Barbara Schonbachler Brawley, 84, supported the Virginia Horticultural Foundation

Barbara Schonbachler Brawley
Barbara Schonbachler Brawley

Barbara Schonbachler Brawley, 84, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. She was born May 18, 1934, in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Joseph and Marion Schonbachler.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, retired U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. James William Brawley Jr. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Kathleen Brawley Cormier (Michael), Judith Brawley Glass Hatmaker (Tom), James William Brawley III (Suzann), Jeffrey David Brawley (Carrie), Anne Brawley Gustin (Ron), Douglas Andrew Brawley (Yvonne), Michael Paul Brawley,;as well as brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She and her family retired to Virginia Beach in 1979 after serving in many locations with the U.S. Coast Guard. She was a member of the Church of the Holy Family, Virginia Beach. Involvements there included numerous committees and service projects as well as being a Eucharistic minister. Other community involvements included Virginia Horticultural Foundation, Virginia Master Gardener, Virginia Herb Society and Meals on Wheels.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Rd Chapel. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Church of the Holy Family.

Share online condolences with the family at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.

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