NORMAN "BRAD" WIDENER
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Norman "Brad" Widener passed away peacefully with his family by his side on
Tuesday, January 12, 2021.
Brad was a Jehovah Witness for most of his life who lived by faith and happy
to share spiritual insight with those who seek it. He was also a member of
Alcoholic Anonymous for many years who took it "one day at a time", helping
him through daily challenges.
Growing up with two older brothers and close friends, Brad spent most of his
childhood outdoors. Whether it was playing baseball or having slingshot
fights, there was always something to get into! Family was a big part of
his upbringing with large family cookouts and camping trips. As an adult,
Brad worked a short time at Thew Shovel and lived in Lorain most of his
life. He enjoyed watching western movies and admired John Wayne for his
tenacity. Brad also shared this same quality by endeavoring to persevere
through health problems over the years. Brad was known as generous and
would give you the shirt off his own back if you needed it. He was a whiz
at trivia, skillful at checkers beating most that he played, and loved
writing poetry. Visiting local restaurants with family and friends was
something Brad looked forward to. After living independently for most of
his life he made Anchor Lodge Retirement Village his last home. Brad made
many friends while living there and had people who really cared about him.
Brad leaves behind his brother Larry Widener, nieces Joy and Jeannine
Widener, and a host of family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Mabel (nee Durbin)
Widener and his brother Richard Widener.
Brad is now in the Lord's hands in paradise.
Later this year there will be a private memorial service with burial
following in Elmwood Cemetery, Lorain.
Andras Crematory & Funeral Home, Lorain, entrusted with arrangements.