Wayne Michael Brokenshire, 65, of 440 N. Locust St., Mount Carmel, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his family..
He was born Jan. 31, 1952, in Danville, a son of Caroline (Fabrizio) Brokenshire, of Mount Carmel, and the late Walter Brokenshire. On May 5, 1973, in St. Peter's Church, Mount Carmel, he married the former Deborah Mannello who survives.
Wayne was a 1971 graduate of Mount Carmel High School and attended Penn State University. He received a bachelor's degree from Bloomsburg University, a master's degree from Wilkes University, and a master's degree from Scranton University.
He was employed as a math teacher at Shamokin Area High School with 34 years of service, prior to that he was employed in the Cardinal Brennan School District.
Wayne along with Warren Altomare have been the voice of WKMC Red Tornado football for 33 years. He was a football coach for Cardinal Brennan, track and field coach for Shamokin, basketball coach for Holy Spirit and coached his son and grandson in Mount Carmel junior baseball league. He was a humble and kind man who would do anything for anybody. He loved his family and was a devoted son, husband, father, grandfather and friend.
In addition to his wife, Deborah, and mother, Caroline, he is survived by one daughter, Alyssa Lea Klokis, of Mount Carmel; one son, Wayne W. Brokenshire and his wife, Ashley, of Kulpmont; one granddaughter, Abigail Lea Klokis; four grandsons, Jacob Michael Klokis, Jason Walter Klokis, Aidan William-Wayne Brokenshire and Austin James Brokenshire; two brothers, Thomas Brokenshire, of Mount Carmel, and William Brokenshire; and several cousins and loving friends.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Michael Joseph Klokis; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Stella and Orlando James Mannello.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Friday with transferal prayers at 9:45, at the C.J. Lucas Funeral Home Inc., 27 N. Vine St., Mount Carmel. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at Divine Redeemer Church, 300 West Avenue, Mount Carmel, with Father Martin O. Moran III as celebrant.
Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the education fund for Wayne Brokenshire's grandchildren, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, 50 W. Third St., Mount Carmel, PA 17851.
To send condolences to the family, please visit www.cjlucasfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 26, 2017