Vincent Paul Brust

Vincent Paul Brust, 96, died on April 29th 2013 in the house in which he was born on Harrison Avenue, Scranton, Pa. on November 13, 1916.  His wife of 67 years is Ruth Saunders Brust.

His parents built the house in 1899 where, Vince, the 8th of 8 children, was born. He had made it clear in his later years that his final wish was to be able to die in his own home, the place of his birth and his home for the vast majority of his life. Vince married his surviving wife Ruth in 1946 and raised their four children in his cherished home. 

He met and married his wife in Washington, D.C., while in service in the Navy. After completing his service, he accepted a position with Sears Roebuck, Inc. as an electronics technician, where he worked for 32 years. After retirement, he traveled extensively with his wife, including trips to China, Egypt and Russia.

He will be forever remembered as a man whose adherences to his values are an inspiration to all who knew him, and to which we can only aspire. 

The family would like to thank the Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the wonderful care and compassion they provided for Vince and his family.

In addition to his wife, Vince is survived by his children Elaine Legate and Suzanne Woodyatt, both of Scranton;  Vincent Jr. of Olyphant and James of San Francisco;  his 7 grandchildren Joe Liberatore, Jr., Michele Legate-Kastreva, Mark Woodyatt, Holly Legate, Heather Finnerty all of Scranton and Benji and Danny Brust of Olyphant.

He was preceded in death by his seven siblings.

All who are attending the funeral are invited to go directly to the church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10:30am by the Most Reverend James C. Timlin, D.D. Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Scranton in the Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave. Scranton.

Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8pm in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton.

Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.

The family encourages memorial contributions be made to the Immaculate Conception Church Building Fund 801 Taylor Ave. Scranton 18510.

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  1. Gerry Oakes Loveless

    Vince, Paula, Suzie,
    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers with you and your families.
    Gerry Loveless

  2. Kevin Manning

    Vince and Paula sorry to hear your loss always thinking about you.My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

  3. Eloise Dwyer

    I am sorry for the loss of your father. I hope that loving memories will help to ease the pain of his passing. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. I will keep you and himi in my prayers.

  4. Fran Calpin

    Our hearfelt condolences to the Brust and Legate families and all other loved ones of Vincent Paul Brust. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Fran, Beth, Tommy and Terri Calpin

  5. Mari Nallin Thomas

    My thoughts are with you Jamie and to all of the Brust family.


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