Richard Brake

GASTONIA - Richard C. "Pete" Brake, 76, departed this life on March 12, 2014.

He was a native of Henderson, N.C., son of the late Richard Clarence Brake Sr. and Katherine Preddy Stevenson.

A memorial service to celebrate Pete's life will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Shawn Griffith officiating.

The family will receive friends in the church Parish Hall immediately following the service.

Inurnment will be private.

Pete was an active member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. He was a graduate of UNC and until his illness was employed by
Sam's Club with over twenty years of service.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Deborah Henderson Brake, children, Kathy Skomsky, Ricky Brake and wife Joann, Skipper
Brake and wife Kelley and Leah Brake Cloninger, grandchildren, Nathan, Hunter and Daniel Brake, Cooper and Eli Brake, grandson and best friend Jackson Cloninger, mother-in-law, Nell S. Turner, brother and sisters-in-law, Dave and Sandi Henderson and Nancy Turner.

Memorials may be made to Cancer Services Inc., 306 South Columbia Street, Gastonia, N.C. 28054.

Condolences may be sent to www.mcleanfuneral.corn.

McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Brake family.

Funeral Home

McLean Funeral Directors
700 South New Hope Road Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 865-3451

Published in Gaston Gazette on Mar. 15, 2014