Joseph Brunner
July 24, 2019

Visitation Information

July 26 2019 - 12:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, (Shadyside), Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Funeral Information

July 26 2019 - 1:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, (Shadyside), Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Joseph Brunner passed peacefully at age 90 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Betty, his son Albert and his wife Melanie (Slomberg), and his four grandchildren: Lisa Caroline Brunner, Carrie Megan (Brunner) Fischer and her husband Jonathan, Samantha Brittany Brunner, and Sherri Lynn Brunner. Born in Vienna, Austria, Joe came to this country after surviving the Holocaust on Columbus Day 1949. After serving in the Korean War, he moved to Pittsburgh and founded the family business Brunner Appliance Repair, which has continued for over 50 years. Joe loved to travel and has taken his family around the world. He also loved the arts, especially the opera, and driving his convertible with the top down. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Friday at 1 PM. Visitation one hour prior to services (12 Noon - 1 PM). Interment Beth Abraham Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,


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Dear Melanie and Family: My sincere sympathies and deepest regards to you and your family during this most difficult time.....may you find comfort and solace with your family and friends 👫....Prayers...

By Ellen Radkoff Callas - August 03, 2019

I am one of the in-laws of the Brunner family that my stepbrother married to one of their daughter's and I was getting to know the Brunner family. When I heard of Joe's passing, I was so sad to hear about his death. I had met him last year at Carrie's wedding and he was such a kind person and laid back. I was just getting to know him too so it is a shame I couldn't see him again. It must be very devastating for Al and the Brunner family and my condolences go out to them for what they have to go through in this passing.

By Aaron Schall - July 26, 2019

Condolences to u and yours

By Becky - July 25, 2019

Melanie, Al & Family, May you find comfort among family and friends at the most difficult time.

By Ruthann Adelsberg - July 25, 2019

Dear Al, Melanie and family, My condolences to everyone. So sorry for your loss. Love, Marilyn

By Marilyn Slomberg Hersch - July 25, 2019

I am so very sorry to hear of the death of Joe Brunner. I last saw him when he and Al came to my house to install a new furnace and air conditioner after ours was damaged in a flood. I had such a fine time talking with Joe about my late father Ben and the work that Joe always did in my parents house. I certainly didn't know him well, but I sure thought very well of him. May his memory always be a blessing.

By Ronna Casar Harris Askin - July 25, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to the Brunner family in your loss of Joe. What a sweet guy he was !

By Suzanne and John Polito and family - July 24, 2019

Brunners, I'm so sorry for the sudden & expected passing of Joe. He was such a great guy and I will miss him very much. I'm in California until Sunday so unfortunately I won't be able to pay my respects In person. But I will certainly reach out to your family after my return. Again, my condolences.

By Carl Buzzeo - July 24, 2019