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David Bratton

September 25, 1967 - October 13, 2021

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David Bratton

David Bratton, 54, of Hudson, NY passed away suddenly the morning of October 13, 2021. Dave was born September 25, 1967 to John and Alrene Bratton.

Dave is predeceased by his father, John Bratton. Dave is survived by his Mother, Arlene Bratton; wife, Megan (Kisselburg) Bratton; son, Richard (Alyssa) Bratton; sister Betty (George) Bednar; brother, Robert (Anne) Bratton; Stepsons Jacob and Logan Liebenau. Dave is also survived by many inlaws, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be Friday, October 15, 2021 (2pm-5pm) at Bates and Andersons in Hudson, NY. Following on Saturday, October 16. 2021 will be a celebration of life at the Athens Firehouse (39 3rd Street) in Athens, NY from 2pm-6pm.

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Over the past few days I’ve been trying to figure out exactly how to feel and what I should say or do. All I know is you were my brother, my friend, my confidant, and my kids favorite uncle. The hole that is left in my heart is huge. I don’t know that it can ever be filled. But knowing that you were a part of my life and all of the memories we shared can never be taken means the most. You lived every day to the fullest and you found love in everything. Not only did you do that, but you inspired the rest of us to do the same. There is one comment that I’ve repeatedly heard over the past few days, and that is “I’ve never seen Dave sad” and that couldn’t be more true. Even if you weren’t happy the last thing you ever wanted was anyone else to see it because it might make them sad. You are truly the best and I couldn’t have loved you more. Until we take another deucy. I love you. Always. -Kayla


I have known Dave for many years. We are distant relatives by marriage. Dave was such a beautiful person and will be missed by so many. My condolences to his wife and children and immediate family. Dave and I would sit for hours just talking about everything. I still can't believe he is gone as I am in shock as many of us are learning of the news! RIP my friend! We've gained another angel who will be helping as he did on earth! Once again, my deep condolences to his immediate family! Love to you all. ❤ 🙏


We have known Dave for many many years--what a terrific person--he was part of welcoming Claudia and I to Hudson, NY we have known Dave for the 30 years we have lived and worked here in Hudson at TSL--we are deeply saddened to hear of his death--our condolences to his family and friends. Linda Mussmann & Claudia Bruce

Stan Zeh

My sincerest condolences to the entire family!....I worked with David at Amtrak...he was a great friend and co worker. He did the best train announcing we ever had..he truly was gifted. One time he played his sax for us at Alb Ren station....gonna miss him.

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