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Frederick J. Brahler

November 7, 1930 December 29, 2022
Frederick J. Brahler
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Frederick J. Brahler, 92, of the Yorkville section of Pottsville passed away on December 29, 2022, at Providence Place, Pottsville.

Born on November 7, 1930, in Pottsville, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Catherine (Bortzel) Brahler, Sr.

Fred was a 1952 graduate of Penn State University. After his graduation he served his country in the U.S. Army in Korea. Upon completion of his military service, he attended Georgetown University School of Law. After successfully completing one year of graduate studies, Fred discerned the life of a Trappist monk at the Abbey of Our Lady of the Genesee, Piffard, NY. Fred was a Novice for two years before departing in 1959.

He retired as the office manager for the Law Firm of Williamson, Friedberg & Jones LLC, Pottsville.

Fred was a lifelong parishioner of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville, where he sang in the men's and parish choirs.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters: Mary Louise Moran, Joan Marie Glosser, and Carol Ann Conway; brothers: Edward J. Brahler, Jr. and Joseph A. Brahler; and nephews: Joseph Glosser and Thomas Moran.

Surviving is his brother, Richard; his sister-in-law, Kathy Brahler, wife of Joe; along with 18 nieces and nephews; 41 great nieces and nephews; and cousins of his father's brother: Joseph and Christopher.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 9th & Mahantongo Streets, Pottsville, on Monday, January 2, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. with his nephew, Msgr. William F. Glosser, as the celebrant. All are invited to attend the funeral Mass. There will be no visitation.

Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery not far from the original family homestead of Adam and Matilda Brahler occupied by a member of the family since 1867.

Memorial donations can be made to St. John the Baptist Church, 913 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, PA 17901 or Our Lady of the Genesee Monastery, 3258 River Rd., Piffard, NY 14533.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

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