American Veteran 09

Joseph Ronald Bruecks

January 22, 1942 ~ November 14, 2021 (age 79)


Joseph Ronald Bruecks, age 79, of West Grove, Pennsylvania, passed away on Sunday November 14, 2021 at the home of his daughter.  He was the husband of the late Joanne Elaine Bruecks, who died in 2009 and with whom he shared 45 years of marriage.  Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the only child of the late Joseph S. Bruecks and the late Beatrice Rivel Bruecks.

Joseph graduated from West Catholic For Boys High School and Our Lady of Angels College with a BS in Business. He served our country for six years as an Air Traffic Controller in the Air Force during peacetime.

For over 30 years, he worked for Philadelphia Electric company at Peach Bottom Nuclear Power Plant in Delta, Pa as a supervisor in the Comptroller office. He was a member of Assumption BVM Parish in West Grove where he handled finances, the school bus program, and supermarket fundraising for many years.

He enjoyed home projects, watching the Eagles, reading, accounting, gardening, collecting model trains, throwing darts and shooting pool in the early years, and spending time with his family. 

Survivors include four sons, Michael, Mark and his wife Stacey of West Chester, Brian and his wife Marie of Lincoln University, and John of Coatesville; three daughters; Colleen of West Grove, Karen of Newtown Square, and Kate Parker and her husband Wes of Coatesville, siblings, and thirteen grandchildren, Keira, Zach, Jennifer, Alyssa, Kylee, Tyler, Cameron, Emma, Tristan, Cassandra, Charlotte, Anna, and Claire.   

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:45 AM Friday November 19, 2021 at Assumption BVM Catholic Church, 300 State Road (across from Avon Grove High School) West Grove PA 19390. Friends are invited to visit with Joseph’s family from 9:45-10:45AM before the service. Interment will be held privately in Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon.  Contributions in his memory may be made to Assumption BVM Church 300 State Rd. West Grove, PA 19390. Arrangements are by Matthew J. Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. (484-734-8100) To view his online obituary, please visit

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November 19, 2021

9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
Assumption BVM Catholic Church (West Grove)

Funeral Service
November 19, 2021

10:45 AM
Assumption BVM Catholic Church (West Grove)

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