James Bracelin

Obituary of James Patrick Bracelin

James "Pat" Patrick Bracelin, 85, Spring City

Pat  Bracelin, 85, widow of the late Loretta Bracelin, passed away Thursday September 24, 2020 in the Seasons Hospice.

He was born July 19, 1935 in Phoenixville to the late Thomas Bracelin and the late Anna (Hoffman) Thomas died when James was only 18 months old and his valiant mother raised Pat and his three siblings on her own.   Growing up in Port Providence, PA, Pat’s life revolved around sports, playing and watching sports.  It was even a running joke in the family that he missed his children’s births because of the love of the team. A graduate of Phoenixville High School, Pat was named “Phoenixville Athlete of the year” in 1952. The newspapers raved about the “Bracelin Boys in the Backfield.” 

He married Loretta (Gable) Bracelin in June 19, 1955 and had two adoring children, Jim and Terri.  Pat life’s goal was to love his wife and children.  He had a reputation of working hard and going above and beyond what was expected of him.  Pat enjoyed and spent many years at Synthane Taylor Corporation.  When they closed, he spent his remaining working career at Graco Manufacturing. 

After retirement, puttering around in his “special place”, his shed, was a favorite past time.  His hands had to be busy.  He was an avid Bow and Rifle hunter.

Pat leaves behind, son:  Jim Bracelin, Jr. (Terry) of Spring City, daughter, Terri Reider (Brett) of Womelsdorf; brother:  Tom Bracelin;

Eight grandchildren: 

Jamie Lynn Faith (Dave), Monica Renee Goins (Jesse), Brett Joseph Reider, Jr. (Amanda), Melissa Leigh Griffith (Anthony), Pat Bracelin (Mary), Amanda Joy Lartey (Lawrence), Cash Emmanuel Reider and Eric James Reider

Twelve great grandchildren:  Rylie, Maya Keira, Cailyn, Carson, Tristan, Aiden, Gavin, Layla, Amari, Anna, Adria, and Nate.

He is predeceased by his two siblings:  Jeanette Daywalt and George Bracelin; Granddaughter:  Erin Lynn Reider and Great Grandson Joseph Goins

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday September 30, 2020 in Valley Forge Baptist Temple, 616 S. Trappe Road, Collegeville with Rev.  Scott Wendal officiating.

Visitation with friends and family will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Wednesday, September 30 prior to the service at Valley Forge Baptist Temple.

 Burial will be immediately following in the Vincent Mennonite Cemetery.

 In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Silent Word Ministries - https://silentword.org/donate/  or   P.O. Box 889 Trenton, GA 30752.

Online condolences  can be made  at www.sgsfuneralhome.com. All arrangements are being handled by Shalkop, Grace & Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. Spring City, PA.

 

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Wednesday
30
September

Visitation with friends and family

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Valley Forge Baptist Temple
616 S. Trappe Road
Collegeville, Pennsylvania, United States
610-948-8100
Wednesday
30
September

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Valley Forge Baptist Temple
616 S. Trappe Road
Collegeville, Pennsylvania, United States
610-948-8100

Burial

Vincent Mennonite Cemetery
39 Seven Stars Road
Spring City, Pennsylvania, United States
(610) 948-6130
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