Bradley Huss ’88

On December 7, Bradley Reed Huss passed peacefully in his home at the age of 55. He was born on June 13, 1966 in Detroit, MI to Robert and Patricia Huss. Loyal friend, dedicated coach, passionate educator, loving father. Brad made an impact on the lives of everyone he met. From teaching math in the classroom, to coaching from the corner of the wrestling mat; from supporting friends he knew since childhood, or friends he just met, to spending countless birthdays watching his daughters dance recitals, Brad was a light in this world. He was as tough as they come on the outside, but gentle and soft-spoken on the inside. His love for Christ was evident by his commitment to helping others and his passion for bettering the next generation. When Brad wasn’t teaching, coaching or tutoring, he enjoyed grilling, backyard bonfires with family and neighbors and listening to Tigers baseball and Michigan football on the radio. He loved spending quality time with his two daughters. Dairy Queen blizzards were one of his favorite treats despite insisting that he did not have a sweet tooth. Some of Brad’s favorite memories with his siblings include years of playing baseball and bowling with his brother and watching 4th of July fireworks with his sister’s family at Sandy Pines. Brad attended Hope College where he played on the baseball team and studied mathematics and education. He was a teacher and coach at Novi High School for over 20 years. He deeply cared for each and every student and athlete he met during his time at NHS. He was honored to have the privilege of mentoring many of them throughout his life. Brad was a loving and proud father to his daughters, who are his two greatest joys in this life. Brad will be remembered as hardworking, having a heart for others, loving sports, and for his great sense of humor. Brad is survived by his daughters Alexandra Huss ’16 Hoard (Ben ’17), Addison Huss ’19, and former spouse and devoted friend, Jodi Townsend ’89 Huss; his siblings, Randy Huss (Michelle) and Leanne Keller (Terry); and his nephews and niece, Nick, Ty, and Brooke. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Huss, and mother, Patricia Huss. Brad will be remembered and missed by many loving family, friends and former students. All of these he loved and touched deeply. Please join the family in celebrating Brad’s life on Saturday, December 11 with a visitation from 10 am – 12 pm and a service following at Phillips Funeral Home: 122 West Lake Street, South Lyon, MI 48178. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the Hope Forward Scholarship Fund at Hope College to carry on Brad’s passion for education and love for Hope. To give online you can go to Checks can be mailed to Hope College PO Box 9000, Holland, MI 4922-9000.

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