Bradford L. Hutchenrider of Cotuit and Leesburg, Florida, died May 13 at the age of 74. He was a former Falmouth resident.
The son of Clarence and Barbara (Lewis) Hutchenrider, he was born in Fall River and spent much of his youth in Falmouth.
Mr. Hutchenrider served in the US Marine Corps from 1963 to 1967 and held the rank of sergeant. He spent a year of that time in Vietnam, where he was exposed to Agent Orange. Later in his lifetime, he would develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and succumb to the effects of the disease.
Following his military service, Mr. Hutchenrider became an electrician. He was the sole proprietor of BL Hutchenrider Electricians for more than 40 years, primarily servicing clients on the Upper Cape. He turned the business over to his son in 2010, upon his retirement.
Outside of work, he belonged to the Marine Corps League Detachment 125 of Cape Cod, for which he had served for a number of years as its commandant and paymaster. He also served as a junior district commandant for Massachusetts. In recognition of his commitment, Mr. Hutchenrider received a Citizen of the Year Award from Massachusetts and was named Marine of the Year by the Cape Cod league. When in Florida, he was active with the Marine Corps League North Lake Detachment 662 in Leesburg for the past few years.
Several years ago he fulfilled a wish he had to visit the Iwo Jima Memorial.
He leaves his wife, Linda E. Hutchenrider; a son, Dana Hutchenrider and his wife, Kristen Hutchenrider, of Mashpee, and a daughter, Andrea Barry and her husband, Brian Barry, of Cotuit; his stepchildren, Erika Perez and her husband, Alex Perez, of San Diego, California, Kara Healy and her husband, Robert Healy, of Clayton, New York, and Scott Leppanen of West Yarmouth; 11 grandchildren; his former wife, Joan Hutchenrider of Mashpee; and other family.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visiting hours will be Thursday, May 16, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at John-Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Road in Marstons Mills. A funeral service will be at 1 PM in the funeral home.
Burial with military honors will follow in Beechwood Cemetery.