In Loving Memory of Paul Kenneth Brazil
Paul Kenneth BrazilDunmore, 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.