Jack Braun

Jack Braun

Born April 11, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York, Jack Braun was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force. He returned to the States and lived in New York, Ohio, Illinois and Florida. He was living in Circleville until he was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in May of 2019. He fought courageously until he died in his loving wife’s arms on May 29, 2020, while listening to music. His last wish to her is that they will love each other forever.

He leaves behind his wife of 32 years, Coletta (Schmidt) Braun; and six children, Mary Ellen (Matt) Wotroboski, Julie (Tom) Cronin, John T. (Sarah) Braun Jr., Robert Braun, Donald (Diana Kuiper) Bacharowki, and Kathryn (Matt McGraw) Bacharowski.  He was blessed with many beautiful grandchildren. He was Papaw to granddaughter Violet and grandson John.

He leaves his brother, Charles (the late Nancy); and his sisters, Marie (Gene) Renkel and Janet Lundy of Pensacola, Florida. He loved his nieces and nephews, in-laws and out-laws, and he especially enjoyed beating all of them at card games that lasted late into the night.

Jack inspired laughter and hope wherever he went. He had a way of making the company of others seem easy – sometimes as the host and life of the party, others as a loved one who we could count on privately to see light at the end of the occasional tunnel. His energy and love deeply touched family, friends, neighbors and colleagues; his generosity touched all in his community; and he would tell you that he hasn’t lost a game of Bridge since 1945. His favorite singer was NOT Britney Spears.  He was a true gentleman and had pretty blue eyes.

Jack will be laid to rest June 12, 2020, at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. A military burial ceremony will be scheduled for a later date pending the release of restrictions from the COVID-19 virus. The family requests donations to a charitable organization.

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