April 25, 2014

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J. Paul Braun

J. Paul Braun, 99, of Olmsted Falls and Elyria, died peacefully on Thursday, October 11, 2012, at his home in the Renaissance senior living community, after enjoying an exceptionally long life. He was born May 5, 1913 in Amherst.

Paul had a lengthy career as a quality control engineer in Ohio manufacturing after graduating from Oberlin College in 1935. His marriage to Ruth Morrow Braun lasted for 63 years, until her death in 1999. He maintained his wit and dry sense of humor until the very end.

Paul is survived by his children, Martha Braun of western Massachusetts and Ivan M. Braun, and his wife, Anne Gibbons of Bronx, New York.

He will be buried at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, in the family plot.

Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Elyria is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Western Reserve, 300 East 185th St., Cleveland, OH 44119.

Online condolences may be expressed at: www.laubenthalmercado.com