Elton “Red” Brace, 86, of Dallas, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 28, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Dallas, he was the son of the late Bert and Gladys Dymond Brace and was a graduate of Westmoreland High School.
Red retired as sales manager with Die-A-Matic Inc. and also worked manufacturing and other sales jobs.
Red had served his country honorably with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
He was a member of Shavertown United Methodist Church, the Back Mountain Men’s Ecumenical Group, a life member of George M. Dallas Masonic Lodge 531 F&AM, Bloomsburg Consistory, Irem Shrine, Legion of Honor at Irem and Republican committeeman in Franklin Twp., and Daddow Isaacs American Legion Post 672, Dallas.
He was the consummate gentleman, a devoted family man, a special friend to all who knew him, and always approached life with wit and a smile.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life and his best friend, his wife, the former Janice L. Houser; brothers, Kenneth and his wife, Emily, and James and his wife, Kaye Brace; sisters, Beulah and her husband, Donald Corey, Alice and her husband, Earl Brown and Louise and her husband, George Hess; and his companion, Pauline Roth.
Surviving are his daughters, Ruth Visintainer and her husband, Louis, and Karen Hodle and her husband, Richard; son, Bert Brace and his wife, Holly; along with the apples of his eye, his grandchildren, Benjamin Brace and Taylor Hodle, sister, Barbara and her husband, Henry Evans; and many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation for the constant phone calls, visits, cards and prayers from all of his friends and extended family.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Shavertown United Methodist Church.
Friends may call at Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Interment will be in Fern Knoll Burial Park, Dallas, with military honors.
George M. Dallas Masonic Lodge 531 and Daddow Isaacs Post 672 American Legion will conduct services Thursday evening.