Peter P. Brazitis, of Larksville, passed into the hands of the Lord, surrounded by his loving wife and family, on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.
Born in Plymouth, he was a son of the late Adam and Mary Brazitis.
He graduated from Plymouth High School, class of 1940, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Scranton.
Peter was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, Wilkes Barre, and was a lifetime member of St. Casimir's Church, Lyndwood, Hanover Township, and a member of the St. Casimir Church finance committee.
During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Mediterranean and European theaters, receiving several medals for his service. He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and the Catholic War Veterans organizations.
Prior to retirement, he was employed for 35 years as an agent in the Internal Revenue Service of the U.S. Treasury Department, where he was assigned to the Bethlehem, Wilkes Barre and Hazleton areas.
Peter was a member of the Knights of Columbus in excess of 50 years. He was a Fourth Degree member of the Plymouth Knights of Columbus, Council 984, where he was a past Grand Knight and served as a trustee for many years.
He was an honorary member of the Bishop William J. Hafey Assembly, Fourth Degree, where he was a past Faithful Navigator, and served as trustee for many terms. He was appointed district deputy of District 28 and later served as a state council director and state community director. He was elected to serve two terms as the state secretary for the Knights of Columbus of Pennsylvania. Also, he was the Marshal of the Fourth Degree, Calvert Province, for two terms.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Anna Kochera; brothers, Anthony and Leonard Brazitis; and niece, Arline Kochera.
Surviving are his loving wife of 53 years, the former Mary A. Trzcinski; sister, Genevieve Wilson, Plymouth; brother, Joseph Brazitis, Baltimore, Md.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be held 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, formerly St. Aloysius Church, 143 W. Division St., Wilkes Barre. Interment will be in St. Casimir's Cemetery, Muhlenburg. Family and friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home
530 W Main St Plymouth, PA 18651
Published in Times Leader on Aug. 31, 2013