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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Kevin George Braden
November 12, 1948 - February 14, 2023

Public Events and Locations

Visitation - Saturday, March 11, 2023, 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Wetzel and Son, Rockledge
Memorial Service - Saturday, March 11, 2023, 11:00 AM at Wetzel and Son, Rockledge
Military Honors - Saturday, March 11, 2023, 11:15 AM at Wetzel and Son, Rockledge


Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-663-8550 - Map
Clergy - St. Cecilia Church - 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111 - 215-725-1240 - Map
Family Florist - Kremp Florist - 220 Davisville Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 - 215-657-6700 - Map
Donation - Independence Youth Cycling - 203 Heacock Lane, Wyncote, PA 19095 - 215-690-1298 - Map

Kevin George Braden of Oreland, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at Jeanes Hospital. He was 74 years old. Kevin was born November 12, 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late George Martin Braden and the late Florence Delores Braden (nee - Clark). He is the father of Matthew G. Braden and his wife Lori and Susan E. Abromaitis and her husband Dave; grandfather of Gabrielle, Alex, and Piper; brother of Denise Braden and the late John Braden and his wife the late Charlotte. Kevin is also survived by his nieces and nephew and their families.

Kevin grew up in Northeast Philadelphia and graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School. He proudly served in the United States Navy from November of 1967 until his honorable discharge in September of 1973 having attained the rank of Interior Communications Electrician third class. He served on the USS Borie (DD-704) and the USS Charles S. Sperry (DD-697). He was recognized with a Vietnam Service Medal and a National Defense Service Medal. After his stint in the Navy, Kevin worked for the Philadelphia Electric Company (PECO) and attended night school to earn his degree from LaSalle University. He retired after 30 years of PECO service in 2003. Kevin loved spending time with his grandchildren, especially cheering them on from the sidelines of their sporting events. He enjoyed listening to Phillies games, perfecting his painting techniques and going to Rosemary Road beach in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey.

Relatives and friends were invited to his visitation on Saturday, March 11, 2023 from 10:00 A.M. and memorial service at 11:00 A.M. Military honors rendered by the United States Navy took place at 11:15 A.M. at Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046.

Religious services were conducted by Deacon Pat Diamond from St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Independence Youth Cycling, 203 Heacock Lane, Wyncote, PA 19095 .

Family flowers arranged by Kremp Florist 215-657-6700.

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