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Bradford Wells ’48

Published in July 21, 2007, issue

Brad Wells died July 27, 2007.

A native of Cleveland, he joined us by way of Western Reserve Academy. A member of Prospect and the Glee Club, he graduated from Princeton with high honors in SPIA and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

After graduation he joined the State Department and was posted to Germany in Frankfurt and Bremen. In 1953 he was transferred to Monrovia, Liberia, and said, “A year there was enough to convince me — or any reasonable man — that the Foreign Service was not for me.” He returned to enter Harvard Law School and start a career.

In 1956 Brad and Joan Sparrell were married and moved to Denver, where they produced two sons and two daughters. Brad’s law practice went on apace. He helped found the Samaritan Center and a food bank. Travel, golf, and a novel marked his retirement years.

To Joan; the couple’s children, Brad, Peter, Sarah, and Marti; and six grandchildren, the class extends its profound condolences.

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