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John A. Brunell, 68, of Springfield [OBITUARY]

John A. Brunell, 68, of Springfield Township, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013.

John A. Brunell, 68, of Springfield Township, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at his residence. He was the husband of Rose Marie M. (Torkos) Brunell. He was born in Fountain Hill on Dec. 15, 1944 to the late John H. and Dorothy C. (Arnold) Brunell. John served our country faithfully in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a bath maker at Fibermark, Quakertown for many years. 


In addition to his loving wife of 48 years; son: Scott David of Hellertown; siblings: Nancy N. Ito of Fairfax, Va., Anthony J. and his wife Rita of Coopersburg; grandchildren: Ashlee, the love of John's life, and Levi Wilkins. He was predeceased by brother Douglas G. 


The service will be private. Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at www.heintzelmancares.com. Arrangements are by the Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., Hellertown. 


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lehigh Valley Hospice and/or the American Cancer Society.

Joe DiDonato March 06, 2013 at 07:35 PM
This is a dear John letter I wish I didn't have to write. John Brunell was a mentor to me, a big brother and father figure at times. He taught me about hunting when I was a young teenager and I still remember the great times and cherish the memories of being afield with John. I will always be thankful for the kind hospitality and friendship of John and Rosie. You know how some things one learns stick with you all your life? Well there is hardly a deer season goes by when I don't think of things John taught me. Ironically, I am home visiting my dad this week and thought I'd stop to see John and Rosie. When I googled their address, I was shocked to read an obituary. Sorry I didn't get to see my old friend one more time but I will carry him with me each hunting season. Rest well John. My best to you Rosie. Joey DiDonato


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