June 5, 1933 - July 15, 2010
Richard Samuel Bratman, 77, of Overland Park, KS, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2010 at Kansas City Hospice House. Graveside services will be 3:00pm Friday, July 16, 2010 at Sheffield Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. The family suggests contributions to Beth Israel Abraham & Voliner. Beth Shalom Preschool, Kansas City Hospice or a charity of one’s choice. Richard was a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service for 40 years before his retirement. He was a 50 year member of Beth Israel Abraham & Voliner Synagogue and was a member of B’nai B’rith, Ararat Shrine, the Jewish Heritage Club at the Jewish Community Center and the AZA where he received the Alephgadal Award. He was also a 32nd degree Mason and was a Weblo leader in the Cub Scouts. Richard was born in Kansas City, MO, the son of Harry and Mollie Dennis Bratman, and was a lifelong area resident. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers: Louis Bratman, Morrie Bratman and Phillip Bratman, and his sister: Sara Bratman Boggs. Richard is survived by his devoted wife of 50 years, Joyce Bratman, of the home; son: Bruce Bratman, Overland Park, KS; daughter: Marcee Davidson, Overland Park, KS; grandchildren: Michael Davidson and Ariella Davidson; Katie Bratman and Hunter Bratman. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather with a beautiful heart who would do anything for anybody at anytime. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Hospice and Dr. Alexander Davis and to all of the wonderful Rabbi’s, family and friends who have provided support. Richard loved Judaism and always believed a person should strive for a good name. Maintaining honesty and integrity was his philosophy in life.
Richard Samuel Bratman, 77, of Overland Park, KS, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2010 at Kansas City Hospice House. Graveside services will be 3:00pm Friday, July 16, 2010 at Sheffield Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. The family suggests contributions... View Obituary & Service Information
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