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.
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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