James W. Brant

James W. Brant
James W. Jim Brant, Sr., 68, of Quakertown passed away peacefully on Monday, November 12, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Donna M. (Welsh) Brant, with whom he had celebrated 47 years of marriage. He was a self-employed mechanic, and ran Brants Auto Salvage for 30 years before retiring the business to his sons in 2011. Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Warren G., Sr. and Elizabeth M. (Deeny) Brant. Jim grew up in the North Wales area and graduated from Lansdale Catholic High School class of 1963. He was a member of St. Isidores Catholic Church, Quakertown. Jim loved Nascar, car shows, and working on old cars, especially 57 Chevys, Corvettes, and old Chevy trucks. Survivors: Surviving with wife; children, Lisa K. Battistoni, husband Ron, Quakertown, Donna M. Eisenhart, husband Brian, Coopersburg, James W., Jr., Quakertown, and Michael B., wife Denna, Perkasie; grandchildren, Zachery and Jordan Storat, Tyler Battistoni, Lukas and Grace Eisenhart, Lora and Michael Brant, Jr., and Britny Wismer; great-grandchildren, Makayla Quinn Storat and Nathan Freed; siblings, Alice Flexer, husband Ray, Sr., Perkasie, Joyce Hirthler, husband Craig, Perkiomenville, Thomas, wife Vicky, Pennsburg, Warren, Jr., North Wales, William, Sr., wife Crystal, Red Hill; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a half-sister, Peggy Abbonizzio. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 17 at noon in St. Isidores Catholic Church, 2545 W. Pumping Station Road, Quakertown, PA 18951. Call 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday at the church. Interment in St. Isidores Catholic Cemetery. Jeffrey A. Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service, 135 W. Pumping Station Rd, Quakertown is handling arrangements. www.janauglefcs.com. Contributions: St. Isidores Catholic Church or Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, 3401 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Funeral Home

Naugle Funeral and Cremation Service
135 West Pumping Station Road Quakertown, PA 18951-0013

Published in Morning Call on Nov. 15, 2012