John Branda Obituary, Death – J. Branda, age 85, of Williamstown, Pennsylvania, and formerly of Philadelphia, passed away on Thursday, May 27, 2021, surrounded by his devoted family. He had lived in Philadelphia. Branda was a proud Marine and Veteran of the United States Army. Before taking early retirement in 1994, he was a dedicated Union Glazier for Philadelphia Local 252 for many years. He took early retirement and spent his time playing golf. He was a devoted supporter of all Philadelphia sports teams, but his favorite pastime was going to see the Philadelphia Phillies play.
You could always find “Branda either sitting in his recliner doing his daily crossword puzzle, tinkering around in his yard, or watching Fox News. He was a man who enjoyed telling old Marine stories to whoever would listen, despite the fact that he was both proud and very humble. His time spent with his grandchildren and his routine cup of coffee in the morning shared with his son A.J. was by far and away his favorite way to pass the time.
Beloved husband of MaryAnn Branda Branda, who passed away. Devoted father of Marianne (Bobby) Barteld, Donna (Gerald) Waddell, Anthony Branda II (Rosemarie), and Louis Branda (Doris). Dear Brother of Concetta Monzo (late Anthony), Frances Branda (late Helen), Carlo Branda (Arlene), Marie Freiman (Stephen), the late John Branda (the late Bertha), the late Louis Branda (the late Betty), the late Raymond Branda (Tina), and the late Elizabeth DiOrio. Jeremy (Kiran) Waddell, Giana Branda, Talia Branda, Anthony Branda III, Amanda Branda, Adrian Barteld, and Nico Barteld are all members of the Pop-Pop group that I adore. A devoted uncle to a large number of nieces and nephews.
On Friday, June 4th, a viewing will be held from 8:30 AM until 10:30 AM at the BELL-HENNESSY FUNERAL HOME, which is located at 420 South Main Street in Williamstown. Friends and family are welcome to attend. The next event, a Mass of Christian Burial, will take place at Our Lady of Peace Parish, St. Mary’s RC Church, located at 32 Carroll Ave., Williamstown, at 11:00 AM. Williamstown’s St. Mary’s Cemetery was the location of the interment.