Wilbur E. "Wibbs" Brokenshire, age 95, of Mahanoy City and most recently a resident of Providence Place, passed away Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital Schuylkill East Norwegian Street in Pottsville. Born in Mahanoy City he was a son of the late George and Elva (Tregea) Brokenshire Sr.. He was a 1944 graduate of Mahanoy City High School. He was a United States Army Veteran of W.W.II . He was a corporal in the Service Battery 7th Field Artillery Battalion and was a parts man. His unit was one of the first of the groups to occupy Germany.
Upon completion his tour of duty he returned home to work in the local mines to help in supporting his family. He then went on to work as a carrier for the Mahanoy City Post Office, a job he enjoyed tremendously. Always with a smile, he knew everyone on his route and everyone knew him. He retired after 24 year of service. He was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church and the Humane Fire Company in Mahanoy City. He loved watching the Phillies and especially the Eagles. He was an avid reader and studied his Bible daily without fail. He enjoyed all dogs, especially Beagles. He was preceded in death by brothers Walter, Jerry, George, John, Allen and Ralph and a sister Elva Mae. He is survived by one brother James of Frackville, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral on Thursday morning at 11 AM from the First United Methodist Church in Mahanoy City. Interment with military honors will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery in Mahanoy Township. Friends may call at the church on Thursday morning beginning at 9:30 AM. Contributions in his name to the First United Methodist Church, 400 E. Mahanoy Ave., Mahanoy City, PA 17948 would be appreciated by the family. David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Please visit www.jarrettfuneralhome.com for more information.
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