Paul F. Brandenstein, a longtime resident of Lackawannock Township, passed away at 5:47 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Erie VA Medical Center. He was 90.
Mr. Brandenstein was born Nov. 17, 1927, in Sharon, a son of William J. and Mary G. (Niehaus) Brandenstein. He was a 1946 graduate of Sharon High School. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving during World War II, with the occupation forces in Okinawa.
He was an active member at the Church of the Good Shepherd, West Middlesex, where he was a eucharistic minister and an usher. Paul was also a member of American Legion, Post 299, Shenango Valley VFW, Post 1338, and Knights of Columbus, Council 684, all in Sharon.
Paul coached midget football at West Middlesex and was a fan of Notre Dame football. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and coin collecting.
His wife, the former, Marian L. Pears, whom he married on Aug. 13, 1949, passed away on Nov. 4, 1991.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Ann Billingsley and her husband, Craig, of Conneaut Lake and Jean Marie Puhl and her husband, Tony, of West Middlesex; two sons, William F. Brandenstein and his wife, Deb, of Olean, N.Y., and James M. Brandenstein and his wife, Elaine, of Hubert, N.C.; a sister, Teresa Kramer and her husband, Edward, of Sharon; nine grandchildren; 18 great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, Paul was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Agnes Lawrence; and two brothers, George and Joseph Brandenstein.
The family suggest memorial contributions be made to Church of the Good Shepherd, 3613 Sharon Road, West Middlesex, PA 16159; or to Erie VA Medical Center, 135 East 38th St., Erie, PA 16504.
Paul F., 90, of Lackawannock Township.
Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday (12-1-17) in J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon, and from noon until the time of the mass Saturday (12-2-17) in the Church of the Good Shepherd, West Middlesex. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Church, with the Rev. Glenn Whitman, pastor, as celebrant.
Entombment: America's Cemetery Mausoleum, Hermitage.
Published on November 29, 2017