lynn Smith
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I'm very sory for your loss.  It seems your son was very loving and fun to be around.  Me and my wife lost our son two years ago and it does not go away.   Again, very sorry for your loss.   God bless.

Rodney Myers
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Brad was a fun, outgoing person.  I worked with him for a number of years.   I also befriended him in this time period.  He was always bringing a smile to peoples faces.  He will be missed greatly.  My heart goes out to Brad's family and friends.

The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God.

Joe Maiuro
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 I met Brad while working at CDG <Civic Development Group> he always had a smile on his face and keeping all of us smiling to. He was always hyper and carrying on with everyone but it made our day more enjoyable. I'm sorry to hear that he is no longer with us, but I know he is looking down smiling.

Kevin  "Moose" Dobson
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 Words cannot begin to express my expression of sorrow for you all on the loss of your son, Drew, your nephew Lance, and Donnie your grandson, Bradley. I know how proud you all were of him. My memory of him was watching him swim in Uncle Donnie's pool and your joy in just being with him. My love and prayers are with you all.

Carol Pitman Valrico Fl
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 Very sorry to hear of your son's passing. I met your son once, around Christmas time, as he was trying to overcome some recent problems. He had good thoughts and big dreams and looked to be turning things around.
Your obituary was very touching and funny in many ways. I especially liked the in lieu of flowers sentence. Very nice!
May god bless you all.
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