Joseph Brauner, 86, of West Orange died Jan. 10, 2012. He also had resided in Hillside and Livingston. He also maintained a residence in Boynton Beach, Fla.
Mr. Brauner was a self-employed businessman for much of his life.
He was a distinguished member of the United States Army, being honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant.
He is survived by his wife, Alice; his daughter, Renae; his son, Wayne; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held Jan. 12 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center, West Orange.