Joseph F. Braden

Joseph F. Braden, 74, formerly of Allentown and New Jersey died Friday, July 20, 2018 in The Gardens for Memory Care at Easton. Born in Jersey City, NJ, he was the son of the late Edward and Kathleen (Howley) Braden. An Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, Joseph was a cook during his military service. He had worked as a water technician for the Jersey City Water Company. He enjoyed cooking and loved photography. A counselor and mentor for AA, Joseph lived to help others try to stay sober.

Survivors: Sisters, Maureen Wheeler of Erda, UT, Denise Thomas of Ramona, CA, Susan Schmenger of Ravensdale, WA and Donna Zawistowski of New Berlin, WI. He was predeceased by siblings, Wayne and Karen.

Memorial Service 10:00AM Friday in the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th & Hamilton Sts., Allentown. Call 9:30 to 10:00AM Friday in the funeral home.

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