Brand, Joseph A.
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Joseph A. Brand, 83, Green Bay, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 17, 2013 at home. He was born February 25, 1929 in Delano, Pennsylvania. Joe grew up in Lansford, PA. He married Virginia H. Gieniec on November 12, 1950. They lived in Summit Hill, PA where they raised their three children until 2011 when they moved to Green Bay. Joe was an active member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Parish in Summit Hill where he was a member of the Holy Name Society. In Green Bay he was a member of St. Anne's Church in DePere. He served in the Korean War as a Corporal in the Army 169th Infantry regiment stationed in Germany. He worked for the Summit Hill Marble and Granite Company before he became the manager of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Store in Lansford, PA.
Upon retirement Joe enjoyed helping his wife in the kitchen, making and smoking (the BEST) Polish Sausage-kielbasa, going to the casino and spending time with his friends and family, especially his 6 grandchildren. He loved eating pierogies, ice cream and chocolate!
Survivors include his wife, Virginia; daughter, Marie Maass and her son Tristan; sons, Joseph (Virginia) Brand and their children, Emily, Elizabeth and Michael; David (Jeanette) Brand and their children Gabriella and Christian; many other relatives and friends.
Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 21, at St. Anne's Church, 347 S. Libal St. DePere with Rev. Eric Mills officiating. Inurnment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at St. Anne's Church.
Proko Wall Funeral Home
1630 East Mason Street Green Bay, WI 54302
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Jan. 19 to Jan. 21, 2013