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Bradley M. Hyland, 61



Bradley M. Hyland, 61, of Huntersville, surfed his last earthly wave into the arms of his Savior on Monday, February 9, 2015, surrounded by his family at home.

Brad was born in Buffalo, New York, on November 23, 1953, the beloved son of James Hyland and Joyce Bixler.  He moved to Pompano Beach, Florida, as a child, where he attended Pompano Beach High School and later graduated from Nova High School.  He also attended Broward College, where he studied business.  He moved with his family to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2005. He worked his entire career in car sales, and spent his final working days as a manager with Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte.
He loved surfing with his buddies.  He grew up near the water, was a talented surfer, and traveled the world as young man riding some of the world’s biggest waves.  Throughout his years surfing, he also fostered a deep love for the ocean. He was so very proud of his boat, the Lazy Lady, and spent many years fishing off the Boynton Beach inlet.  The ocean was in his blood, and it brought him much joy.
Brad was also a devoted husband, father, and friend. He enjoyed watching his son play baseball, attending Miami Hurricanes football games with his youngest daughter, and teaching his oldest daughter all of his secret family recipes. He was a wonderful mentor to many, and a good friend to all those who knew him.
Brad’s love for others, his warm smile, and amazing sense of humor will be cherished forever by those who were blessed to know him.  He is survived by his wife, Maryann, and his three children, Melissa, Jessica, and Jeremy. He is preceded into heaven by his mother and father.
A celebration of his life will be held on February 21, 2015, at 3:00PM at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 19920 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius, NC 28031.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made in memory of Bradley M. Hyland to the Duke Cancer Institute to support the kidney cancer research of Dr. Daniel George.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Duke Cancer Institute and mailed to 710 W. Main Street, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701.
James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family. www.jamesfuneralhomeLKN.com