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Robert A. Brazes, 71, of Slatington passed away July 17, 2020 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Carol (Kern-Mankos) Brazes, whom he married July 29, 2007. Born in Sellersville on September 6, 1948, he was the son of Ethel (Schnable) Brazes and the late Alben Brazes. Bob graduated from Slatington High School in 1966. He joined the US Marine Corps in 1967 with a tour of duty in Vietnam. He was employed by the New Jersey Zinc Co. of Palmerton, then Precision Roll Grinders of Allentown, where he retired in 2010. For many years, Bob was an active member of the American Legion Post 16, Slatington, where he worked as a bartender and later Assistant Post Home Manager. Then there were his annual trips: fishing on Calabogie Lake, Ontario and deer hunting in Potter County, PA. Bob also enjoyed golfing with local tournaments and charities, including the Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund. Bob’s love for nature has taken him across the Canadian Rockies by rail and most recently a trek through the Sacred Valley and the Inca Civilization of Machu Picchu in Peru.
In addition to his wife Carol, and mother Ethel, Bob is survived by son Kris Brazes (Katrina Wotring), daughters: Lisa Harris Krum (Kevin), Tracey Brazes (Tom Serfass, Jr.); step-sons: John G. Mankos (Georgia), Thomas Mankos, Sean Mankos (Nancy). Sisters: Fran Snyder (Ronald), Diane Trainer (Steve), Patricia Solt. He was pappy to his grandchildren and “adopted” grandchildren and loved planning adventures with them.
Services will be 11AM on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second St, Slatington. Family and friends may pay their respects from 9 to 11AM. Interment with military honors to follow at Union Cemetery, Slatington. Kindly wear a mask and observe social distancing.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Courses that Care, Miles that Matter, c/o Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund, PO Box 1, Germansville PA 18053.
So sorry for your loss. RIP Bob. Our prayers are with you Chris and Tracy.The Hluschak Family
steve Jul 28 2020 12:00 AM
John and Family, I pray the good memories help guide you through this difficult time. Sincerest Condolences,Kimberly Smolenak
Kim Smolenak Jul 27 2020 12:00 AM
Dear John and Family,Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember of our departed loved ones. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days.
Wendi Russiano Jul 21 2020 12:00 AM
Dear Carol,Ethel,Diane,Steve, & Family,My very heartfelt & deepest sympathy & many prayers for you all on your tremendous loss of Bob, a very honorable Vietnam Veteran Hero.May God Bless & comfort you all as you grieve.
Joan Lockwood Smith Jul 19 2020 12:00 AM
To Carol and her family, also Ethel and her family, Bob was a great guy I will remember all the good times we had growing up especially are family trips to Wildwood. Rest In Peace Bob you were the best. Nancy and Donald Hirst.
Nancy Hirst Jul 18 2020 12:00 AM
Dear John and family,My deepest sympathy for your loss. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time.Heather Walbridge
Heather Walbridge Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
Dear John and Family,Prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. Amber AlbertAmber Albert
Amber Albert Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
Prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. May the memories comfort you and the family.The Iannetta Family
The Iannetta Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
Sending our deepest sympathies in this difficult time.The Kreiner Family
The Kreiner Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM