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Mr. Bradley N. KalbBradley N. Kalb, 61, of Lancaster, passed away at his residence on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. He was born August 7, 1952 in Bucyrus to Robert Kalb, deceased and Linda (Leuthold) Londeree who survives him of Lancaster.
Brad was a 1970 graduate of Bucyrus High School. He was a realtor in Fairfield county for over 25 years and currently employed by Harner Realty. He served on the Lancaster Board of Realtors and was president in 2010 and also served on the Professional Standards Committee. Brad was an accomplished bowler in the Lancaster area and served the bowlers as Vice President of the Southeastern Ohio USBC and on the Hall of Fame Committee. He bowled in many leagues including the Lancaster All Star League for many years. In honor of Brad's accomplishments and the impact he made on bowling he was inducted into the SEOH USBC Hall of Fame for Superior Performance in 2012.
He is survived by his daughter, Amanda (Michael) Ventresca of Lancaster; granddaughter who he adored, Katrina Ventresca; sisters, Laura Ball of Grove City and Kelley (Craig) Costantino of Marietta, brothers Scott Kalb of Memphis, and Terry (Ashley) Kalb of Orlando, several nieces and nephews; very close friends, John Headley of Memphis, Tennessee and Mona Finnestad of Lancaster. He also leaves behind many friends in the real estate and bowling community and will be truly missed by all who knew him.
In honoring Brad's wishes, a cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 21, 2014 from 4-8 PM at the TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME in Amanda. In lieu of flowers, a Katrina Ventresca Scholarship Fund has been established at the Fairfield National Bank in memory of Brad.
God only takes the best people, and I know you were one of them. We will be praying for you and your family. I hope to see you someday. You will be missed , especially on Thursday Nites at the corner !!God Bless !
Vic Hecht - February 17 at 01:04 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
God took you to be with him but he can never take my memories of all the "things" we use to do. The next time I hear a thunderstorm with lightning and thunder I will know that it is you bowling with your buddies. I will miss you terribly "cuz". <3
Julie Light-Copper - February 14 at 07:25 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Brad was a wonderful person to work with. We served on many Realtor Board Activities over the past few years. He had a gentle smile for everyone. Brad was a person that you knew you only had to ask once and it was done. At the Christmas Parade we would be all over the place with last minute details and come Monday after the parade would arrive all of these nice photos of the behind the scene that you never knew he was busy taking. Shelter Ohio he always pitched in and was there to help. Brad will be missed for so many reasons but most of all his kindness toward others...Friend & 2013 Past President of Lancaster Board of Realtors ...Fran L. Miller
Fran L. Miller - February 16 at 05:15 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Mandy, Your dad was a member of our family!!!! Always willing to play photographer & always welcome at our Saturday Thanksgivings!!! Please know that I'll be keeping you & your family close in my heart, along with his friends that will miss him beyond belief!! (One of my favorite pics still, the one your dad took at my brother Joe's wedding of you and my son Kurt dancing!) Special memories of a very special man. </3
Kathy (Headley) Weiland - February 16 at 08:53 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Brad was a friend for a far back as I can remember. I'll always smile when I think about him. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all in your loss.
Dave and Helen Bowman - February 16 at 12:17 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Mandy and Katrina. I am so sorry for your loss. thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Glen Melissa and Hallie Ritchie
Melissa Ritchie - February 17 at 04:06 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Brad will be missed by all who knew him. My husband and I have known Brad for many years. He was a good friend, a fellow bowler, photographer and our realtor. Words can't express the loss we feel. He was one of a kind. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Joy and Ken Kellenbarger
Joy Kellenbarger - February 20 at 08:22 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
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The Rein Family - February 18 at 02:39 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
The loss of any loved one or just someone you knew can be very difficult. But Brad had a way of touching the hearts of everyone he came into contact with, and through his death we remember all of the heart-warming memories we shared with him. Brad was one of the many loved ones, I hold in my heart at the bowling alley, who watched me grow into the person I am today. When I told Brad that I would be bowling in college he wrapped his arms around me and told me that he always knew I would accomplish great things. When I last saw him he wished my luck and told me to do my best. Those words meant so much to me, and even though he is no longer here to tell me these thing I know that he will continue to watch over me as I accomplish great things. My prayers are with all of you in your time of loss, Brad was an amazing man with a heart of pure warmth and gold, he will be greatly missed! Keeping you within my thoughts and prayers.
Autumn Cooney - February 17 at 07:46 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
I am saddened by Brad's passing and will miss his smiles and warm greetings. Brad was friendly and kind, and will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Heaven gained an angel.
MaryBeth Tipton - February 21 at 01:50 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM