William Brasco
1937 - 2021-04-29
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William Brasco, 83, of Jeannette, died Thursday, April 29, 2021, at home. He was born May 23, 1937, in Jeannette, a son of the late James and Angelina (Perry) Brasco. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Heilig-Meyers Furniture and he was a veteran of the Army. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, a 48-year member of the Jeannette School Board, participated in the first Westmoreland County Coaches Association wrestling tournament where he was the gold medalist at 154 pounds. Bill was an avid Jayhawk fan and loved Jeannette, but most of all, loved spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed his travels to Wildwood, N.J., Las Vegas and New Orleans. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Mary DeAugustine, Lucy Antoniak, Samuel Brasco, Daniel Brasco and Virginia LaVella; two sons-in-law, David Tyger and Harry "Skip" Walt. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Rita (Kruse) Brasco; his children, William E. Brasco and his wife, Lesa, of Greensburg, Scott A. Brasco and his wife, Corinne, of Mickleton, N.J., Mark Brasco and his wife, Dana, of Jeannette, Maria Tyger, of Jeannette, and Suzanne L. Swarmer and her husband, Ryan, of Gibsonia; 10 grandchildren and three step-grandchildren, Vincent and Adele Brasco, Nicholas, Rachel and Anthony Brasco, Jackson, Oakley and Rebecca Tyger, Casey and Meaghan Walt, Nathaniel, Joshua and Alyssa Swarmer; a brother, James Brasco, of Venice, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, PA 15644. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Ascension Church. All current CDC guidelines will be followed including capacity limits. Entombment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. To send online condolences, visit mason-gelder.com.

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May 4, 2021
Some great memories of time with Billy at Wolf Furniture in Greensburg.

Condolences to Rita and the whole family.

He was a wonderful man.

Prayers from Altoona,

Mike and Karen Kasun
Michael P Kasun
May 2, 2021
To Rita, Bill and Scott,

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Bill and I had a lot of memories in High School going to Football camp as two of seven Freshmen and the only two to finish and we both made first string Varsity. Bill was the best Person you could be! May he rest in Peace. He lived a good life! AMEN!

Your Friend,
Wes Hampton

P.S. Sorry I could not make it for the Viewing as I am out of town and won't be back until Monday afternoon!
Wesley Hampton
May 2, 2021
Deeply sorry for your loss. Worked for Bill years ago at Gee Bee Furniture. He was a great boss. Denise Boyle McAtee
Denise Boyle McAtee
May 1, 2021
Our heartfelt love and memories of Bill will be cherished. We are so sorry for your loss. What a sweet, kind, wonderful person! I’ll never forget all of the wrestling matches and times where his kindness touched my life! God bless!
Paula Hartung Jesiolkiewic
May 1, 2021
Loved talking with Mr. Brasco. Big fan of wrestling in our community.
He and his family are in my thoughts and prayers! God bless!
Danny Hartung
May 1, 2021
With heartfelt sympathy..know you an your family are being thought of by your small sort midnite UPS family during this very sad time .
Rose Baird
May 1, 2021
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Mary Anne & Christi Fanelli
May 1, 2021
Our deepest condolences...He literally was “The Best Uncle, EVER!” I will always remember the good times and how much fun he was to be around. We loved you and always appreciated your wise words. You are in a better place now, Uncle Bill, with your brothers and sisters who’ve gone before you. My love and prayers with your family. You will be missed!
Jody and Mike
May 1, 2021
Our Hearts and Prayers are with you Rita and your family. Bill was an awesome man that my children took to. He had a heart of GOLD! Deepest Sypmathy.
Barry & Lisa Tocco & family
May 1, 2021
Bill was a true Jayhawk. He will be so missed. We send our condolences and prayers to his family and friends.
Stanley and Linda Tanyer Haluck
May 1, 2021
Rita and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. May he Rest in Peace.
Gloria Bresnan
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