Kathryn L. “Kay Lee” Rinker Bradley, 81, formerly of 25 South Street, Cuba, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at the Pines Rehabilitation and Healthcare of Olean after a lengthy illness.
Born on January 28, 1939, in Cuba, she was a daughter of Howard Streator and Margaret Harris Rinker. On September 2, 1961, at Our Lady of Angels Church, Cuba she married William T. Bradley, Sr. who predeceased her.
She was a graduate of Cuba Central School Class of 1956. She then graduated in 1958 from the University of Buffalo with a secretarial degree. Three years later, in 1961, she graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a Latin and Philosophy Degree.
She began teaching in Rochester and then in 1962, returned to Cuba and taught Latin and Spanish at Cuba Central School. For many years she was a secretary for her former husband William T. Bradley’s Optometry Business. She owned and operated The Country Heart Store on Main Street in Cuba for many years.
She was a former member and treasurer for the Cuba Palmer Opera House and assisted with its fundraising efforts, the Cuba Historical Society and assisted in grant writing for Restoration Plaques for houses in town that were historically aged. She served on the Cuba Memorial Hospital Board and its Auxiliary and was treasurer for the hospitals ShowTime productions. She also co-chaired Cuba’s bicentennial celebration with Mike Magnano.
She had been a member of Our Lady of Angels Church and its Altar and Rosary Society.
She enjoyed researching family genealogy, cooking and baking, antiques and spending time with her family.
Surviving are her children, William T. (Lisa) Bradley, Jr. of Cuba, Margaret Tufino of Cuba, Michael G. Bradley of Massena, Kathryn “Kathy” (Donald) Glover of Cuba and Colleen (Mark) Edwards of Baldwinsville;
32 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, former husband William Sr., and brother and sister-in-law Timothy J. (Janice) Rinker, a daughter in law Alicia Bradley, and a son in law Jorge Tufino.
Friends and family may call at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., Cuba on Sunday, October 25, 2020 from 4-7 P.M. only at which time the rosary will be recited.
A Missa Cantata Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Monday, October 26, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Belfast at 12:00 P.M.
The Rev. Dennis J. J. Mancuso will be the celebrant.
Memorials may be made to the Cuba Palmer Opera House or to Our Lady of Angels Cemetery.