Brad Carter Frith of Buckingham Township, Pennsylvania, passed away at his home on February 21, 2021 at the age of 47.
Brad was diagnosed with ALS in January 2017 and after a courageous four-year battle, succumbed to the devastating disease. From the time of diagnosis, he was determined to make the most of every day. Brad attended Jefferson’s Weinberg ALS Center quarterly for comprehensive multidisciplinary treatment and was guided through the “next steps” as the disease progressed. He utilized new ALS drugs, participated in trials, and ultimately donated his body to ALS research at Jefferson continuing his legacy. Brad demonstrated incredible patience and made the most of each day when facing ever changing adversity. He was unbelievably brave and an incredible role model for his children and the ALS community.
Brad is survived by his loving wife, Amy Perkson Frith, his daughters Addison and Liberty and his son Henry, all at home. He is also survived by his parents Wesley and Nancy Frith, his three siblings Brinton Frith (Nikki), Whitney Frith and Jennie Frith, his in-laws Howard and Nancy Perkson, his brother-in-law Quinn Perkson, Sister-in-law Carey Perkson, sister-in-law Holly Simpson (Matt), and many adoring nieces and nephews.
Brad was a graduate of New Hope-Solebury High School and the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University. He was a dedicated athlete earning 9 varsity letters in basketball, cross country, and tennis. At an early age, Brad demonstrated a natural ability to lead, including as team captain in basketball and cross country. Brad was also voted Best Male Athlete in his graduating class.
After college, Brad began working for a national logistics company. Brad was notorious for his vision and determination and quickly partnered with colleagues to start TransNoble Logistics, an intermodal trucking service. With the success of TransNoble, Brad and his partners were able to start a second company DrayNow, forever changing the industry. Through his expertise using technology, Brad mastered his speaking technology Tobii to communicate with speech, text, email, web browsing. Brad was able to continue to communicate when ALS took his ability to speak.
Brad was so thankful for the community that united to support him including: Brad’s Boardwalk Bunch walks in OCNJ, Philadelphia, Buckingham, and numerous community fundraisers to assist with tremendous home care costs. He was completely overwhelmed by the community support for his family. Brad was blessed with caregivers who worked tirelessly to support his comfort and needs as the disease progressed. Brad found his “Dream Team” this past fall who provided him with so much comfort during the end stages of ALS.
Brad was the center of his family’s universe. A wonderful husband, full of wit, problem solving and the ultimate life partner. With a shared sense of humor anything was possible. Brad continued to find ways to spend time with his family. When his arms became too weak to drive, he would Uber. When his legs became too weak to walk, he would use his wheelchair to “ride” to school with Henry, each on their own wheels. He was so proud of his children and enjoyed all of their activities in person or virtually. He admired Addison’s kindness and adventurous spirit, Henry’s incredible memory and ability to make friends anywhere, and Liberty’s drive and dance moves. Most of all Brad enjoyed the unconditional love surrounding him from his family. Every night he said, “Love You”, through his Tobii device. With Brad’s passing, the family lost a wonderful father, loving husband, devoted son and brother, and adoring uncle.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Brad’s honor to Hope Loves Company, an organization supporting children with loved ones suffering from ALS. Donations in Brad’s memory can be made at hopelovescompany.org or mailed to: Hope Loves Company, Inc., P.O. Box 931, Pennington, NJ 08534
Family and friends are invited to Brad’s Life Celebration, from 6-8pm, Friday, February 26th at Leaver/Cable of Buckingham, Rte 202 & Quarry Rd. His Memorial Service will follow on Saturday, February 27th at 11am.
Due to the pandemic, and in observance of social distancing, if you would like to visit and converse with Brad’s family please attend his Life Celebration on Friday evening.
To share your fondest memories of Brad, please visit www.lifecelebration.com