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Bradford Steven Wilbur

Bradford Steven Wilbur of Maricopa, AZ passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 29, 2021.  He was born on December 11, 1964, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, AZ.

He graduated from Camelback High School in 1982.  He attended Scottsdale Community College, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

He graduated from Arizona State University in 1988.  He continued his training at the Actors International in North Hollywood, CA, South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, CA, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Pasadena, CA.

He loved to sing and play the guitar.  He performed in numerous stage productions.  In the years of 2004 through 2007 Bradford secured a job as an English professor at Ansan College Language Institute in Ansan, South Korea.

Upon returning to the United States he went on to become an IT Technician.  He founded Red Mountain Networks, LLC Technical Service in 2020.

Bradford was a wonderful writer.  He wrote beautiful poems and many stage plays.

Our hearts are broken; however, we know he is in paradise with the Lord.

Bradford is survived by his mother Nancy M. Smith, his brother James B. Wilbur, & two nephews Matthew & Christian Wilbur, his God Mother Ida Rebecca Romero, Grandmother Dorothy Wilbur, Aunts Pamela Buschbacher (Frank) & Danita Geyer (Dayne), Uncles Noel (Shelly) Wilbur & John Wilbur (Jean). He also leaves behind many cousins whom he loved:  Carole Borrego (Aaron) & family, Cynthia Brutchey (Michael), Rebecca Lynn Garner, Eric Garner (Dawn), Christopher Louthan (Kim), David Hafner & Nancy Norris.

He was preceded in death by his father James D. Wilbur & his stepfather Donald P. Smith. Grandparents Aumberto & Elinor Romero & his Grandfather John Wilbur.

Mass will be held in Bradford’s honor on February 27, 2021, at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 18700 N. St Gabriel Way, Maricopa, AZ 85138.  Seating is limited to 25 people due to COVID.  The service will be live-streamed the live stream link is:


  • Nancy M Smith Posted February 16, 2021 11:58 PM

    I loved my beautiful son with all my heart and soul .He will be in my heart forever.

    • Jim passamonte Posted February 19, 2021 8:37 AM

      Oh nancy I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family.

    • Pamelazita Buschbacher Posted February 19, 2021 5:34 PM

      Nancy, Bradford was such a handsome man and accomplished so much in his life. Celebrating Bradford!

  • Carole Borrego Posted February 19, 2021 12:25 AM

    Brad….you were so smart and talented. I’ll never forget that you made mushrooms for me sautéed in butter and soy sauce, and my love of mushrooms began.
    I’ll never forget your mother’s birthday party where you played the guitar and we sang old Beatles songs together.
    Your contagious laugh and smile will never be forgotten.
    May our Lord wrap his arms around and welcome you into paradise with all our loved ones who have gone before us.
    Love you, cousin ❤️❤️❤️

  • Cynthia Brutchey Posted February 19, 2021 4:29 AM

    I remember being at a family gathering and you were playing the guitar by the pool and we were all singing. One of my favorite memories. I love you and will miss you.

  • Dr. Sandra Rogers Posted February 19, 2021 11:25 AM

    My heart goes out to you Nancy. This heartbreak is all too familiar.

  • Lena Rogers Posted February 19, 2021 12:17 PM

    sending you my love

  • Pamelazita Buschbacher Posted February 19, 2021 5:36 PM

    Frank and I are sending so much love to you, Nancy, Jim, Matthew and Christian. Bradford’s picture is so handsome and so much like the boy that I remember. Hugs and Kisses, Pam

  • Chris Louthan Posted February 19, 2021 9:09 PM

    Oh the stories we could tell. It was a never ending good time with Brad and I. Mexico, Girls, Music, and causing as much trouble as we could. Love You Bradford. Prayers to Nancy, Jim and our Family. The Lord received a beautiful Spirit.

  • Linda & Bob Faulkner Posted February 22, 2021 10:58 AM

    Nancy and Jim,

    Bob and I are so very saddened by your loss. Bradford was such a passionate soul, a strong mixture of talent and torment.
    Hope you feel some comfort knowing that he’s truly now resting in peace.

  • John & Jean Wilbur Posted February 27, 2021 11:59 AM

    Nancy, Jim & Family,

    We are very sorry for your loss. Please know that Bradford, you, and all your loved ones remain in our thoughts and prayers.

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