Age 54 of Penn Hills, died peacefully on Thursday, September 6th with his family by his side.  Son of Alma L. James and the late James R. Braun.  Father of James R. (Amanda) Braun and Jennifer Braun; grandfather of Ryan, Narya, Malena, Aiden, and one on the way in October; brother of Linda (Larry) Lapata, Robert William Braun, and the late Carol Ann Palumbo; brother-in-law of Robert Palumbo. James was a member of Unity Center Church, he enjoyed helping others in any way he could, and loved spending time with his family. He was proud to be in recovery and a part of the AA and NA communities. In lieu of flowers, donations to the family are preferred to cover funeral expenses. Friends and relatives will be received on Sunday September 9th, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION AND ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139.  Funeral Service Monday, September 10th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., in the Mt. Hope Cemetery Chapel, with Pastor Frank DeLuca officiating.  

Funeral Home

Burket-Truby Funeral Home Cremation & Alternative Services
421 Allegheny Avenue Oakmont, PA 15139
(412) 828-3535

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Sept. 8 to Sept. 9, 2018