Obituary: Bradley H. Buck

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday January 24, 2018
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November 24, 1951 - December 25, 2017

Bradley Buck, 66, of San Francisco, died on Christmas Day in the presence of friends and family after a valiant battle with lung cancer.

Born November 24, 1951 in Peoria, Illinois, he hitchhiked his way to San Francisco in 1973. He had many and varied careers over the years. He was a 30-year long-term HIV survivor. Bradley's 20-year commitment to the recovery community was a source of great pride for him. He loved to travel, road trips and cruises especially. A friend to many, he will be recalled fondly for his unique wit and humor.

After 18 years together, Bradley married John Yarlett in 2008. In addition to his husband, Bradley is survived by his father, Bob; sisters Peggy Rowe and Becky Gilmore; and loving nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother, Virginia.

A memorial will be held Sunday, February 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Castro Country Club, 4058 18th Street in San Francisco. A great dog lover, Bradley would be pleased for any donations in his name to be sent to Muttville Senior Dog Rescue (