In Memoriam

Richard Brauer

Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2011 7:07 pm

Richard A. Brauer of Pendleton, New York passed away suddenly on Friday, June 17, 2011 at DeGraff Memorial Hospital in North Tonawanda, NY. He was surrounded by his loving family. Born in Lockport , NY, on April 6, 1948, he was the son of the late Albert C. and Anna J. (Dryer) Brauer.

Shortly after graduating from Lockport High School, he entered the U.S. Army and served our country in the Vietnam War. Richard held two offices in the Town of Pendleton , NY, where he was a Councilman for sixteen years and then the Town Supervisor in the years 2002 and 2003. As time passed, Richard became disabled due to his service in Vietnam.


He was a lifelong member of the Wendelville Volunteer Fire Company. He was active in the American Legion Post #0410 and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also active with Brauer's Fishing Club, Brauer's Euchre Club and the Crow's Nest Fishing Club. Mr. Brauer is the former co-owner of Brauer's Restaurant and former owner of Dick's Landscaping. He was also a former member of The Sunrise Optimists of Lockport. He loved his family, fishing, his dogs and the New York Yankees. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He will be dearly missed by his beloved wife, Suzanne C. (Burngasser) Brauer; daughters, Theresa (Richard) Johnson of Tonawanda, NY, and Carrie (James) Ciraolo of the Town of Niagara; son, Richard V. (Antonio) Brauer of Rock Hill, CN; brother, Robert (Marge) Brauer of Tonawanda; and sister, Janet Engel of Tonawanda. Richard is also survived by his mother-in-law, June Burngasser; and six grandchildren, Graham, Richard and James Johnson and Diega, Dominic and Vincent Ciraolo.  Predeceasing him is his daughter, Christine (Chrissy) Brauer.

Friends may call on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 from 6-9 PM and on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Ross Funeral Home Gaul Chapel, 263 East Ave., Lockport. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 10:30 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Parish (Prince of Peace Site), 1055 Military Rd. in Niagara Falls with the Rev. Paul Belzer officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.