Passing of Oscar W. Brauer, Class of 1957
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Posted by: Michael Graziano
Oscar W. Brauer, Class of 1957, passed away on March 20th at the age of 74. Brauer was born in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, June 23, 1939, to Oskar and Ida Brauer. He was the oldest of four children. He attended St. Francis Prep when it was located on North 6thstreet and became a student pilot in the Blue Angels Squadron that flew out of Floyd Bennett Field. Oscar enjoyed Brooklyn baseball and converted to a Mets fan after the Dodgers left the city. He fell in love with a beautiful German girl and they married in 1962. They bought a home and settled down in Jamaica Queens to raise their family.
He was a police officer and later changed careers and made a living in New York's garment district for the next 20 years. As a Police officer, he never fired his weapon but was proud to help deliver 2 babies on two separate occasions. He ended his working career as a logistics manager for the FAA at JFK airport.
Mr. Brauer is survived by his wife, Renate; sons, Bruce (Jeanne-Marie), Kyle; daughter, Kristina (Jeffrey) Barrett; three grandchildren; brother, Bryan Brauer of Sayville, N.Y.; sister, Barbara Kehrley of Leicester, N.C.
Please keep Oscar and his family in your prayers.