Donald A. Brotherson

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Full Name
Donald A. Brotherson

Date of Birth
Thursday, August 13th, 1925

Date of Death
Friday, July 16th, 2021

Obituary/Notice

Donald A. Brotherson age 95, of Millcreek peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving wife of 74 years and family at home on Friday, July 16, 2021.

He was born in Erie on August 13, 1925 a son of the late G. Lynn and Olga Talbert Brotherson.

Donald graduated from Academy High School in 1943 and immediately served active duty during WW II for the United States Navy. He received specialized training at the University of Chicago as a radio operator.  

In his early years, Donald was employed at General Telephone and had several side jobs as a TV Repairman and wedding photographer while completing his undergraduate and Master’s Degrees in Economics at Gannon University. He could also be heard on WJET Radio delivering the daily stock report.  

Donald became the first CFP in Erie and worked as an Investment Planner. He later became the VP Manager of Morgan Stanley and taught Finance courses at Gannon University.

He was a committed and loving family man who was available for anyone at any time and always helped in any way he could. He lived by the creed that with drive and determination you could accomplish anything. His can-do attitude and a zest for life were contagious.

He was a member of the VFW Post #470, Erie Maennerchor Club, Zem-Zem Shrine Club, Danish Club and the Erie Yacht Club where he was an avid boater and loved being on the water. Donald also served as Chairman of the Board for Florence Crittenton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Lynn Brotherson.

He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Audry Natalie Deutsch Brotherson; four children, Donald Lynn Brotherson and  significant other, Angie Guffey, Christine Sue Brotherson, Nancy Arden (Brotherson) Biedrzycki and  husband Hank and Gary Thomas Brotherson and  wife Linda (Dibble); grandchildren, Ellie Heather VanHouten, Andrew Henry Biedrzycki and  wife Lauren, Christopher Gary Biedrzycki, Spencer Donald Biedrzycki and  wife Kelly Lyons, Kristen Brotherson Freedman and  husband Chad, Jaclyn Ann Brotherson and Garrett Don Brotherson and  fiancé Ashley Prischak; two great grandchildren, Sophia Patricia Biedrzycki and Lewis Talbert Freedman; and a brother in law, George Deutsch and wife Mary Fran.

Friends may call at the Burton Quinn Scott Cremation and Funeral Services, Inc. 3801 W. 26th Street on Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and are invited to attend a service there on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. Burial to follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Memorial may be made to UPMC Home Healthcare and Family Hospice 1700 Peach Street, #244, Erie, PA 16501.

Send condolences at www.BurtonQuinnScott.com


Calling Hours

When
Monday, July 19th, 2021 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Address
Burton Quinn Scott Cremation and Funeral Services West Ridge - 3801 W 26th St Erie, PA 16506

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Service Information

When
Tuesday, July 20th, 2021, 1:00 PM

Address
Burton Quinn Scott Cremation and Funeral Services West Ridge - 3801 W 26th St Erie, PA 16506

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Interment

When
Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

Address
Laurel Hill Cemetery - 4523 Love Rd. Erie, Pennsylvania 16506

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