Elaine D. Brachman, 79, of Seneca Street, Tuscarora, PA died on Saturday, August 25, 2018 in Coaldale, PA. She was the wife of the late Charles H. Brachman who died in 2007. Born on March 30 in Slatington, PA, 1939 Elaine was a daughter of the late William and Dorothy (nee Williams) Sterner. A seamstress, she retired from the former Morgan Kitting Mills in Hometown, PA and previously had been employed at Tuscarora Sportswear. Elaine loved animals and working in her garden. She is survived by son, Charles Brachman, Jr. of Tuscarora; daughters, Crystal and her life partner Jeffery Miller of Tuscarora and Lorraine Kauterman and her husband John of Hamburg, PA; grandchildren, Derek Hodon, Fallyn Brachman, Michelle Kauterman, John Kauterman, Jr., and Shane Miller; great grandson, Chase Serfass; sister, Margaret Vilchek of Tuscarora; brothers, Owen Martin of Barnesville, PA and Thomas Martin of Tamaqua; and several nieces and nephews. Elaine was predeceased by grandson Brandon Hodon in 2004; sister, Alice Langdon; and brother, William Sterner, Jr. Services will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, August 29 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua, Pa with The Rev. Fred T. Crawford officiating. Interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery, 503 West Broad Street, Tamaqua will follow. Call from 10-11 AM on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials in her name may be made to the Hillside SPCA, 51 SPCA Road, PO Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901. Online condolences may be made at www.zgfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Tamaqua.
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