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Brad's Journey

DA's Office Mourns Passing Of Co-Worker

By: LAURIE MASON Bucks County Courier Times

Despite undergoing an operation to remove a brain tumor, assistant DA Brad Kaminsky returned to the district attorney's office. Co-workers said he fought the disease bravely. A memorial service will be held today for Brad Kaminsky, a 29-year-old assistant district attorney who passed away on Saturday. Kaminsky, a father of two from Bensalem, was diagnosed with brain cancer in July 1999. He learned he had the disease after he suffered a seizure while riding in his car. Although at the time doctors gave Kaminsky only a few weeks to live, he bounced back and returned to work at the district attorney's office in Doylestown less than a year later. Even as the disease progressed, Kaminsky continued to work from home when he was too ill from radiation treatments to get to the courthouse. Bucks County Judge Alan Rubenstein, who hired Kaminsky in 1997, said he admired the young lawyer's gusto. "When I was DA, I always looked for aggressive lawyers who enjoyed wearing the white hat. Brad fulfilled my every expectation," he said. Rubenstein said Kaminsky's fighting spirit was especially evident when he returned to work after doctors removed a large brain tumor. Although the cancer affected his balance and Kaminsky was forced to walk with a cane, he couldn't wait to get back into court. On one of his first forays into the courtroom after brain surgery, Kaminsky appeared before Rubenstein in a domestic assault hearing. "I was pretty nervous, but Brad did fine. Afterwards I saw him outside the courtroom and I hurried over to ask him how he was feeling. Before I got out the words he asked me if I was OK. That was the way he was - upbeat. He never felt sorry for himself." District Attorney Diane Gibbons echoed Rubenstein's words. "He was such a hard worker. He would tackle any case we gave him head first. He was a fighter. The whole staff was so thrilled to have a lawyer like him working in the office," Gibbons said. "And he kept that fighting spirit right up until the end. We were all so proud of him." The service will be held at 10 a.m. today at Goldsteins' Rosenberg's Raphael Sacks Suburban North Funeral Home at 310 Second Street Pike in Upper Southampton. Burial services will be at Shalom Memorial Park in Philadelphia. In lieu of flowers, the Kaminsky family has asked that donations be made to The Brad Kaminsky Foundation for Brain Tumor Research, 2578 Barnsleigh Drive, Bensalem, PA 19020.

 


 

 

 

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