A person whose face was familiar to people attending public meetings at the Evanston Civic Center has died.

Zachary Bradley worked for the city for over 22 years as the evening facilities maintenance worker at the Civic Center.

Human Resources Specialist Elizabeth Walker, in an email to city employees this morning, said, “Zach … was always a friendly face in the building and never hesitated to assist an employee or resident.  He will be greatly missed.”

Bradley died Sunday. A memorial service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at Christ Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 1711 Simpson St.

As City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz said, “Zach was at the Civic Center on Council nights longer than any of us.” 

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Nice guy, who was always pleasant

    After sitting for hours listening to our public officials say nothing of value, I would always see Mr Bradley when I left the Civic Center after a Council Meeting and he would always have a smile and be pleasant to talk with, and have something of value to say.   He will be greatly missed.

  2. A class act

    This notice and the too brief City comments do not do justice to the man that Zach was.  He was a person of many talents and experiences.  He was responsible for the early success of the Commission on Aging Handyman program.  He had a deep concern for both the youth and older adults in Evanston.  And he always conducted himself with a level of quiet dignity that we would all do well to emulate. 

  3. Mr. Bradley

    Mr. Bradley also gave his time for many years at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, teaching karate.   He will be greatly missed!

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