Brad VanAtta

Brad is a native of a rural farming community in upstate New York and a graduate of Cincinnatus Central School. While working as a Paramedic and a Coroner’s Assistant in Cortland County, NY, he came in contact with and became friends with several area Funeral Directors and decided he desired a career in Funeral Service. He graduated with honors from Simmons Institute of Funeral Service in Syracuse, NY and became a licensed Funeral Director in 1990.

Brad and family moved to Central Virginia in 1999 and is married to a fellow Funeral Director. With Brad’s many years of experience, he enjoys helping and sharing with families the many affordable options that Tharp Funeral Home offers and the simple and casual way it is presented.

Brad and his wife, Cheryl have four grown sons and two beautiful grandchildren. Brad enjoys camping and the amateur radio hobby in his spare time.