James E. Brahn, born on September 23, 1949, passed away peacefully at home on June 7, 2021 at the age of 71.
He was a native Staten Islander who grew up in Travis. He was proud to say he had been a Grand Marshall of the Travis 4th of July Parade.
He graduated from the New York School of Printing located in Manhattan, New York in 1966, and shortly thereafter, he became employed by Con Edison eventually becoming a skilled Chief Linesman. He was a hard working dedicated employee who loved his job. He was well liked and respected by his co-workers and superiors alike. He was employed by Con Edison for 42 years before retiring.
He relocated to Surfside Beach, South Carolina in 2012, where he could have fun in the sun and enjoy his retirement.
He was very close to his family and would always extend a helping hand when needed. He loved and enjoyed being with his nieces and nephews and their respective children, and they in turn, had fun being with their Uncle Jimmy as he was playful and fun to be around.
He loved and enjoyed his home in South Carolina and was proud of his collection of artifacts that were special to him. He enjoyed reading and current events and was an interesting conversationalist.
He enjoyed being outdoors and appreciated the beauty of nature and the beaches at Surfside Beach and he liked to visit Broadway at the Beach to view the Carousel Organ on display. He also enjoyed traveling and in his spare time, he also enjoyed browsing at thrift shops in the community. He enjoyed football and baseball and liked to watch the games with his nephews Patty and Ralph. He also liked to watch Jeopardy and the Wheel of Fortune.
He was a Pianist and an Organist, and he would play at family gatherings and special occasions and his family would sing and dance to the music he played. Everyone had a great time together.
Jimmy’s sisters said he was a loving, kind and caring brother with an easy manner. A “Good Soul”. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends and everyone who knew him.
Jimmy is survived by his dear friend Ismael and his three sisters, Helen Gioia, Mary Ferraro and Dorothy Olsen. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Frank Ferraro, and many nieces and nephews and his former Sister-In-Law, Arleen Walters. He is pre-deceased by his parents, Edward and Helen Brahn, three brothers, John, LeRoy, and Joseph Brahn, his brother-in-law, Mike Gioia, his brother-in-law, Olaf Olsen, and his sister-in-law, Sandra Brahn.
Jimmy's family will always love him and hold him in their hearts forever. "Rest in Peace, our dear brother and friend."
If anyone wishes to make a donation, they can be made at https://kennedysdisease.org/
Jimmy’s family will gather to greet friends at Burroughs Funeral Home, 3558 Old Kings Highway, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 on Thursday June 10, 2021 from 2:00PM until 4:00PM, & from 6:00PM until 8:00PM. A prayer service will be observed at 7:30PM.
Procession will leave from the funeral home on Friday June 11, 2021 at 10:30AM for burial within Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery, Hwy 17 Bus. Myrtle Beach, SC at 11:00AM
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Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is in charge of arrangements.
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