Jerome Donald Brace, Jr.

(FL/Albion)  J. Donald Brace, Jr. age 85 died August 19, 2019 following a short but courageous battle with cancer.  He was born July 7, 1934 a son of J. Donald and Helen (Clark) Brace, Sr.

Don served in the US Army 1955-1957.  He worked at Lipton Tea Co. for 26 ½ years until they closed and then worked for Leroy Industries until his retirement and after went to the Canal Corp. until moving to Bradenton, FL.  He played football for the Medina Mac’s, coached little league, had a rural paper route and was a member of the Albion Fire Department.  Don was also into politics for 19 years and was a trustee for the Village of Albion, and then served as Mayor for the Village.  He also served as Councilman for the Town of Albion and then, as Town Supervisor. 

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his daughter Deborah Brace; brother James Brace and sister Carol McGaffick.  He is survived by his loving wife Laura (Dix); son J. Donald (Judy) Brace III; daughters Connie (Ronald) Ebbs, Laurie (Andrew) VanHouten; grandchildren Jennifer Gonzalez, Jason Ebbs, Marc Grimm, Julie & Randy VanHouten, Tresia & Sarah Brace; great grandchildren Bailey Gonzalez, Pyper Drake & Hannah Ebbs.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 W. Ave. Albion on Saturday August 31st 11:00am-2:00pm where his Memorial Service will follow at 2:00pm.  Burial with Military Honors will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411.