Joseph J. Brazil
Joseph Jude Brazil, 75, Dunmore, died Wednesday morning at home. His wife is the former Helen Beverly Kish. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late John and Margaret Dolan Brazil. A graduate of the former South Catholic High School in Scranton, he went on to serve honorably in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. Before retirement, he worked for American Can for many years. He was a former member of St. Eulalia's Church in Elmhurst. He was a loving father and grandfather. He looked forward to and enjoyed his daily walks with his wife and caring for his dog, Ernie. He was a devoted fan to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Notre Dame. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Also surviving are a daughter, Melissa Griffiths and husband, Billy, Dunmore; and a son, Joseph Brazil Jr., Dunmore; four granddaughters, Nichole, Sarah, Emilly and Alicia Griffiths, all of Dunmore; a brother, Attorney Gene Brazil and wife, Pauline, Ft. Washington; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ann Brazil Cawley and Marjorie Martini; and three brothers, Paul Brazil, Attorney John "Jack" Brazil and Gerald Brazil. A funeral Mass will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street, Dunmore. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Twp., PA 18411. Arrangements and care are entrusted to the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., Dunmore. To send an online condolence, visit www.DunmoreFuneralHome.com .
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