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345 Main Street
Brookville, PA 15825
Phone: 814-849-7375
Emerson Brocious

Emerson Leo Brocious

Thursday, November 15th, 1923 - Sunday, February 17th, 2019
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Emerson Leo Brocious, 95, peacefully returned to his Heavenly Father on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at his home due to incidents of age. Emerson was born to the late Harry and Sarah (Shaffer) Brocious on November 15, 1923 in Timblin, Pa. where he was raised. Em graduated from Punxsutawney High School. After marrying Mildred Karkosky on August 16, 1947 in Hawthorn, Pa, they purchased a home in Erie where they raised a family of eight children: “all boys but seven”! They enjoyed their last 25 years together at the family farm near Brookville, Pa. He and his wife were converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and were devout followers of Christ, serving together on a mission at the LDS Toronto Temple. He was also ordained as a Stake Patriarch.
Emerson was a handy man; building an addition to their home and adding a garage. He loved gardening and taking care of the yard. Together he and his wife canned their garden produce. Having learned to cook as a young man, he often helped with meal preparation. Em loved his family and sacrificed for them. His job as a milkman and vending machine repairman required him to get up at 3 AM every workday. Em was an avid reader, especially of the scriptures and other church-related books.
Emerson served in the military as a combat engineer of the 148th Combat Engineer Battalion, First Army, building bridges during WWII. Even at 95 he was a hard worker, cutting down trees and sawing boards to re-side the old barn. He enjoyed getting on his riding mower and mowing the acreage around his farm.
Emerson is survived by his eight children; Vicki (Ronald) Muir, Karen (Ignacio) Briones, Janie (Frank) May, Linda (Charles) Jones, Cheryl (Leroy) Reed, David (Lee Ann) Brocious, Laurie (Russ) Karl, and Debbie (Ed) Takacs. He is also survived by his 67 grandchildren, 142 great-grandchildren, and 22 great-great-grandchildren. His surviving siblings are Phyllis Bair and Audrey Mowrey. Emerson was preceded in death by his sisters Marie Fetterman and Bernice Toth, his brothers Richard, Delbert and Howard, and one great-granddaughter.
In honor of our father, a viewing will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019, from 5pm – 8pm, at the McKinney - d’Argy Funeral Home, ltd, 345 Main St., Brookville, Pa, 15825. A second opportunity for viewing will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 3 – 3:50pm, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, corner of Maplevale Rd., and Route 36 in Brookville, PA. A funeral service will also take place at the Church, beginning at 4:00pm, and officiated by Bishop Bryan Neal. Interment will take place at the Brookville Cemetery. Loved and respected by many, our Dad will be dearly missed.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 22nd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, February 22nd, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    McKinney - d'Argy Funeral Home
    345 Main Street
    BROOKVILLE, PA 15825
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 | 3:00pm - 3:45pm
    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    Corner of Route 36 and Maplevale Road
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 | 4:00pm
    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 4:00pm
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    Corner of Route 36 and Maplevale Road
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    Bishop Bryan Neal
  • Interment

    Brookville Cemetery
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Lisa King

Posted at 10:23pm
I new Emerson Brocious since I was a small child . He was always very soft spoken , and kind. He would always help you out if you needed something. Being at his house playing . Was always a warm and safe place. He was a great man. He will be missed by all.My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Tom & Sandy Randles

Posted at 11:24am
In loving memory of Emerson Brocious, our first Home Teacher and a light to humanity.
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Dick and Karen Plyler

Posted at 06:44am
Our sincere condolences to the entire family. We first met "Em" and Millie shortly after moving to the Plyler farm in 1994. I can still see the smile on both Em and Millie when I asked "how many children they had". That was the first I heard the standard reply "eight--all boys but seven". We visited Emerson at the farm a month or so after Millie passed. Although noticeably getting weaker, he still had a smile on his face. We had the pleasure of meeting the "all boys but seven" children when Millie passed. Since we now reside in Florida, we will not be able to attend Emerson's viewing. We apologize. Emerson and Millie leave their children, grand children, great grand children and great-great grand children a legacy that is unmatched today. Neighbors Dick and Karen Plyler

Ginny Anderson

Posted at 06:54pm
I remember when Br Brocious was the patriarch of the Erie Stake. He was such a kind man. Not only was he a gentleman he was a "Gentle" man. May your hearts be filled with peace at this time and may your memories bring you joy.

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