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Bradley B. Hackett, Sr.

April 23, 1939 ~ November 13, 2022 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Obituary

Bradley B. Hackett Sr, age 83 of Elkland, PA passed away Sunday evening, November 13th, 2022 at his home. Born on April 23,1939, in Osceola, PA he was the son of Frederick A. and Edith E. Hackett. Brad was born and raised in the Osceola, Elkland, Nelson area and graduated from Elkland High School in 1959, where he was a multi-sport athlete playing soccer, basketball, and baseball. His skill in baseball led him to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies after a tryout at Dunn Field in Elmira, NY following graduation. It was in high school that he met the great love of his life, Rosemary E (Bruce), whom he would marry in May of 1960. The two would spend the next 62 years together in Elkland, PA, raising three children, daughter Kelley (Hackett) Cevette, and sons Blaine and Bruce Hackett. Brad was an avid hunter, fisherman, and woodsman for over 70 years, bagging his last whitetail buck in 2018 at age 79, before health issues limited his mobility. His passion of being in the woods culminated in his purchase of land on the PA/NY border in Tuscarora, NY where he would spend the bulk of his time in his retirement years, known among the family as “Hackett Hill”. An avid fastpitch softball and baseball player in his earlier years, he was inducted into the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame, the Cowanesque Valley Mens Basketball Hall of Fame, and the Elkland Softball Association Hall of Fame. He also spent many years coaching, where he had the uncanny ability to recognize overlooked talents in players and put them in the positions on the field where they could succeed. He passed on his love affair of sports to his children and later grandchildren, whom he coached and was a passionate supporter of each of their sports careers. Brad was also an ardent fan of the New York Yankees, New York Giants, Buffalo Bills, Penn State Football and Syracuse Orangemen basketball, avidly following each team as the seasons changed. Brad was employed by Ingersoll/Dresser Rand for 38 years as a maintenance painter, retiring in 2001, where he met and made many of his lifelong friends. He is survived by his wife Rosemary (Bruce) Hackett of Elkland, PA, daughter Kelley (Jeff) Cevette of Elkland, PA, son, Blaine (Jody) Hackett of Elkland, PA, son Bruce (Meshion) Hackett of Corning, NY, 6 grandchildren (Justin Cevette, Dan Cevette, Erin (Hackett) Cook, Taylor Hackett, Cecilia Hackett, Sophia Hackett) and 5 great grandchildren (Mason Cevette, Callen Cevette, Kenna Cevette, Caellum Cook, Micah Cook). He is also survived by his siblings, Sharon Jones, Terry (Joanne) Hackett, Carly (John Butch) McDivitt, William (Lois) Hackett, Debbie (Scott) Chilson. He was preceded in death by his parents Frederick A. Hackett and Edith E. Hackett and brother Robert R. Hackett. Calling hours will be Thursday, November 17th, from 11 AM - 1 PM at the United Church of Nelson (Nelson, PA) with services to follow. If you're unable to attend in person, click here for the zoom link for Bradley's funeral service. In lieu of donations, the Hackett Family asks you to play catch with someone you love and cherish the time you have with your loved ones.  Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc.   www.kenyonfuneralhome.com.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
November 17, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
United Church of Nelson (PA))

Funeral Service
Thursday
November 17, 2022

1:00 PM
United Church of Nelson (PA))

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