Dr. Johnny A. Brawner
- August 10, 1943 - October 5, 2012
- Avon, Ohio
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“To the Greatest Neighbors Ive ever had & ever will have....My deepest sorrows & condolences are with you. I have no doubt in my mind, that He will...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Steven Krall - Avon, OH
Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
2 of 10 | Posted by: Christa Lenko - OH
“Johnny you will be greatly missed at Avon U. Methodist church. Your spot in the choir will never be filled but we know you are singing in a glorious...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Revs. Liz & Ralph Krall - OH
“Carol I was so sad to hear of your husband's passing when Matt called me tonight. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
4 of 10 | Posted by: Gerry Harkins - Vermilion, OH
“I will always remember Johnny as a wonderful MBA student, an accomplished medical professional, and a "beautiful" human being. I am fortunate to have...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Anthony Khuri - Westlake, OH
“Dear Auntie Carol and Family,
In behalf of my family, I am extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Uncle Johnny has been part...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Jane Galeon Maniego-Cruz and Ferdie Cruz - CA
Please know that my deepest thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
7 of 10 | Posted by: Susan Van Alsburg - OH - Friend
“Johnny Brawner was my classmate in Diliman, QC during Pre-Med years and Medical School in UP Manilla. He also became my Fraternity Brother in the PHI...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Archie Buendia - Norman, OK
“Dear Carol, Ali and family,
Even though we only met Johnny recently and spent several enjoyable evenings together, his quiet demeanor, sense of...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Don and Nancy Andrasik - OH
“To Carol and children of Johnny,
My deep condolences on the passing of your beloved Johnny. May you find strength in that he is now with our...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Victor B. Abello - Cleburne, TX
Johnny A. Brawner, MD, 69, of Avon passed away on October 5, 2012 at the Cleveland Clinic, surrounded by family, following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines on August 10, 1943. He completed his schooling in the Philippines, including his Doctor of Medicine from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, before relocating to Ohio in 1969. He began his residency at the Cleveland Clinic in 1970, and was later promoted to Chief Resident in 1973. During this time, he met Carol Scott who was a Registered Nurse at the Clinic. They married on November 26, 1976 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Following residency and fellowships at the Clinic, Johnny started a solo medical practice in General Surgery at St. John West Shore ("SJWS;" now St. John Medical Center). During his time at SJWS, he held numerous positions including Chairman of the Department of Surgery, member of the Community Board and the Board of Trustees, President of the Medical Staff, and a tenor in the SJWS Choir. In addition to practicing medicine, he belonged to numerous professional associations including the American Medical Association, the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Association in America, and the American College of Physician Executives. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Philippine Physicians in Ohio and was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
As an innovative man around the house, he took his creativity to the professional level when he was able to patent a Back to Back tape in 1989, used by many medical professionals and hospitals.
Dr. Brawner believed one should always continue learning. He led by example by earning a Masters of Business Administration from Baldwin-Wallace College in 2000, and a Masters of Public Health from Cleveland State University in 2006. While at CSU, he was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society. He also attended the Physician Executive Institute at Case Western Reserve University from 1997 - 2004.
Active in the community, he volunteered with Sisters of Charity of Saint Augustine Health System for 17 years. As a member of the Avon United Methodist Church, he enjoyed singing in the choir.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 36 years, Carol, four children: Jennifer, Johnny Jr. (Suvita), Alison and Carolyn, and eight siblings (Felix Jr., Lenore, Marjorie, Felisa, Jane, Libbie, Percy, and Josie). He was preceded in death by his parents, Felix and Juana, and siblings (Zinnia, Romeo, and Franklin).
In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 10, at 11am at Avon United Methodist Church, 37711 Detroit Road, Avon, OH 44011 with Rev. Elizabeth Krall officiating. Interment at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon. Friends may call at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 32000 DETROIT ROAD, AVON, OH FROM 5-9 PM, MONDAY, OCTOBER 8th AND FROM 4-8 PM, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012.