George F. “Skip” Bradburn

December 21, 1949 - January 09, 2022

Visitation: Wednesday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.; Devlin Funeral Home Inc., Ross Twp.

Service: Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, St. Sebastian Church Thursday 10:00 a.m.

Of Ross Twp., on Sunday, January 9, 2022. Born December 21, 1949 in Pittsburgh, PA. Son of the late George F. Jr. and Gloria Bradburn Beloved husband of 47 years to Debbie J. (Johnston) Bradburn. Loving father of Michael P. and Megan M. Bradburn. Proud grandfather of Autumn and Hannah. Brother of Kathy Bradburn, Judy Litzinger, Mikey Morrison, Tim Bradburn and Jim Bradburn. Also best furry friend, Geno, a Pommeranian. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Skip retired from the University of Pittsburgh as the Budgeting Director of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs in 2012. He played banjo in the Pittsburgh Banjo Club and was active at St. Sebastian Church as co-leader of the Catholic Mens Fellowship group and as a money counter as well as being involved in the Pittsburgh Mens Emmaus North retreats. He was a big Pittsburgh Penguins fan. Friends received Wednesday, 2-4 and 6-8 pm at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 806 Perry Hwy., North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, St. Sebastian Church, 311 Siebert Rd. Pittsburgh PA 15237, Thursday, 10 am.
Please go to to view Skip in a documentary doing one of the things he enjoyed most, playing the Banjo.

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  • Fr. Richard J Zelik, OFM Cap

    George and I were classmates at St. Fidelis High School. Even though we were in different homerooms and quite a spread between “B” and “Z” as many times we were grouped alphabetically, I always found George to be quite humorous and willing to help where he could. My deepest sympathy to Debbie and their children and families! I am keeping you all in prayer!

  • Paulette Jendrejewski

    Dear Judy so so sorry to hear about your brother. I wish I could have made the service or mass but I have been down with a cold and sore throat. Know that I am thinking about you and your family and sending my prayers. Luv ya, dear friend.

  • John and Diane Ward

    Judy and family, we are so very sorry to hear about your loss! Praying for healing and peace knowing Skip is at home with The Lord! God Bless during this difficult time!

  • April McGregor

    Debbie, Michael and Megan, so terribly sorry for your loss. I am unable to make ther services but wanted you to know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️

  • Leon Haley

    I knew Skip well, as we shared our Christian faith together. He was a good man who I never heard say a mean word about anyone. I will miss him.

  • Stef McLaughlin

    Skip was a joy to many people, and I thoroughly enjoyed working with him at GSPIA . God’s comfort and peace to all his family and friends who will sincerely miss him.

  • Kevin P. Kearns

    I am so terribly sad to receive this news. Skip was a conscientious professional and warm and generous colleague. He had a wonderful sense of humor and I remember fondly a song he composed and performed with his guitar for one of our annual holiday lunches. It was simply hilarious and had all of us laughing. My sincere condolences to Skip’s family. I regret that I cannot attend the viewing tomorrow but please know that Skip left a positive imprint on the entire GSPIA community.

  • Louise Comfort

    Sincere condolences to Skip’s family. I remember with fondness his many contributions to GSPIA, and also for hosting the coffee maker in his office where faculty could stop by and get a quick cup of coffee and a smile and word of welcome from Skip. He was a steady, gracious presence in the School and will be remembered fondly.


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