Howard C. Brocious

howardHoward C. Brocious, 85, of Niagara Falls, N.Y. passed away on November 17, 2016 at Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital. Born in Timblin, Pa. he was the son of the late Harry William and Inez Sarah (Shaffer) Brocious.

Howard was raised and educated in Pennsylvania, and graduated from Punxsutawney High School.

He served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Albany from June 1949 until his honorable discharge on June 7, 1950.

On January 23, 1954, he married Shirley (Bair) Brocious in Punxsutawney and following their marriage came to the Niagara Falls area where he lived until the present time.

Howard was employed at the Carborundum Company in Niagara Falls for twenty years, retiring as an electrician in 1991.

He was a longtime member of Riverside Presbyterian Church in Niagara Falls.

Howard loved spending time in the great outdoors particularly hunting and camping. He also enjoyed listening to country music and bowling in local leagues.

Howard’s family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff of Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence for their compassion and care during his time there.

In addition to his wife of sixty-two years, Howard is survived by two children, Sheila (Terry) Hare and Douglas (Michele) Brocious; six grandchildren, Gregg (Amy) Hare, Shawn Hare, Tara (Thomas) Tierney, Kyle (Beth) Brocious, Aric (Krista) Brocious and Taylor (James Grady) Brocious; twelve great-grandchildren, two brothers Richard (Raelene) Brocious and Emerson (Millie) Brocious; two sisters, Phyllis (late William) Bair and Audrey (Richard) Mowrey and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by two sisters, Marie (late Charles) Fetterman, Bernice (late Alexander) Toth and one brother Delbert Brocious.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 22nd from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Riverside Presbyterian Church, 815 84th Street, Niagara Falls, N.Y. where funeral services will follow at 12 p.m.

Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Acacia Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Ste. 6, Williamsville, N.Y. 14221 or to Riverside Presbyterian Church.


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