Bradley Joll

Obituary of Bradley Mark Joll

      Bradley M Joll - Palm Harbor Florida passed away December, 29th 2023. Brad was born August 3rd, 1958 in Tionesta Pennsylvania,but he grew up in Franklin,PA. He was preceded in death by his parents, father Donald Joll and mother Frances Joll. He is survived by his two sisters Dawn Cherry and Terri Sunder both of Franklin Pa. He has 5 nieces and nephews. Jordan Cherry and his wife Ashely of Franklin, Nicole Cherry of Franklin, Erica Cherry and partner Stephen Gehret of Tionesta, Ethan Sunder and his wife Madisyn of Asheville North Carolina, and Aiden Sunder of Asheville, North Carolina, and seven great nieces and nephews. Also surviving is his former wife, Sandra Watkins Joll of Littleton CO. who remained a close friend.

      Brad graduated from Franklin Area High School in 1976 in which he was a member of the baseball and golf teams. After graduating, he studied criminal justice at Gannon University where he graduated in 1980. After graduation he relocated to Gainesville Florida where he would join the police force in 1981. He worked in the Gainesville police department until he retired as a sergeant in 2003. After retirement he moved to Palm Harbor and later took a job as a TSA agent at the Tampa airport. He retired from there after nine years of work.

      Brad enjoyed reading, golfing, swimming, his poker games, and walking everywhere he could. He enjoyed attending mass at St. Ignatius of Antioch Roman Catholic Church. He never met a dog that he didn’t love and that didn’t love him. He seemed to have a special connection with them that was obvious to anyone who saw them interact.

      A special thank you to his good friend Bill Reddick, who not only put up with him for over thirty years, then helped the family navigate through his death. His kindness will always be remembered and appreciated. 

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