Bradley “Brad” Joseph Standage, of Simi Valley, California passed away on July 7, 2023.
Brad was born on May 17th, 1977, in Newport Beach, CA. He was the eldest of 4 siblings born to Kim and Margaret Standage. Brad was a kind, hard working and responsible young man who earned his Eagle Scout and graduated from Mountain View High School class of 1995.
In 1998 while hosting friends and showing them around his hometown in Arizona, he met the love of his life Monica. Brad and Monica were married in Los Angeles on May 15, 1999. Brad was a faithful and devoted husband for the rest of his days and made it his mission to ensure that his wife wanted for nothing and knew how much he loved her. Brad had a special place in his heart for the animals of this world and was Dad to Roxy (Great Dane), Bruja(Feline), Gordo (Feline), Kit Kat Apple Sauce (Feline), and Walter (Feline).
In 2001 Brad joined and graduated from the Mesa Police Academy. He proudly served the community of Mesa for 11 years as a police officer, field training officer and detective. During his time with the Mesa PD, he received several accolades including a Medal of Honor for valor. Following his retirement from the police department, Brad continued to serve his fellow service men and women by ensuring their financial security through his work with Public Safety Financial/Galloway.
Brad brought an extreme amount of joy to all who knew him. He was the best uncle in the world to numerous nieces and nephews and the best friend anyone could ask for. He was a voice for the voiceless and a defender of justice. He was a lover and supporter of live music, including being one of the earliest supporters of his hometown hero’s Jimmy Eat World. Brad was a huge fan of space exploration, a star gazer and loved watching SpaceX rocket launches. He looked forward to traveling to Mars someday. There are no words to describe just how amazing a person Brad was, but to say he was extremely loved by all those that were fortunate enough to know him.
Brad is preceded in death by his grandparents Melvin & Helen Standage, Justa “Mama Justa” Campos, Blaine & Mary Margaret Benson, and uncles Bob Benson and Robert Standage. He is survived by his wife Monica Leal Standage, his parents Kim and Margaret Standage, mother and father-in-law Juana and Arnoldo Leal, his sisters, brothers and sisters in law, numerous nieces and nephews and many loved ones who will remember him as a loving man that always brought fun, humor, and a beautiful smile to every occasion. A man who loved his family fiercely and deeply.
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Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com.
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