Jack Bradshaw November 27, 1938 – April 30, 2015 Jack Bradshaw passed away peacefully on the evening of Thursday, April 30 in his home in Palos Verdes, California. Born in Los Angeles to Jack and Claire (Straeten) Bradshaw, he attended Los Angeles High School, class of '56, and then the University of Southern California, class of '60, and majored in Political Science. He was President of his fraternity, Psi Upsilon, and active in Knights, a service and spirit organization. After spending two summers at Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy. He then served the next two years aboard destroyer USS Richard S. Edwards DD950, followed by a year in Tactical Air Support Squadron 13 with three West Pac tours of duty. Despite the fact that his college sweetheart was a UCLA Bruin and not a Trojan, Jack married the love of his life, Marion Ashlock on October 14, 1961 at St. Mel's Catholic Church in Woodland Hills. After one year of UCLA Law School, Jack followed in his grandfather's and father's footsteps and committed himself to running the family business, Jack Bradshaw Dog Shows, started in 1898 by his grandfather, Jack Bradshaw. Anyone showing American Kennel Club registered pure bred dogs over the last ten decades will recognize the Bradshaw name. Jack and Marion superintended American Kennel Club dog shows in California, Arizona, and Nevada for over fifty years. They had many friends at the shows and truly enjoyed the people and the camaraderie of the sport. In his professional life, Jack was admired for his calm demeanor, good judgment, fairness, and honest behavior. He was a gentleman and trusted friend and set an example for all of us who knew him. Away from work, Jack was a lifelong tennis player –"squeeze the racket, move your feet and win the last point" were his initial commandments of tennis. The "R-word" (rain) was never uttered in the house on tennis days, because it prevented his tennis matches which he always enjoyed. Jack enjoyed playing and watching all sorts of sports, especially USC Football and Basketball with his son, John. He was a loyal fan of his kid's and later, grandkid's teams. Jack loved the beauty of the ocean and sailing. Family vacations were treasured. Yosemite, Mexico and Hawaii were favorites, but trips to Europe and China were also treasured. Jack was an easy-going person who enjoyed dark chocolate, popping a bottle of champagne, watching sunsets and taking walks. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Marion, their daughters Susan (Keith) MacLyman, Julie (Marty) Draper, Eloise (Quinn) O'Donnell and son John (Hilda) Bradshaw, nine grandchildren, Zach, Evan, Claire, Olivia, Jimmy, Finn, Emory, John and Mark and his two sisters, Barbara Bradshaw and Jill (Phil) Sidran. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church in Redondo Beach on Thursday, May 14 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society. Jack was always the gentleman and a gentle man who continued his legacy of kindness to his final days. His family, friends, tennis buddies and employees will miss him and his gentle nature, appreciation of life, honesty and good humor. Enjoy what you love in life, and remember a great gentleman, Jack Bradshaw.

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  1. So very sorry to hear of your loss. He was true gentleman and friend to the dog community. He will be missed by us all.

  2. My heart goes out to the entire Bradshaw Family. Our Dog Show community has lost a great man….He will be missed by many.

  3. So very sorry for the loss of this wonderful man. My thoughts are with the entire family.

  4. Alan and I were so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. He was sweet and sincere, and a good example of how to live and love, and we will miss him.

  5. I was truly so shocked and saddened to hear of Jack’s passing. His presence was such a part of my professional life for so many years. I will very much miss his presence the next time I’m at a California dog show. Wishing all of his family strength and healing….

  6. I am truly saddened by the loss of Jack and my heart is with Marian and her family. So many of my fond memories from my dog shows day have to do with Jack and Marian. He will be missed.

  7. We are greatly saddened by the loss of Jack last Thursday. He was a true gentleman with a kind nature, quick wit and wonderful warmth about him. We will miss his morning greeting and smiles throughout the days. Our community has lost one of it’s favorites, and we will miss him dearly.
    Leslie Bridge and Jim Bridge DVM, CVA

  8. A dreadful loss for the family and a devastating loss for the dog show community. Jack was irreplaceable and will be forever missed.

  9. A true loss for the entire dog show community. I will sorely miss my brief but memorable chats with Jack at almost every show I attend – a gentle man and a kind soul. My thoughts are with his family at this time.

  10. We are so sorry for your family’s loss. Jack was a truly nice man and will be missed. Kathy Grayson & Roger Kibbee

  11. Such a kind man. I remember him fondly from time at shows growing up in Southern California years ago. My heart goes out to his family. Diana Wilson

  12. Jack always had a kind word for me even when I turned in an entry at a dog show that he could not read.. I will miss not seeing him at the shows. My deepest sympathy to his family and his many, many friends.

  13. Knowing Jack Bradshaw made me a richer person. Blessings to Jack\’s family as I know they miss him but are richer because of him.

  14. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of a kind and gentle man. He was always a polite and calm fixture at the dog shows. Jack Bradshaw you will be truly missed. My deepest condolences to his family. JoAnne Griffin DVM

  15. I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Jack Bradshaw. Growing up at Southern California dogs shows Jack and Marion were a strong presence in my young life. He was truly one of the nicest and most genuine people I have ever known. My condolences to Marion and his beautiful family.
    Tina Yuhl

  16. My deepest condolences to your family. May he rest in peace. He left a beautiful legacy with his wonderful family.

  17. We extend our deepest condolences to the entire family. Our prayers are with you in this time of sorrow, and we hope that you will find peace in all the wonderful memories and in each other. God bless.
    The Merola Family

  18. Always with a ready smile and gentle tone, Jack was an icon of the purebred dog world. We will miss his presence there. Gloria and Terry Toussaint

  19. Deepest condolences to all who knew and loved Jack. His passing is a huge loss to the purebred dog world and those of us who had the pleasure of seeing him at the shows. My thoughts and prayers are with the Bradshaw family and everyone whose lives he touched.

  20. Jack, you were a treasure to the dog show world. You will be missed by all, but you will stay in the hearts of all. God bless your family.

  21. Jack was one of the very first people I got to know when I began showing dogs, over 40 years ago, and he was always so sane and calm in the face of what was often the craziness of the dog show world. The sport has truly lost one of the most kind people involved in this sport. My heartfelt condolences as well as hugs to Marion and Julie and the other Bradshaw family members. Dog shows will never be the same!

  22. Sincerest condolences to Marion and family on the loss of Jack. A wonderful, gentle man and gentleman. The world of purebred dogs is in mourning with you. ARRrrooooooo….Sherilyn and Jim Curti

  23. Jack was a true gentleman and will be missed by all who knew him. Sincere condolences to his family.

  24. To the Jack Bradshaw Family, we were so sadden to hear of Jack’s passing this week. Living and Showing Dogs almost every weekend in Southern Calif for many years, Jack Bradshaw & Family where a big part of our weekly lives. We just wanted to send you our deepest sympathies and let you know, you are in our thoughts & prayers!â„¢ Sincerely, Destiny Whippets, Kathy & Jim Wilkinson & Taylor Wilkinson Tyler

  25. Thank you for the many cards and letters of condolence. There will be a reception following the Memorial Mass at St. Lawrence. Directions will be handed out after the church service.
    Blessings to all,

  26. Regrets for having missed the memorial service, we were out of town. I know that St. Lawrence always does a great job of remembrance. I’m one of those tennis guys. We are already missing Jack. Such a fun, great guy, and as his partner, he never yelled at me! In fact, he saved out bacon over and over.

  27. To the Bradshaw Family: I am truely sadden by the passing of Jack he was a special man who will not be forgotten. My heart goes out to Marion Bless you and give you strength… Our Coyote Classic Dog Shows the Tucson Kennel Club and the Greater Sierra Vista KC will so miss all the years of dedication you Marion and Jack have given us.. Will be so hard not to see you Marion and Jacks smiling face at our shows.

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