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Robert Adrian Brace

January 11, 2012
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News
MAYVILLE — Robert Adrian Brace, 89, passed away Dec. 24, 2011 in Ogden, Utah. Bob was born on July 4, 1922, in North Bangor, N.Y., to William D. and Mildred T. Brace. He was the fourth of six children and grew up in Mayville, N.Y. Bob was married twice in his lifetime. His first wife of 32 years was Patricia Boggs with whom he had four sons. Bob served proudly in the Army during World War II and Korea and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after 29 years of military service. Following a career in sales with the trucking industry in Atlanta, Ga., he moved the family to Florida and realized his employment dream as the purchasing director for the Boca Raton Hotel and Club. There he met his second wife, Virginia Swan. During their retired years, Bob enjoyed taking road trips with Virginia, playing golf and was an avid sports and New York Yankees fan. He was a devoted lifelong member of the Episcopal Church. Bob is survived by his sister Marian (Husband Gerald) Haskin; four sons, Bob and wife Jo, Tim and wife Kathleen, John and partner Gedde, and Chris. In addition, he has four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Virginia, his parents, his brothers Dick and Fred, sisters Florence (“Dutch”) and Josephine (Jo). Bob was buried in the veterans’ section of the Mayville Cemetery, Mayville, N.Y., with military honors, and with Rev. Dr. Gordon De La Vars officiating. The Freay Funeral Home, in Mayville was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Utah.

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