Robert H. Brass

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NEW BRITAIN, Pa. — Robert H. Brass, 87, of New Britain, Pa., passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in the presence of his family.

Bob was a retired master plumber who grew up in Locust Gap. He graduated from Mount Carmel High School in 1944 and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy from April 1945 to August 1946.

In April 1950, he married the former Helen A. Bridy, of Mount Carmel. He moved his growing family in 1956 to Willow Grove, and again in 1963 to Ivyland. Robert and Helen Brass retired in 1988 and relocated to Catawissa, in the region where they had grown up.

Robert was active in the Masons, the Grange, and the Christ United Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catawissa.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Helen, are his children, Theresa L. Brass-Nash, of Dickinson, Texas, Elizabeth L. Brass, of Horsham, Sharon A.L. Brass and Andrew McCarthy, of Hatboro, Robert D. and Debbie (Dragon) Brass, of Chalfont, James D. and Darlene (Davis) Brass, of Santa Fe, Texas; and his grandchildren, Natalie (Corey) McMinn, of Jamison, James J. Corey, of New Britain, Lisa (Brass) Chou, of Newark, Del., Heather Brass, of Chalfont, Dylan B. Marlow, of Sarasota, Fla., and Jesse Brass, of Santa Fe, Texas, currently serving in the U.S. Marines stationed in Japan; and a sister, Shirley Brass, of Locust Gap.

Robert's daughter, Kathryn A. Brass, preceded him in death in 2007, as did two brothers, Clayton, formerly of Deer Run, in 1990, and Clarence "Junie" Jr., formerly of Mount Carmel, in 2002.


BRASS — Robert H. Brass, 87, of New Britain, Pa., formerly of Locust Gap. The family will receive friends at the Shelly Funeral Home, 1460 Easton Road, Warrington, from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday. Services will follow at the funeral home at 10 a.m, with interment at 11:30 a.m. in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown. Arrangements will be announced in the near future for a memorial service to be held in Catawissa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Robert's name may be made to the Christ United Evangelical Lutheran Church, 116 Church St, Catawissa, PA 17820. To send condolences to the family, visit
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Published in The News Item on Sept. 3, 2014
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