Henry J. Brunea, passed away Oct.17, 2020 at the age of 96 at the NYS Veterans Home in Batavia. He was born Feb. 21, 1924 in the Town of Darien to Lambert and Anna (De Droog). Henry served in the military during WW2 in the 342nd Armed Field Artillery Battalion. After his service, he worked various jobs and retired from General Motors Axle Plant in Buffalo after 35 years.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Indian Falls, NY, member of the Oakfield-Alabama Legion Post 626, 50 year member of the Alabama Fire Dept., member of VFW Post 1602 in Batavia, NY. He was active in Boy Scouts, and served as cook at Camp Sam Wood in Pike, NY for many years.
Henry is survived by his wife Dolores (Poerschke) of 72 years, 3 sons; Michael of Fruitland Park, FL, Donald (Sharon) of Basom, NY, Scott of Basom, NY and 1 daughter Laurie (Harold) of Akron, NY, 5 granddaughters: Cassandra, Jennifer, Payadie, Erin and Ashley, 4 great-grandsons; Tyler, Andre, Keegan, and Chase, 3 great-granddaughters: Bianca, Alicia, Melissa, and 1 great great-grandson Dresden; his brother William (Irene) of Corfu, NY. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by brother John of France, and sister Wilhelmina Kovach of Florida.
Friends are invited to call 5-8 pm on Wed. Oct. 21, 2020 at C.B. Beach & Son Mortuary Inc., 4-6 Main St. Corfu, NY. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Oct. 22, 2020 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Western New York National Cemetery at a later date. Due to Covid mandates, face coverings and social distancing will required.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Indian Falls United Methodist Church 7908 Alleghany Rd., Corfu, NY, Alabama Fire Dept., 2230 Judge Rd., Basom, NY, American Legion Post 626, 6554 Alleghany Rd., Basom, NY or VFW Veness-Strollo Post, 23 Edwards St. Batavia, NY.