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This memorial is sponsored by:

Nancy Dolan

Memorial created 06-21-2008 by
Nancy (Brad's Mom) Kadel Dolan
Bradley Louis Cordial
June 29 1985 - November 23 2002

Brad's 17th Birthday...his last one on Earth



by the Pettisville Basketball Team

Brad was the new kid who was both quiet and shy.

Always nodding his head or saying "hey" as he walked by.

He lived in Wauseon, but came here for his studies

Long enough to meet many new friends, especially his JV buddies.

Although the rules wouldn't allow him to play

He still came to practice working hard every day.

The accident happened so unbelievably fast.

If only we could change what happens in the past. 

He'll be remembered throughout the basketball season.

He's looking down on us with a smile and love

Knowing he's receiving God's treasures above.



By Sara

Tragedy struck on November 23, 2002.

Shock was instilled inside every soul.

Confused and not believing reality,

We scrambled to locate every memory of him tucked away in our minds.

Never having said good-bye,

Tears streamed down our faces,

For we realized that this nightmare had become actuality. 

A precious life was taken from our world,

And ventures upward to a higher place.

There will never be another like him.



HE only throws

what HE knows

we can catch!

B.C. November 23, 2002


     On Saturday, November 23 at about 5:45, Brad Cordial was killed in a car crash.  His passenger was Julius Moreno.  Julius is OK and I hope he can make it through this tough time.  I show my sorrow for Brad's family.  It must be very hard on them.  We all have our different ways of expressing our pain.  But, we all need to help one another, so we can make it through this.  Brad was a great kid.  He was a good friend of mine.  Me and him were tight and when I heard he was dead, I broke down.  It was the biggest shock.  I remember when I saw him last.  It was 7th period, Friday at school.  I'm sure you all remember the last time you saw him, also.  We must never let his memories die, we must make his spirit live on.  He was one of the coolest people I have ever met.  It's just so sad that I didn't get to know him better.  Today, I sat in front of his locker, I hurt inside and I can't stop the pain.  Never let his memory die...


Brad Case

As I lay on the floor and wonder why, the question lingers, "why did u die?"  I thank God for you and the memories, but I still wish you were here with me.

You are not gone.  We keep you here inside us.  You are not gone, we know you're still beside us.  You are not gone, we have this light you gave to us.

We hold the memories and cherish everyday we had, but we would give it up, just to have you back.


See ya on the other side Bud.

Basketball jersey placed in display case at Pettisville High School "In Memory" of Brad.
Brad's Mom had this stone made..."In Memory" of Brad

Cross made by Ty, Joel, Levi and Joe

Ty, Joel, Levi and Joe (4 of Brad's good friends), surprised Brad's Mom with this cross they made and placed at the accident site.


B.R.A.D.D. License Plate




Brad's Mom had this bumper sticker made.
Close up of Brad's cross at the accident site.
Brad's new cross at accident site.
"In Memory" which was placed in the newspapers
Cross Brad's friend, Austin made and placed at the accident site.
Joan, Lynn and Brad's Mom wearing our shirts for our "Angels."


Portland, Oregon...August 2009

Joan Nypaver (Theresa's Mom), Lynn Schlaegel (Megan's Mom) and Nancy (Brad's Mom) traveled to Portland, Oregon in August of 2009.  This was our first time that any of us had attended the conference and we wanted to make sure our "Angels" were represented.  So, we had these shirts made for our children.  Each shirt was created by the Mom's and each shirt was completely different (with messages printed on the back of the shirts).

It was truly heart-wrenching to see all the other parents at the conference, who had lost their child/ren, as well.

Front of T-shirt Brad's Mom wore at the National Compassionate Friends Conference in Portland, OR.
Tiffany's Tattoo for Brad...Chinese symbol for "younger brother"
Candles that were lit for our "Angels" (Brad's is on the right) in Portland, Oregon...2009
Brad's picture on Memory Board at the Compassionate Friends National Conference, Portland, OR.
A former classmate from high school remembering Brad...November 16, 2009

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