BRAUN Kenneth J. Jr., of Mahwah, formerly of Union City, NJ, died suddenly July 18, 2011 at age 55. Born April 17, 1956 to the late Kenneth J. and Rita (Turdo) Braun, Sr. He was a graduate of Union Hill High school Union City. He was a tremendous athlete who led Union Hill's football team in 1974 to their state championship. Kenneth was a fantastic human being who touched the lives of all he knew. He worked in the shoe industry for 35 years. During this time Ken was a VP for Steve Madden's Men's Line for 8 years and was currently with Riplay of CA. Survived by his beloved wife Debra (nee Rothman), loving children Kenneth J. Braun, III and Jenna N. Braun and devoted siblings Diane (Braun) Kellenberger (husband Joe), Marianne (Braun) Taormina and Frank Braun, Pat Russo and Virginia Longo. Loving father-in-law Herbert Rothman. Sisters-in-law Nancy (Rothman) Zweben (husband Barry), Cindy Rothman (spouse Amie). Many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 3-8 PM at Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home, 177 Route 59 in Suffern. Funeral Mass Friday 10 AM at St. Paul's Church in Ramsey followed by an Interment at Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated for Kenneth III and Jenna Braun's college fund.
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Published in The Record/Herald News on July 20, 2011