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Grand Rapids – Judson McDonald Brake III “Mac”, age 75, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, December 27th while at his home. Mac will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Mac is survived by his loving wife, Joan Kline. Also surviving are four children: Don (Margaret) Brake, Kimberly (Bob) Stephenson, Deanna Brake, & Debbie Brake. He also leaves six grandchildren: Shayne Brake, Cassie Stephenson, Madeleine Brake, Colin Brake, Claire Brake, and Timothy Judson Hubley. In addition, he is survived by his two sisters, Nanci (Don) Chasteen and Paula Chapman as well as several well loved nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Born (August 4th 1939) and raised in West Virginia, Mac was the son of Judson McDonald Jr. and Evelyn (Golden) Brake.

Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Mac’s life which will be held at 1449 68th St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508 on Thursday, January 1st at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift to Spectrum Hospice.

Honoring his wishes, cremation will take place. Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Allie Klink on January 6, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    My fondest memories of Mr. Mac are from when I was a kid. I always wanted to be a writer and whenever I wrote a story, I’d send it to Mr. Mac. He loved to read them and almost every Sunday he asked when I’d have a new one for him. Though I ultimately stopped writing, I love thinking back to how he encouraged me to pursue my childhood passions.

    Mac’s kindness will forever be in our memories and our hearts.

  2. Don Brake on January 18, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Joan, I know where dad now lives and believe he knows our sorrow at his homecoming. Please know we are here for you and look forward to celebrating dad’s life and legacy with you in WV next month. You are in our prayers and thoughts!

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