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Irving Henry Brakeman

Obituary for Irving Henry Brakeman

July 22, 1919 - March 16, 2017
Parma, Ohio | Age 97

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather


Irving Henry Brakeman, 97. Cherished father of Brian (Cheryl), Audrey Mitchell, and Bruce (Nancy); dear grandfather of eight – Sean, Scott, Christine Mitchell, Kelly Liskay, Todd Mitchell, Stacy Robinson, Rachel Freeman, and Rebecca Brakeman; great-grandfather of twelve; and great-great-grandfather of one. Preceded in death by his beloved wife for 62 years, Norma Fay (nee Lytle); parents Henry and Mabel (nee Gutzky); and brothers Warren and Lawrence. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard LSM-158 and was one of just two living crew members. Founded Brakeman Insurance in 1946 and worked there until age 94. A 32nd Degree Mason for over 75 years. An avid sportsman his entire life having hunted all over the United States; an outstanding trapshooter even into his 90's. Passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 RIDGE RD., PARMA ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22 FROM 5-8PM. Private family Inurnment at Brooklyn Heights Cemetery. (440)842-7800

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