HAROLD RAY “LEFTY” BROCIOUS, 74
Harold Ray “Lefty” Brocious, 74, Marion Center, went to be with his Lord Friday, July 4, 2008, at the Indiana Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 5, 1933, in Timblin, a son of the late Paul and Loretta (Murray) Brocious.
July 12, 1954, he married his wife of nearly 54 years, Ella Jane Greene, who survives.
Mr. Brocious served in the U.S. Navy during peacetime stationed on the USS Chilton.
He was owner of the former Brocious Coal Augering, which he operated with his brothers. He was a machinist with Westinghouse in Blairsville prior to augering.
Mr. Brocious was a longtime active member of the New Life Lutheran Church.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include his children, Karen Gray and husband Gary of Clymer, Tina Rae Loughry and husband Thomas of Marion Center, Rebecca Rougeaux and husband Robert of Rochester Mills, Mary Ellen Frye and husband Jerry of Rochester Mills, and Darla DeCarlo and husband Robert of Marion Center; 13 grandchildren, Mitchell Ray Gray and wife Darlene, Machele Scott and husband Matt, Morgan Jane Adamson and husband Michael, Rachel Bratton and husband Scott, Thomas Loughry Jr. and wife Joelene, Melissa Jane Loughry, Emily Jane Martin and husband Ben, Robert Rougeaux III, Benjamin, Andrew Paul and Elizabeth Jane Satterlee, and Sara Jane and Maria DeCarlo; 13 great-grandchildren, Micah, Trenton, Mackenzie, Triston, Harold Chase and Colton Gray, Tyler and Ella Scott, Michael, Marshall and Maddox Adamson; Jordon Bratton; and Rebecca Jane Martin; his siblings: Betty Lemmon of Dixonville, Charles Brocious and wife Kay of Deckers Point, Carl Brocious of Dixonville, Dennis Brocious of Marion Center, Barry Brocious and wife Diane of Deckers Point, and Marsha Fugua of Indiana; a sister-in-law, Beverly Brocious of Mount Joy; two step-sisters, Rose and Lois; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Dorothy Brocious; two brothers, Paul Jesse “Junior” Brocious and Howard Eugene “Gus” Brocious; a brother-in-law, Blaine Lemmon; a sister-in-law, Sandra Brocious; and a nephew, Terry Lemmon.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 2008, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 7, 2008, at the Rairigh Funeral Home Ltd., Hillsdale; and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2008.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at the New Life Lutheran Church, Bethel Road off Route 403 near Dixonville, with Pastor Stephen Bond officiating.
Interment with military honors will follow at the New Life Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the New Life Lutheran Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 219, Marion Center, Pa., 15759.