Emil "Moe" Brunazzi, Jr., 95, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 26, 2018. He was born November 22, 1922 in Blythedale and was the son of the late Emil Brunazzi, Sr. and Narcissa Morpanini Brunazzi. He was the husband of 65 years to the late Elizabeth Marie "Betty" Hamadock Brunazzi. Moe graduated from Sewickley Township High School in Herminie in 1942 and went on to work as a milkman for Menzie Dairy in McKeesport and delivered milk in the Pittsburgh area for 27 years. He also worked at his parent's farm in Irwin. After his retirement from Menzie Dairy, he was employed by Walter Schmitt and Associates in West Newton. Emil loved his children and grandchildren, to garden, watch the deer, turkeys and squirrels in his back yard, planting flowers, crossword puzzles and to go fishing in Potter County with his son-in-law, Ray Homa. Emil was a member of the Shelocta Sportsman's Club. He is survived by 3 generations of family including his five children, whom he loved very much, Sharon A. (Ray) Luzier of Elizabeth Township, Terry (Jane) Brunazzi, Sr. of Belle Vernon, Barbara (Ray) Homa of Indiana, Gary (and friend, Linda) Brunazzi and Emil Brunazzi III of Irwin, four grandchildren, Laurie Luzier (Rob) Salvio of Smithton, Raymond (Aspen) Luzier Jr. of Franklin, TN, Terry (Trisha) Brunazzi Jr. of Greensburg and Jessica (David) Brunazzi McDermott of Philadelphia, six great-grandchildren, Nico, Mayla and Talia Brunazzi, Hudson Ray and Beck Jagger Luzier and Josephine Jane McDermott (and another great-granddaughter on the way), a sister, Joy B. DeClaudio of Irwin, many nieces, nephews and cousins and good friend Debbie Raymer of Galeton.
In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by his 2 brothers, Art and Richard Brunazzi. Friends are welcome Friday, March 30, 2018 from 3-8 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel immediately following visitation at 8:00 pm. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com