Joseph A. Brahler

Born: Mon., Mar. 11, 1935
Died: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Feb. 22, 2020
Location: St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Sat., Feb. 22, 2020
Location: St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church

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Joseph A. Brahler, age 84, of Pottsville, PA passed away with his loving family by his side on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 at his home. Born in Pottsville, PA on March 11, 1935, he was the son of the late Edward F. and Catherine E. (Bortzel) Brahler. Joe was a graduate of Pottsville Catholic High School, Class of 1953. He then served in the U.S. Navy in 1953. Joe worked as a Pretreatment Program Coordinator at the Greater Pottsville Area Sewer Authority and also managed the men's department for Raring's Shoe Store in Pottsville for 30 years. He served on Pottsville City Council for two consecutive terms. Joe was a member and past President of the Good Intent Fire Company in Pottsville and a member of St. John the Baptist Church in Pottsville, where he waa a member of the choir for over 50 years. He also was a member of the Schuylkill County Woodcarvers Association, and served on the Pottsville Hospital Board. Joe enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, biking, walking, and being with his family, and could spend hours in his garden. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters: Joan Glosser, Carol Conway, and Mary Louise Moran, and a brother Edward Brahler. Joe is survived by his wife of 58 years, Kathleen E. (Lonergan) Brahler, Pottsville; three sons: Joseph E. Brahler and his wife Jennifer, Boca Raton, FL, Edward F. Brahler, Pottsville, and James T. Brahler, Ormond Beach, FL; seven grandchildren: David and his wife Heather, Little Rock, AR, Josh and his wife Linsey, Benton, AR, Amanda Castleberry and her husband Stone, Perryville, AR, Rachael, Pottsville, Skyler and River, Boca Raton, FL, and Dillon Hammond and his wife Caitlin, GA; four great granddaughters: Merida, Layla, Londyn, and Harley; a great grandson Maverick; two brothers: Fredrick and Richard Brahler, both of Pottsville; and nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Church in Pottsville at 11AM on Saturday, February 22nd, with Msgr. William Glosser officiating. Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Saturday morning from 9-11AM at St. John the Baptist Church Interment will be held at the St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Pottsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Church Memorial Fund 913 Mahantongo Street Pottsville, PA 17901. The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home, Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements. Please send condolences to

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Charles and Sally Runciman
   Posted Wed February 12, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of the whole family. Joe was loved by all.

Marianne Murphy McCarthy
   Posted Fri February 14, 2020
Kathy & Boys, My sincere condolence on the passing of Joe. Prayers and Thoughts are with you and the boys at this most difficult time.

Vicky Moran
   Posted Wed February 19, 2020
Aunt Kathy, Ed, Joe and Jamie I'm so very sorry for your loss. Uncle Joe made every family gathering fun, he was a sweet and funny guy and I know he will be sorely missed by everyone up there. I'm sending you prayers of peace and comfort at this difficult time. Love, Vicky, Brenden, Sean and Dillon Moran.