Brad Michael Kerilla

February 24, 1979 ~ March 13, 2022 (age 43)


Brad was born at St. Joseph Hospital in Tacoma, Washington to Parents Mike and Mary Kerilla. He attended Holy Rosary School and Rogers High School, where he graduated in 1997.  He continued his education by joining the I.B.E.W. Local #76 electrical apprenticeship on June 16, 2000. He graduated a full journeyman on May 17, 2004.  He stayed a member of the Local #76 hall until his passing.

Brad is known for his big, infectious smile. He loved to laugh.  Brad loved the outdoors. He loved to fish, crab, shrimp and dig for clams. His favorite place to fish was Sekiu, Washington. Brad also loved to garden. He loved to tend to his garden and canned a lot of the bounty that he harvested from it. Brad loved his boys. He loved playing board and video games and watching movies with them. He cherished every moment he had with his children.

Brad is preceded in death by his mom Mary, his sister Stephanie, and his Grandparents. He is survived by his Sons, Ethan (19) and Camden (16), his former wife Amber, Zoraida Otero and his dad Mike. He will be greatly missed!

A Celebration of Life will be held at Frontier Park, 21714 Meridian E.
Graham, WA on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from 11:00 – 1:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers, Ethan and Camden welcome donations made to the following Go Fund Me account.

Inurnment at Calvary Cemetery and release of ashes at Brad’s favorite places will be determined at a later date.

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Arrangements by Gaffney Funeral Home, 253-572-6003.

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