Thomas I. Braune - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Thomas I. Braune

April 25, 1944 - September 21, 2013

Thomas I. Braune, age 69, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2013.

A native Delawarean, Tom was born in Wilmington on April 25, 1944, son of the late Anna and Leslie Braune. He was a 1962 graduate of Newark High School and would go on to a 25-year career with the Pepsi Corporation. He later worked for US Inspect, a real estate inspection company.
Tom was an avid golfer throughout his life and a loyal fan of the University of Delaware football team. He also greatly enjoyed working in his garden and taking meticulous care of his yard each year. Most of all, he delighted in spending time with his beloved family, especially his precious grandchildren whom he adored.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 49 years, Eileen W. Braune; sons, Andrew Braune (Heather) and Stephen Braune (Maria); brothers, Bob Braune (Rose) and Jeff Braune (Paula); and grandchildren, Katie, Kyle, Ella, Stella, and Lennon.
A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, September 24th, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, where visitation will begin at 10 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.


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  • Name: Pat & Julie Graden
    Message: Eileen,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Tom was a wonderful friend and neighbor and he will truly be missed.
    Sending all our love

    Name: Bob Braune
    Message: Eileen, Andrew and Steven,
    We have all been blessed by being part of a life with a very special man. When I feel sadness and think that I have lost Tom I realize that he will be there in my heart forever. Tom is and forever will be the ultimate role model. We can thank The Lord that Tom has been and forever will be a very special part of our lives. Love brother/uncle Bob

    Name: Karen Powell
    Message: Dear Eileen,

    I am praying for you and wanted to express my heartfelt condolences in your loss.

    Name: Barbara and Val Sargeni
    Message: Eileen, Andrew, Stephen and family: Please accept our condolences for your loss. Quite a few years have passed since seeing Tom but he will be remembered as a gentleman and true family man. He will be remembered in our prayers.

    Name: Paula Lobingier Mekulski
    Message: Dear Eileen:
    So sorry to hear of your loss.
    Val emailed me to let me know. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Warm regards,
    Paula and Ray Mekulski

    Name: Bob and Carolyn Barchi
    Message: Bob and I were first introduced to this witty and charming man over fifteen years ago when our daughter Maria started dating his wonderful son Stephan.
    We have been blessed over the years to have this loving relationship with Tom and Eileen that means the world to us.
    The highlight of the year was during the Christmas season when we all spent the holiday with our children Maria and Stephan and grandchildren Stella and Lennon. It was a special time of the year when we could all be together to give thanks that we are so blessed with such a wonderful family.
    Our memories and times spent with you Tom brings many smiles deep within our hearts. Bob and I want to thank you for brightening up our life with your special loving and caring personality which you have always freely expressed to us. You will always be special person to us and we will miss you deeply.

    Name: Kimberly
    Message: Eileen,
    Dan and I had the pleasure of spending many wonderful moments with the two of you including our wedding day, which will never be forgotten. Although Uncle Tom has passed he will always remain in our hearts. I know and am sure that our little girl would’ve loved him just as much as we did. We hope to still see you often Aunt Eileen. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you love and hugs from afar.
    Kimberly and Daniel

    Name: Kim Bartow
    Message: I had the pleasure of getting to know Tom as part of the WAWA coffee club. He always had a smile, a story and a kind word. He will be missed by the club. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Name: Rosalene p. Braune
    Message: The Braune family suffered a tremendous loss of a wonderful husband, father, grand father and brother. Tom’s humor and kindness will be missed but never forgotten. The memories will last us a lifetime.

    Name: Mike Downey
    Message: With sincere thoughts from the Downey family to your family.

    Name: Al Hausmann
    Message: Stephen, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
    Al and Sharen Hausmann

    Name: Joanne Tate Harmon
    Message: Eileen,Andy,Steve & Family, We have not seen each other for years, however when I saw Tom’s picture in the paper, it brought back so many memories when you were my neighbor in Elmwood. I am sorry to see that Tom has passed. My sincere thoughts are of you & the family. May God give you the strength to carry on. He will be missed, but you have 49 years of sweet memories to cherish. You are in my prayers.

    Your old Neighbors,
    Joanne Tate Harmon, Celeste Tate and Kenny Tate

    Name: Kim Pemberton Zinszer
    Message: Steve
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. It is a very difficult time, I know. Prayers to you and your family.