Robert Blaser "The Broz" Brosnahan


Robert Blaser “The Broz” Brosnahan, 79 of Washington formerly of Knox, Pennsylvania died Monday-May 29, 2017 in the Washington Hospital after a brief illness.  He was born June 8, 1937 in Grove City the son of the late Robert C. & Kathryn Blaser Brosnahan.  Mr. Brosnahan was a graduate of Keystone High School in Knox, Pennsylvania, Clarion University & Duquesne University with a Master’s Degree.  He was a Curriculum Leader & English Instructor at Upper St. Clair High School for 42 years until his retirement.  After his retirement he taught at Chatham University & Allegheny County Community College. He also served in Washington in the Reserves.  Mr. Brosnahan and his family lived in Bethel Park from 1965 until 1998 at which time they moved to Washington.  He enjoyed reading, traveling, volunteering at Washington Hospital where he served on the Auxiliary Board, was a member of the Friends Book Club for 20 years & was also on the Board at the Village on the Green.  Mr. Brosnahan was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church where he served on the Education Committee and served as a Eucharist Minister.  He also served as a Eucharist Minister at St. Thomas Moore.  Mr. Brosnahan was indeed a family man.  Nothing made him happier than his time spent with his wife, children & family and his 9 grandchildren. They were the love of his life. 

On December 28, 1963 he married Carol K. Kopenshek Brosnahan who survives.  Also surviving is a son; Sean (Julianne) Brosnahan of Washington, 2 daughters; Kelly (Jason) Rosenbaum of Washington & Molly (Jason) Carney of Franklin Park, 9 grandchildren; Caitlin Brosnahan, Sarah Rosenbaum, Jakob Locante, Shane Brosnahan, John Rosenbaum, Grace Rosenbaum, Trevor Carney, Benjamin Carney & William Carney. 

Friends will be received on Friday-June 2, 2017 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson at E. Katherine Avenues, Washington, S. Timothy Warco, supervisor/director, Susan Falvo Warco, director, S. Timothy Warco II, director.  A prayer service will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday-June 3, 2017 in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.   Memorial contributions can be made to the Washington Hospital Foundation, 155 Wilson Ave. Washington Pa. 15301.  Online condolences may be expressed at