Obituary of Arthur J. Brahm
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Arthur “Artie” Brahm passed away at home on May 24th, 2022 in Montague, New Jersey surrounded by his family. He was 87 years young. A dedicated family man, he was adored by all who knew him.
Artie was born May 7, 1935 and was raised in Mountainside, New Jersey. He cherished Mountainside with all his heart and was a founding member and chairman of the Mountainside Historic Committee, helping to preserve historical landmarks in town. He was particularly proud of being part of the team that saved the Deacon Andrew Hetfield house from demolition. He is a recipient of the Mabel Young Good Neighbor Award in 1994 for his outstanding leadership and volunteerism in Mountainside. In addition, an annual scholarship is awarded in his name to a deserving 8th grade student. On May 16, 2000, he was bestowed a joint legislative resolution from the state of NJ for “demonstrating exemplary dedication and steadfast commitment to preserving Mountainside’s historical past.” He received a degree in business management at Union county college, and served proudly in the United States army from 1958 to 1960. His post service career was spent working at Bliwise liquor store in Mountainside, where he worked for 40 years while raising his family. Known for his big heart and incredible compassion, he enjoyed helping others and giving treats to his grandchildren, particularly his grandson with severe autism, who he loved beyond comprehension. His qualities as a person can best be summed up from a message written in his 1953 yearbook that stated he was “the nicest guy you’d ever want to meet.”
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Peggy Chattin Brahm, his children, Deborah Brahm and her husband Ray Gruda of Peterborough, NH, Richard Brahm and his wife Lynne of Montague, NJ and David Brahm and his husband Eric Herncane of New Hope, PA, his brother Walter Brahm and his wife Catherine of Bangor, PA and by his beloved grandchildren Spence David Parker, Graham Daniel Parker, Nicholas Richard Brahm, and Tyler Arthur Brahm. He is predeceased by his parents, Arthur C “Curly” Brahm, Doris Gabriel Brahm, his brother Robert and his army buddy, Elvis Presley.
A celebration of life will take place in Montague, NJ at the Montague Grange Hall at 280 River road in Montague, NJ on June 4th at 11:00am and Mountainside, NJ at the Mountainside Community Presbyterian Church at 1459 Deer Path, Mountainside, NJ 07092 on July 30th with a time to be determined.
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