Joseph D. Brungard
November 12, 1935 - February 18, 2013
His proudest times were those spent with his grandchildren.
Joseph D. Brungard, 77, passed away Monday (Feb. 18, 2013) at St. James Mercy Care Hospital, following a brief stay.
Mr. Brungard was born on Nov. 12, 1935 in Miffllinburg, Pa. to Clair B. and Josephine M. (Strickler) Brungard. He was a 1953 graduate of Mifflinburg High School. He served in the U. S. Army from 1955-57 and the U. S. Army Reserves from 1957-63. He received his master's degree from Lycoming College and a second master's degree from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, where he was working on his doctorate.
Joseph taught chemistry at Hornell High School from 1970 until his retirement in 1991.
Joe is survived by one son, Joseph D. (Ann) Brungard II of Hornell, a daughter, Megan D. Cruser of Canaseraga; one brother, Michael (Irma) Brungard of Hamlin; four grandchildren, Jordan Brungard, Garth Brungard, Morgan Brungard and Joesphine Cruser.
In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Joe coached high school football and tennis. As an educator, he had a gifted mind for chemistry and wrote many of the NYS Regents Chemistry exams. He was a member of the Hornell Masonic Lodge and the Canaseraga American Legion. In His retirement years, he was an active antique dealer, but his proudest times during these years were the times spent with his grandchildren.
There will be no prior visitation. The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Mifflinburg, PA. with Rev. Kris Brown, officiating. Burial will follow in Mifflinburg Cemetery with full military honors.
Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.
Memorial contributions in Joe's name may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 370 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1802, New York, NY 1001