Bradford Charles Haupt of 107 Summrow Court, Mooresville, N.C., passed away on March 9, 2022, at home. He was born on September 1, 1961, in the Somerset Hospital, Somerville, N.J. He was the son of Richard Garrett Haupt (deceased) and Glenna Garniss Haupt at the home. Brad’s two brothers are Darek William Haupt (deceased) and Richard Garrett Haupt Jr. of Easton, Pa. His two daughters are Michelle Papa of Sparta, N.J., and Jennifer Werle of State College, Pa.; and his grandson is Avery Bradford Petrocelli, who currently lives in New Jersey.
Brad attended Peapack Elementary School in Peapack, N.J., where his coach gave him the title of “Mr. Fortitude” because he said, “Brad, you never missed even one practice, in spite of seldom being used in first or second string baseball games.”
Brad attended Bernardsville High School in Bernardsville, N.J., and Somerset College, Somerville, N.J. He furthered his education at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Brad earned a CISSP degree as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.
Brad’s professional career was with the following companies: Continental Airlines in LaGuardia, N.Y.; AT&T, Basking Ridge, N.J.; Lucent Technologies, Basking Ridge, N.J.; Johnson & Johnson, Raritan, N.J.; and Ortho Biotech, Bridgewater, N.J.
On May 3, 2021, Brad received an NRA Outstanding Leadership Certificate and on April 23, 2021, a Defenders’ Club member – Second Amendment Foundation.
Brad enjoyed spending time during his college years by joining the “Choir Member and Musicals” group, Daytona State College, and was an avid NASCAR and all motorsports enthusiast.
After receiving his NRA Handgun Instructor license, Brad was qualified to teach the “Refuse to be a Victim” class to interested persons.
Brad attended the TrueVine Worship Center in Statesville, N.C., and enjoyed being part of a men’s Life Group Bible study in Mooresville, N.C. While in New Jersey at AT&T, Brad became a Bible study leader.
For the past two years, Brad was the Managing Member, Mama Yolanda’s Traditional Sauces, LLC.
Funeral services and after-service reception and refreshments will be held at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, 494 East Plaza Drive, Mooresville, N.C., on Sunday, April 3, at 5 p.m.
For those who are unable to attend the service, you may go to the following link for the live stream https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/authorise.php?k=1646967633171978
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Operation Underground Railroad, P.O. Box 57338, Salt Lake City, UT 84157 (https://ourrescue.org).
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Haupt family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.