Obituary of Howard Charles Brayman
Howard Charles Brayman was born on July 25, 1950 in Trenton, MI. He was raised in Southgate, MI, graduated from Southgate High School in 1968 and was an extremely talented member of their golf team. He was also an avid fan of the Detroit Red Wings and would play solo on a self-made ice rink in his backyard in the late 50’s and early 60’s with a Gordie Howe jersey, hockey stick and rubber boots.
He went right into the workforce upon graduation, working at Farmer Jack for many years until landing a job at Central Detroit Warehouse in Melvindale where he worked as an experienced hi-lo driver and union steward until he retired after 30 years in 2006.
Being an only child, his goal was to be the best father he could be. His children were his life. While living in Rockwood, MI, he became a father to Angie in 1978 and to Danny in 1980.
In 1987, Howard met his wife of what would turn out to be nearly 33 years, Cherie, and they married in June of 1988. It was then that Howard also became more than just a stepfather to Cherie’s daughters, Chris and Cindy. They looked to him like a second father and without a doubt, he thought of them as his daughters too.
In 2006, Howard and Cherie retired to Marysville, TN where they enjoyed the warmer weather and scenic mountain views until 2014 when they moved back to Newport, MI to be closer to their children.
In August of 2020, Howard was diagnosed with lung cancer and fought a very brave battle until his passing on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at the age of 70.
Howard was preceded in death by his parents, Ida & Howard and his memory will live on with his wife Cherie, his children Angie (Kellie), Danny, Christina, Cynthia, his grandchildren, Melissa (Dalton), Kayla, Ashlynn, D.J. and his great-grandchildren Liam and Nora.
Friends may gather on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 1:00pm, until a Celebration of His Life at 5:30pm at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the state of Michigan’s mandates, face coverings are required for entry and no food or beverages will be permitted inside the building.
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