James "Jimmy" Brazeal

Brazeal, James "Jimmy"

Apalachin: James "Jimmy" Brazeal, 52, of Apalachin, passed away unexpectedly on May 7th, 2013. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal". Jim was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife and best friend, Marty Brazeal; children, Joshua Brazeal (Renee Bevilacqua), Kristen (James) Dinkins, Marc Brazeal (Trisha Jasina), Marci Craven (Jeremiah Craven), Eric Nichols, Kyle Nichols; seven very special grandchildren; his mother, Bonnie Brazeal; sisters, Debbie (Mike) Metcalf, Jan (Mike) Tripp, Susie (Tim) Grambush; brother, Bill (Karen) Brazeal; and good friends, Shana Lewis (Kate Grenier), Kevin (Terri) Miller, Liz Perloni, and Sallie Hendricks (Bill Laffey). Jim was a compassionate, loving nurse at Bridgewater Center who cared for his residents as if they were his family. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing and metal detecting. Anyone wishing to share memories of Jim with the family are welcome at his home at 3108 Pennsylvania Ave., Apalachin, NY, between 12 noon and 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tioga County Sportsman's Association, 1141 Carmichael Rd., Owego, NY 13827; on the memo portion put Attention: Youth Program.

Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from May 9 to May 11, 2013