In Loving Memory of Paul Kenneth Brazil

Paul Kenneth Brazil

Paul Kenneth Brazil

Dunmore, PA June 18, 1928 ~ October 9, 2015 Date of Service: October 14, 2015

Paul K. Brazil, age 87, Dunmore, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, surrounded by the love and warmth of his family. His wife of 62 years is Ann Cummings Brazil of Dunmore.

Like so many from the Greatest Generation, he humbly and cheerfully served God, country and family throughout his life.

Born on June 18, 1928, to the late John F. and Margaret Dolan Brazil, he was raised in Scranton and attended Scranton Technical High School. He left school early to support his family by taking a construction job building the new airport in Avoca. He served in the Army with the 109th Infantry during the Korean War, received the Germany Occupation Medal, attained the rank of corporal and was honorably discharged in 1953. 

Paul moved to Dunmore in 1963 to raise his eight children. He was one of the first hired at the new plant, and retired from RCA Corp. in 1990. He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Dunmore. 

Paul was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He loved all children, especially his grandchildren, great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews - they warmed his heart.

He was an avid Boston Red Sox and Notre Dame football fan. Paul touched the lives of many and always had a smile on his face.

He is survived by three sons, P. Timothy and wife, Sally, Chesterfield, Va.; Gerald and wife, Mary; and Michael and wife, Stacy, Dunmore; five daughters, Erin Brazil Smith and husband, Carl, Allentown; Maureen, Cincinnati, Ohio; Judith Schmidt and husband, William, East Lansing, Mich.; Pamela Lieberman and husband, Christopher, Richmond, Va.; and Ann Brazil, Dunmore; 14 grandchildren, Casey, Samuel, Jacob, Paul, Matthew, Kylie, Emily, Keenan and McKenna Brazil, Isabella Smith, Hannah and Haley Lieberman, Keara and Ava Schmidt; one great-grandson, Jack Thomas Brazil; and numerous nieces and nephews. Paul is survived by two brothers, attorney Eugene, Fort Washington, Pa.; and Joseph, Dunmore.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, attorney Jack and Gerald; two sisters, Margaret Martini and Ann Cawley.

The family would like to thank Mountain View Care Center nurses, and Dr. Kondash and staff for their compassion and care.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, 322 Chestnut St., Dunmore. Interment will be in Dunmore Cemetery.

Family and friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. in St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, 322 Chestnut St., Dunmore, and on Wednesday at the church from 8:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations in Paul's name to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411; or the Ronald McDonald House, 322 Wheeler Ave., Scranton, PA 18510.

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Joan Heckman
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Re: In Loving Memory of Paul Kenneth Brazil
Reply #5 on : Wed October 14, 2015, 19:13:24
Dear Ann and family,
So sorry to hear that your Dad passed away. I know he will be sorely missed by the whole family.
You have been in my thoughts.
Dan & Suzanne Santarsiero
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Paul Brazil
Reply #4 on : Wed October 14, 2015, 12:51:52
Sorry to hear of the passing of Paul. He was our neighbor on cherry street for many years. Always remember him as a great Father, Husband & Neighbor. God Bless You All.
John W Laskowski
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condolence
Reply #3 on : Wed October 14, 2015, 10:51:53
Dear Mary, Jerry & Family Sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. May God give you and your family comfort & strength at this difficult time. We have you in our prayers. Jay & Marie Laskowski
Eileen Coutts
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best uncle
Reply #2 on : Tue October 13, 2015, 20:45:51
Uncle Paul was the kindest and most loving uncle in the world. We will all miss him terribly.
PAUL CROLICK
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Re: In Loving Memory of Paul Kenneth Brazil
Reply #1 on : Tue October 13, 2015, 07:54:18
SO SORRY TO HERE OF THE PASSING OF PAUL. HE WAS AT M.V. WITH MY MOM FLOSSIE AND I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM WITH HIS RED SOX HAT. GOD BLESS YOU ON YOUR LOSS