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John M. Brauneis, 79, of Sanborn, NY, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Northgate Manor. Born in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late Frank X. and Mary M. (Knoerle) Brauneis.
John graduated from the former Williamsville High School in 1955. He served in the United States Navy from January 24, 1957 until his honorable discharge on January 6, 1962.
John married Deborah L. (O'Bresly) Brauneis on May 17, 1969 in North Tonawanda. He was employed at Elf Aquitaine oil company as a chemical lab technician for many years until his retirement in 1997. In his leisure time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as golfing and bowling.
In addition to his wife, John is survived by his son, Major John M. (Angie) Brauneis; two grandchildren, Kain and Skyer Brauneis; one brother, Paul (April) Brauneis; and was also the brother-in-law of Vickie (George) Gilmour and Lloyd Brian (Suzie) Brown; and uncle of Ashley Brown and Peter, Mark and Rachel Brauneis. He was predeceased by one brother, Francis Brauneis.
Visitation will be on Friday, January 26th from 3-7 PM at M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, where funeral services will begin on Saturday at 10:30 AM, with a luncheon to follow at the Hampton Inn, 6501 Niagara Falls, Blvd., Niagara Falls, NY. Private interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial offerings may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094.
Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for online condolences.
Published on January 23, 2018
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