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Joseph Brunner

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BRUNNER: Joseph Brunner (December 21, 1928- July 24, 2019) passed peacefully at age 90 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Betty, his son Albert and his wife Melanie (Slomberg), and his four grandchildren: Lisa Caroline Brunner, Carrie Megan (Brunner) Fischer and her husband Jonathan, Samantha Brittany Brunner, and Sherri Lynn Brunner. Born in Vienna, Austria, Joe came to this country after surviving the Holocaust on Columbus Day 1949. After serving in the Korean War, he moved to Pittsburgh and founded the family business Brunner Appliance Repair, which has continued for over 50 years. Joe loved to travel and has taken his family around to world. He also loved the arts, especially the opera, and driving his convertible with the top down. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Friday at 1 PM. Visitation one hour prior to services (12 – 1 PM). Interment Beth Abraham Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, www.ushmm.org. www.schugar.com

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