BRAKE, John A., 90, of Sardis, Ohio, died Thursday, December 13, 2012, at the New Martinsville Care & Rehab Center, New Martinsville, WV.
He was born November 22, 1922, in Oak, Ohio, the son of the late John Henry and Myrtle Morris Brake.
John was a retired marine engineer on the rivers of the United States; was baptized in the Lutheran Church and attended the Apostolic Christian Church in Sardis.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a half-brother, Ermine Brake; and a brother, Morris Brake.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Almeda Indermuhle Brake; a son, William (Miriam) Brake of Sardis; nine grandchildren, Cliff (Gina) Brake of Marshallville, Ohio, Lisa (Eric) Indermuhle and Laura (Bob) Dotterer, both of Sardis, Sheila Sabo of Marion, Ohio, Julia (Dean) Ramsier of Wadsworth, Ohio, Matthew (Dawn) Brake of Sardis, Sara (Scott) Manz of Paulding, Ohio, Douglas Brake and Jason Brake, both of Sardis; 27 great-grandchildren, and a twin sister, Catherine Zimmerman of Martins Ferry, Ohio.
Family will receive friends on Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Drive, Clarington, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Apostolic Christian Church, 49076 SR 255, Sardis, with ministers of the church officiating. Interment to follow in the Apostolic Church Cemetery, Sardis. Sympathy expressions at grisellfuneralhomes.com.