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The Life of Kenneth E Brocious

KENNETH E. BROCIOUS “Together Again” YOUNGSTOWN - Kenneth E. Brocious, 95, passed away Saturday morning, July 9, 2011, at Omni Manor Nursing Home following a brief illness. Kenneth, who was affectionately known to family and friends as “Gene,” was born Sept. 29, 1915, in Timblin, Pa., a son of the late Osmer and Twila Dinger Brocious, and came to Youngstown in 1952. He and his wife, Geraldine, made their home in Brookfield from the 1970s until her passing in 2003, after which Kenneth moved to Austintown. Mr. Brocious worked in the Pennsylvania coal mines, and then from 1952 to 1972 he worked at the A&P Warehouse in Youngstown. He later became a supervisor in the housekeeping department at Northside Hospital for eight years, retiring in 1981. Gene was a true gentleman who loved his family and enjoyed the time they spent together. He especially enjoyed the annual family reunions in Timblin, and always looked forward to attending the event every year. He will be truly missed by all. Kenneth leaves five daughters, Shirley Murphy of Youngstown, Gloria Coman and Delores Greenwalt of Austintown, Mona (Grant) Rouser of Youngstown and Karen (Paul) Lendak of Burghill; a brother, Donald (Beverly) Brocious of Indiana, Pa.; four sisters, Alda Shick of Punxsutawney, Pa., Ruby (Bill) Smith and Margie (Donald) Wolfgang of Erie, Pa., and Lois Stello of Coraopolis, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. His beloved wife, Geraldine Beams Brocious, whom he married in 1934, passed away May 7, 2003. A brother, Ellwood Brocious; four sisters, Velma Huber, Helen Huffman, Dorothy Manley and Norma Jean Yohe; and two sons-in-law, David L. Coman and James Greenwalt, also preceded him in death. Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown, where funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Interment will follow at Green Haven Memorial Gardens. The Brocious family extend special thanks to the nurses and staff at Omni Manor, for the kindness shown and care given to Kenneth during his stay

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