Kurt Emil Braun

January 20, 1940 ~ May 2, 2022 (age 82)


Kurt Emil Braun, 82, mostly recently of Houston, Texas but otherwise a life-long Pennsylvanian, passed away peacefully on May 2, 2022, after stubbornly battling many long illnesses.  He was surrounded by his wife, sons, daughter-in-law, and granddaughters.     

An only child of German immigrants, Kurt grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania and served proudly as a M.P. in the United States Army from 1959-1961.  He was stationed in Baumholder, Germany as part of the 382nd Military Police Battalion.

Kurt had a distinguished 50-year career as a law enforcement officer after his discharge from the army.  Kurt served as a patrol officer for Quakertown, PA and Patton Township, PA, and later served as Chief of Police for Tyrone, PA, Washington Township, PA, and Millersburg, PA.  Kurt also taught for many years as a law enforcement instructor for the Institute of Law Enforcement Education and for the Traffic Institute of Police Safety.  He was an alumni of Alvernia College in Pennsylvania.

Kurt is survived by his wife of 40 years, Melissa; his three sons, Kurt, Kyle, and Darren; his daughters-in-law, Linda and Anjali; his four grandchildren whom he loved very much, Matthew, Angela, Kavya, and Divya; his cousin, Elizabeth, and her husband Heinz; his many nephews and only niece; and his dog Lambert.

Kurt is preceded in death by his parents, Wilhelm and Katharina Braun. 

Kurt and his family would like to extend their dear appreciation to the nurses and physicians of Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston, Texas, who helped him so often in the past year, and particularly Dr. Vishal Demla, who cared for Kurt like his own father and provided great comfort to his family when the end approached.  Kurt would also like to thank his niece, Mandy, and her husband, Greg, who helped him immensely before, during, and after his move to Houston, as did many other of his family and friends in Pennsylvania.  Their help and love will never be forgotten. 

A ceremony will be held in the future in Houston and Pennsylvania for family and friends. 

Kurt will be remembered always for his love, his devotion, his never-ending optimism, his handiness, his stubborness, how immensely proud he was of his sons and grandchildren, his love of food, and his frequent use of zany, old-fashioned sayings.  He will be missed! 


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