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Bradley Allen Ziola

February 2, 1955 — April 17, 2024

Bradley A. Ziola, 69 years old, transitioned from this life on April 17, 2024 while hospitalized at Kaweah Health Medical Center in Visalia, California. Bradley was born in Grand Island, Nebraska and moved to La Habra, California at the age of 9 along with his mother, Barbara Joanne Ziola, and his father, Floyd Clarence Ziola. He resided in Porterville, California with his wife of 30 years, Dr. Nancy Hurtado-Ziola. Bradley was a devoted son, husband, father and grandfather. Although he was preceded in death by his father, Floyd, he is survived by his mother, Barbara Joanne, his wife, Nancy Hurtado-Ziola, his son, Kurt Ziola, his daughter, Callie Coto, his stepson, Eric Hurtado and his grandson, Wyatt Ziola.

Bradley was a soft-spoken, shy intellectual optimist. The way he lived his life was the best example of how he thought things should be. He maintained that humans, at their core are good and just need to have someone to believe in them. There are many who benefitted from Brad's belief - he often acted as a teacher or mentor for those around him, either at a professional level or informally. Bradley was a computer scientist; he was also a teacher who gently led those around him by posing carefully crafted questions meant to induce productive thought. He felt that this type of learning would 'stick' the best. Bradley enjoyed staying in touch with and hearing about the successes of those individuals he had mentored.

Bradley began his career in the U.S. Post Office in Whittier, California. But after many years, he believed he was capable of much more. He was a self-taught Database Administrator and within a short period of time attained the status of Senior Database Administrator. Throughout his career as a Senior DBA he had many customers, among his most notable were McDonnell Douglas, Hughes Aircraft Company, G.E. Medical Systems, The University of Phoenix, Google and others. Often, Brad would stay in touch with his former clients to answer questions and keep track of the work he did for them as he was proud of his craft.

Bradley was a voracious reader who covered a multitude of subjects over his lifetime. He exhibited many of the characteristics of a well-read individual. He was creative and had an exemplary vocabulary. He could write elegant prose with ease. He was empathetic and a kind human. Bradley was comfortable with himself and had no problem being alone or staying quiet unless he truly had something to say. When needed, he was capable of intense concentration. Bradley thought it was important to keep his mind agile. This is the reason he did daily crossword puzzles and sudoku - in ink.

The Ceremony and Celebration of Life for Bradley Ziola will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at noon at Myers Funeral Service Reception Hall, 265 North E Street, Porterville, CA. The reception follows immediately afterwards. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation in Bradley's name.

The scattering of ashes will be a private event that will take place on Saturday, June 29, 2024. The vessel Asante will leave the Los Angeles Harbor in San Pedro, California at 11:30 A.M. Bradley's ashes will be released at the same coordinates where his father's ashes were scattered.

To share a memory, or express condolences to the family, please visit the obituaries section of our website at <>. Myers Funeral Service & Crematory in Porterville is in charge of arrangements.

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