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John Harris Golbranson Jr.

January 16, 2013
Pine Island Eagle

John Harris Golbranson Jr., 78, of St. James City died on Jan. 7, 2013, in Cape Coral. He was born Sept. 29, 1934, in Brockton, Mass., the oldest son of John Harris and Regina A. (Carlson) Golbranson Sr., now deceased.

A resident of St. James City since 1996, he had been a vice pesident, Corporate Reinsurance for Allendale Mutual Insurance, which later became FM Global Insurance in Johnston, Rhode Island; he was employed there from 1968 to 1995. He was a former member of Fishers of Men Lutheran Church, St. James City.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy Ann (Marquis) Golbranson; his children, John H. (Barbara) Golbranson III of St. Augustine, Fla., Kurt E. Golbranson of Grantham, N.H., Christopher A. Golbranson of Brooklyn, Conn., and Karolyn A. Golbranson-DeVincent of Plainville, Mass.; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Carole J. Zaccone and Marjorie A. Watson.

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John Harris Golbranson Jr.

He was the father of Karen J. Anderson, who died in 2001, and the brother of Carl E. Golbranson, who died in 2011.

Memorial services will be held privately by the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to either the Salvation Army or Coral Trace Nursing Home, patient or employee fund.

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