DUKE CENTER - Teddy E. Brunner, 75, of Oil Valley Road, passed away Friday (May 3, 2013) at UPMC Hamot in Erie following a brief illness.
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Born May 1, 1938, in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of William and Evelyn Walker Brunner.
Teddy was a 1956 graduate of Otto High School and later graduated from DuBois School of Trade in electrical. He resided in Rockwell, Ill., from 1956 until returning to Duke Center in 1963.
Mr. Brunner was employed by National Locks in Rockford. After returning to Duke Center, he took a job with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for 32 years retiring as a highway inspector in 2001.
Teddy was a member of the Northern Star Lodge # 555 of Duke Center as well as the Coudersport Consistory. He was a past president and life member of the Otto Township Fire Department, and a past president and life member of the Tri County Fireman's Association. He was also a member of the Little Nippers, Otto Township Lions Club, the Bradford Eagles Club #108, Bradford Moose Club # 124 and the Bradford and Eldred American Legions as a social member.
Surviving is one brother, Arnold (Susan) Brunner of Smethport; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, William Brunner in 2004; and a sister, Marilyn Brunner in 1935.
There will be no funeral home visitation per Teddy's wishes. A memorial service in honor of Teddy's life will be held at 2 p.m. May 26 at the Otto Township Firehall, Duke Center. A lunch will follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Otto Township Fire Department.
Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com
Published in The Bradford Era from May 6 to May 16, 2013