Joseph M. Brem


Joseph M. Brem, 61, of 412 Main Street, Kersey, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at his residence.

He was born November 16, 1954, in Ridgway, son of the late Maurice M. and Alice Comiotti Brem. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1972.  He was an employee of Metal Powder Products Company Ford Road Division.

On August 29, 1981, in the St. Mary’s Church, Joe married Sharon A. Hillebrand, who survives. He is also survived by two daughters, Amy Morrissey and her husband Matthew of Pittsburgh and Ashley Brem and her companion Peter Bissert of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Marsha Brem of Kersey and Sandy Kreckel and her husband Don of St. Marys; and by a brother, Mark Brem and his wife Karen of Kersey.

Joe was a member of the St. Boniface Church. He was a lifelong member of the Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department and was a former driver for the Fox Township Ambulance Association.  Joe was an avid Pitt fan and was ecstatic this year when Pitt beat Penn State and Clemson University.  He also enjoyed going to Pittsburgh to visit his girls.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Friday, November 18, 2016, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Ross Miceli, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday evening, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 229, Kersey, PA 15846, or to the Fox Township Ambulance Association, PO Box 30, Kersey, PA  15846.

William VanZanten November 16, 2016 at 9:02 pm

Shocked to hear this, worked with Joe for many years and I guess you never know. From what I heard he was getting ready to retire. Much too young but you never know. Go rest high on that mountain big guy, you will be missed.

Jane MacArtney November 17, 2016 at 6:27 am

My thoughts and prayers to the Brem Family during this difficult time. May the wonderful memories of your beloved father and husband live forever in your hearts.


Diane Scutella November 17, 2016 at 12:07 pm

Sharon & Family,

On behalf of the Class of 1972, please accept our deepest sympathy
in the sudden passing of Joe. May our Lord comfort you all in the days ahead.

Marsha Dallasen November 17, 2016 at 6:15 pm

Our sincere condolences to Sharon and Joe’s daughters and extended family. He was certainly one of the good guys and will always be remembered fondly.
Marsha Dallasen and Daniel Lecker

Barbie and Tim Yale November 17, 2016 at 9:23 pm

Sharon, So sorry to hear of the passing of Joe. This was so sudden and our hearts go out to you and your family. So sorry I did not make it tonight. Our prayers and our deepest sympathy are with you and the kids.. God be with you all and may the blessed Mother console all of you in this time… Love you, Barbie and Tim Yale

Brenda and Carl Keech November 18, 2016 at 1:17 am

Sharon and family, you have my most heartfelt sympathy and condolences. This is very sad news. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Gods peace be with you all.

Valerie Hanes November 18, 2016 at 9:08 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you , Sharon, and your girls. God Bless you all.

Jody Vollmer November 19, 2016 at 7:34 am

Sandy, Donny and all of Joe’s family, you have my deepest condolence . . . I worked with Joe for a little while and he was always such a kind man. He talked every day about his daughters and loved his family so much. May you find peace during this difficult time.

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