All American Awards & Engraving Soldier Spotlight: Joseph Anthony Bruno, Sr.

brunoJoseph Anthony Bruno, Sr., of Brockway, served in the United States Navy during WWII.

Name: Joseph Anthony Bruno, Sr.
Born: May 24, 1924
Died: November 4, 2016
Hometown: Brockway, Pa.
High School: Brockway High School
Branch: United States Navy

Joseph graduated from Brockway Schools, attending school during the day and working at Brockway Glass at night during his senior year.

Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served aboard the USS New Mexico in the South Pacific during World War II. During that time, his ship participated in all of the major battles leading to the surrender of Japan. His ship was in Tokyo Bay alongside the USS Missouri where the signing of the surrender took place.

Following his discharge, Joseph returned to Brockway and his work at Brockway Glass as a mold maker where he eventually retired with 45 years of service.

He was one of the original members of the Parson-Marnati Post 95 of the American Legion in Brockway and remained a member his entire life.

Joseph served on the Board of Directors of the Brockway Borough Municipal Authority and Brockway Television Inc. for more than thirty years.

He enjoyed gardening, taking care of his property and yard and raising pigeons, a hobby he started in his youth.

He was a lifelong member of St. Tobias Catholic Church where he was baptized, confirmed and married.

In August of 1948, he was married to Helen Pinchock Bruno. They were married for more than 67 years until her passing this past May.

All American

All American Awards and Engraving is located on U.S. 322 in Shippenville. The company specializes in Embroidery, Screen Printing, all kinds of awards, trophies, engraving, unique gifts and more. As the company motto says, We can put “Almost Anything on Almost Everything”.

They can be found online at or or by calling toll free 1-877-402-9273 and ask for Jim Carroll.

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