Bradley E.  Applegate
Died: Jun 21, 2017

Bradley E. Applegate, 58, of Hackettstown, NJ passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice in Fredon Twp., NJ surrounded by his loving family. Born May 9, 1959 In Phillipsburg, NJ, Brad was the son of Nancy L. Wagner Applegate and the late Malcolm Applegate.

A lifelong resident of Hackettstown, Brad was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He was last employed at Lowes of Hackettstown and previously worked for Comcast Cable Vision in Mansfield Twp. Brad proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp from 1978 to 1982 attaining the rank of Sergeant. Because of his military service, Brad belonged to several veterans associations throughout his adult life. Many years ago, he enjoyed playing softball in the Hackettstown Softball Men’s League. He was also faithful fan of the New York Yankees and a soccer enthusiast.

In addition to his  mother, Nancy, he is survived by his wife Donna Theys Applegate and his beautiful daughter, Hannah. Brad is also survived by two sisters; Lisa Applegate and Alyson Reynolds.

Visitation will be on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Funeral services will be on Monday, 10:00am at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Hackettstown, NJ. Interment with military honors will follow at the Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ. Online condolences may be sent to the family at In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to either “The Wounded Warrior Project” or “Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice”.


Christine Manno
July 13th, 2018 8:50 am
Alyson - I am so sorry, I just saw this obituary and was shocked to learn of Brad's passing. My brother Mike just passed away on June 30th so I know how difficult this must have been for you. Just wanted to send you my thoughts and prayers, even though it has been a year I know the pain is still there.
Linda (Landiak) Bender
July 31st, 2017 3:26 pm
I am shocked to read this. Bradley was in my class in Hackettstown High School, class of '77. I will always remember Brad as a great athlete and an all around nice guy. RIP to a former classmate and condolences to his family.
Richard Henry
June 28th, 2017 7:07 am
Donna and Hannah, we were so sorry to hear of Brad's passing and we are truly sorry for your loss. I missed chatting with Brad at the Comet games. Swapping Marine stories about places and things we have done. Court St., the Swamp, basic. Good times. From one Marine to another "...and when he gets to heaven ole St. Peter he will tell, another Marine reporting sir, I've served my time in hell." Rest in Peace. Richard, Amy, Nia, Kara, and Lainee Henry
Stephen Byron
June 26th, 2017 11:26 am
Saddened to hear the passing of Brad. My condolences to the family. Many good memories with Brad. A friend that will be missed. Rest in peace.
William and Margaret VanVliet
June 25th, 2017 1:49 pm
Nancy and Lisa, Truly saddened by Brad's passing. Bill and I feel privileged to had the opportunity to vacation him and your family over these past years. Rest in peace Brad and know how much you were loved and will be missed. Bill and Margaret
John C (Jumbo) Snyder Jr
June 24th, 2017 8:55 pm
To Donna,Hannah and the Applegate Family i extend my deepest condolences. To my brother in arms, Brad. Rest easy, We Have the Watch. Fair Winds and Following Seas My Brother. Semper Fi.
Ed Wehmeyer
June 24th, 2017 6:11 pm
My deepest sympathy to family and to all friends. I am so sad at this difficult time and have been reflecting back on our time together over the years. Going to Yankee games, Redskin games, Green Bay and Eagles game years ago in the freezing cold in Philadelphia, playing softball together and winning our only championship in Hackettstown. The many concerts in the Field at Waterloo were always an event. The biggest day of his life was when his daughter Hannah came into this World. Gosh he was always so Proud of her and talked to me often about her playing Soccer and how well she was doing. Brad and I had many heart to heart talks, never will forget his amazing laugh, sense of humor, love for his country family and friends. Rest in Peace Brad My condolences again to Family and friends
Robin Raible
June 23rd, 2017 8:12 pm
Our deepest sympathy Donna, Hannah and the rest of the family. We are truly sorry for your loss! Sincerely, Robin, Duane, Megan & Brendan Raible
Raquel Kay
June 23rd, 2017 7:56 pm
I am so sorry to hear of Brad's passing. He was a great neighbor for many years and a very special guy! He used to call me "Kiddle" - I guess because I was a kid. Nancy, Lisa & Alyson, I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you find some comfort in knowing that he is now reunited with Mr. Applegate. xoxo
Nancy and Joe DeWitt
June 23rd, 2017 7:49 pm
Our sincerest sympathies to all of the Applegate family upon the loss of Brad. May each of you know comfort, peace and strength through our Lord's unending love. Most sincerely, Nancy and Joe DeWitt
Kevin & Karen Smith
June 23rd, 2017 6:04 pm
Our condolences to Applegate family. Thoughts and prayers to you during this time of sadness. Brad was always good for alaugh. RIP. Kevin & Karen Smith
Liz Iacampo Palumbo
June 23rd, 2017 12:16 pm
Such sad news. I knew Brad in school and later enjoyed seeing him often at Lowes....always ready with a hug and pleasant chat. My heart goes out to his family at this horrible time.
Kelli Schult
June 23rd, 2017 12:02 pm
Applegate Family, I am so saddened to hear of Brad's passing. Sending much love and warm healing energy your way.
Elaine Pratt Saldino
June 23rd, 2017 11:01 am
So very sorry. Prayers to all the family. Rip Brad ❤️
Judy and Marty O'Hora
June 23rd, 2017 10:03 am
Our prayers and condolences go out to he Applegate family.Brad was a great guy and bet he and Teamer are having a good time.God Bless!
Michael Wood
June 23rd, 2017 9:32 am
So sad to be losing another classmate, Brad was a great guy. Many fond memories of our time together playing Basketball in grade school, hanging out on 4th St. and having some laughs at HHS . . . RIP Brad.
Laureen and Phil Timbrell
June 22nd, 2017 9:35 pm
It is with great sadness to hear of Brad's passing. He was a friend and teammate for many years. He was always a proud family man and veteran. May he rest in peace
June 22nd, 2017 7:20 pm
Cousin Brad,You put up a long hard fight.You will always be in our hearts and minds.Rest in peace buddy.You are with Teamer now.We love you always.
Kevin & Eleanor McCann
June 22nd, 2017 4:08 pm
So sorry to hear of Brad's passing condolences to the family
Katherine Reeves Dahms
June 22nd, 2017 3:15 pm
My deepest sympathy to the Applegate family in this time of saddness My family spent alot of special memories with the Applegate family back in the day God bless you all Kathy
Katherine Reeves Dahms
June 22nd, 2017 3:10 pm
My deepest sympathy to the Applegate family We shared many fond memories back in the day
Kerry Fisher
June 22nd, 2017 2:02 pm
Dear Donna and family, we send our deepest condolences to your family. Sincerely, Kerry & Jeff Fisher
John Crisp
June 22nd, 2017 1:18 pm
Our deepest condolences to the entire Applegate family. Especially Danna and Hanna. Brad was a great American. I miss our conversations, he was a straight shooter. No fancy frilly dancing around, he gave it the way it was. A rare quality to find these days. Hanna, you could not ask for a better angel to watch over you as we all know Brad is already on that post. Nothing more bad ass than a Highly motivated Marine Guardian Angel!
Alex & Diane (Parks) Ostrow and family
June 22nd, 2017 12:07 pm
Heartfelt condolences on Brad's passing. May God's peace and strength cover you all during this incredibly difficult time.
Kendell Wallace
June 22nd, 2017 12:07 pm
I am very sorry to hear of Brad's passing. My love and support to the family. Kendell
Jpy and Lester Snyder, Sr.
June 22nd, 2017 11:43 am
Nancy and family: We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Brad. Like his Dad he has left a Legacy to the people of Hackettstown for his great personality and contributions to all of us. Our Sincere Sympathy to all. Joy and Les Snyder
Marie Cashill Baumiller
June 22nd, 2017 9:51 am
Dear Donna ,I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Brad. May the Lord help u during these difficult days ahead. Rest in Peace, Brad. Gone to soon.
Judy Costa
June 21st, 2017 9:44 pm
I am so sorry to hear of Brad's passing! My condolences go out to all. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers!! Rest in peace, Brad...
Paul & Robin Wallace
June 21st, 2017 9:16 pm
Dear Applegate Family My Wife Robin and I were saddened to read of Brad's passing, and think of the last time we got to talk to him in line in November at the High School on Election Day. It was a credit and showed who Brad was to see him exercising his right to vote and not feeling well. We pray that the LORD Grant you all comfort as HE alone can bring. May The LORD Bless you and Keep You, May HE Make HIS Face To Shine Upon You and Give You Peace and Strength. GOD Bless Paul & Robin Wallace
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