John J. Brabazon of Doylestown, PA passed away at his residence on Thursday, September 12, 2019 with his family by his side. He was 80 years old.
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Born in Abington, PA, John graduated from Hatboro-Horsham High School, earned a B.S. from LaSalle College (now LaSalle University) before earning his M.S. from Villanova and finally his PhD in Education at St. John’s University, Queens, NY.
John was a highly regarded educator who made a difference at New Hope-Solebury High School, Woodrow Wilson High School, William Tennent High School and Klinger Junior High before he retired in 1991. He was active as a PIAA Track Official for 31 years, and Treasurer of the Local District 1 Chapter as well as officiating with Suburban One League, Princeton University and the Penn Relays.
John was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church where over the years he was involved with The Choir, The Knights of Columbus and Saint Vincent DePaul Society. He was a frequent visitor of The Shrine of Czestochowa of Doylestown, PA. He devoted hours creating a backyard landscape with multiple fish ponds which he enjoyed sharing with his children and grandchildren. Growing up on a farm, he always had tomato plants nearby.
John was the beloved husband of the late Ann H. Brabazon; devoted father of Kristine Caverly (Torin), Danielle Brabazon (John Marino), Alicia Brabazon-Curtin (Gerald), John J. Brabazon (Lisa), & Tecla Brabazon (Richard Allegretti); loving grandfather of 15 grandchildren, Keara, Quinn, Rae, John, Paul, Addison, Luke, Jacob, Tara, Michael, Jessica, Lucy, Claire, Christopher, Emily.
A viewing will take place at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Doylestown, PA on Monday, September 16, 2019 from 10:00 – 11:15 am with funeral service to follow at 11:30 am.
John will be Interred next to Ann immediately following at the Doylestown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, John requested memorial gifts be made to support Ann’s High School Alma Mater: The Mary Louis Academy, 176-21 Wexford Terrace, Jamaica, NY 11432. www.tmla.org
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