Kenneth Howard Brace

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Kenneth Howard Brace

January 25, 1933 - January 06, 2019

Kenneth Howard Brace Dr. Kenneth H. Brace, age 85, of Lake Rd. W., died at his residence on January 6, 2019. He was born on January 25, 1933 in Ashtabula, Ohio, the son of Burt & Laura (Forbes) Brace.
He made his career as a family physician for nearly 40 years before his retirement in 1997. He received his bachelors and M.D. degrees from Ohio State University. He enjoyed spending time in his vegetable garden, collecting Ashtabula Harbor history memorabilia, and reading.
He is survived by his children, Michael H. (Cecilia) Brace of Newbury, OH, Karen (Greg) Plavcan of Danville, KY, Arthur D. (Carmen Brun) Brace of Belmont, CA; grandchildren, Kyle M. Plavcan of Orlando, FL and Justin E. Plavcan of Jacksonville, FL.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Patricia Brace in 2014, and sister Eleanor Brace.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, January 14, 2019 at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd., Ashtabula from 5:00-7:00 P. M. In lieu of flowers, for those wishing to make a memorial contribution, please do so to a charity of choice.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 11:00 A. M. at Saybrook Cemetery.
The Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and staff are honored to serve the Kenneth H. Brace family. Full obituary, condolence expressions or to light a candle can be found at
Published on January 9, 2019
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Jan Wasylenki Ritter
Feb 27, 2019
My heartfelt condolences on the passing of your father. He was a very good physician, and he was a great friend to my father. They shared interests in things like medicine and gardening (your dad was evidently quite the gardener!)

I only got to know Dr. Brace in his later years, but I am so glad I did. He was clever, sincere, charming, and he made me laugh with some excellent wry humor. I am so glad he and my father were friends.
Evelyn Freeman
Jan 17, 2019
It is with deep sorrow to hear the passing of this great doctor. No words can express the lose. What humor he had in his doctors office or at the hospital. No matter what you felt like he had that BED side manner to make you laugh and you felt better in some way. Our family started seeing him in 1964 until he retired. In fact one of the nurses who worked for him was related to us. It was always with great joy and admiration to be involved with the staff and of course having Dr.Brace walk into examining room and greet you with a little smirk, a funny remark and his famous thing of giving you a sucker. He just was so down to earth and made you feel that he really cared. He just made... you feel at ease. He was one special human being and a great doctor which you don't find days. A great lose to the community. Our family will cherish the many visits to see him and the great care that he gave us. Just a wonderful man. We are so blessed to have had as our physician.. Our sincere sympathy to his family. He will be missed.Read more
Robert L. Wuorinen
Jan 15, 2019
So sorry to learn of Dr. Brace's passing. He was a really great doctor and seeing him at his office it was like talking to a friend. My kids always loved Trick or Treating at the Brace house. Thank you Dr. Brace and may you Rest In Peace.
Debbie (Goodman) Shifrin
Jan 14, 2019
Dr. Brace was a really special physician. My family began seeing him the moment he came back to Ashtabula and continued until his retirement. No matter how sick we were, he was able to get us to laugh. He will be missed by so many. Art, Karen, and Michael, may you be comforted by your memories.
Jeannyn Ulrich
Jan 13, 2019
Dr. Brace, was my physician since I was 3 years old until his retirement. He was also my daughter's physician.
Dr. Brace, was absolutely wonderful! He made a huge impact on my life.
I'm so sorry for your loss of this terrific man. He will be missed by so many.
Robin Robinson
Jan 12, 2019
This message is from Esther Robinson and Robin Robinson and family we would like to say that doctor brace was an awesome doctor he was so good to all of us we loved him we're so sorry for his loss to the family and friends.
Francell Dobos (Petros)
Jan 11, 2019
Dr. Brace was a wonderful person. He took care of our whole family for many years. He was also a very good friend of my father’s. They loved to play pool and were always joking around. He will be missed by all of us.
Tammy Bunch
Jan 11, 2019
What a tremendous loss. Dr. Brace was not only an amazing Dr. but a wonderful person. I saw him, my Pediatrician, until he retired and I was in my 30's :). I couldn't have imagined going to any other Dr. until I was forced to upon his retirement. My Grandmother was his nurse for many years and always had nothing but wonderful things to say about him! RIP Dr. Brace!
Brenda Loudermilk Sochia
Jan 10, 2019
My deepest sympathies! I have nothing but fond memories of Dr. Ken Brace. He not only took care of me from childhood to adult. He also cared for my children as babies. He was a great and caring individual. He will be truly missed. Again, my deepest condolences.
Helen L Westfall
Jan 10, 2019
Doctor Brace was my family doctor many years ago and he was a doctor that always would make time to listen to his patients. I saw him a year a two ago and he still remembered me which made me feel good. He was also smiling and friendly to you whether you were in his office or on the streets of Ashtabula. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Helen L Westfall, Tucson Arizona
Kathy Sharpe (Stewart)
Jan 10, 2019
Dr. Brace was amazing! He was our family doctor for years, in fact Dr. Brace delivered me! He was my Mom's birthday buddy and a wonderful friend to our family. My father and Dr. Brace joked at Christmas time about how they had a bet double or nothing to pay the bill for my delivery. When I worked the medical staff office he stopped in to check on me at least once a week. He is loved so very much and will be missed.
Our deepest sympathies,
Kathy Sharpe (Stewart)
Addie & Don Stewart
Sharon (Brace) Imes
Jan 10, 2019
It's with a heavy heart that I write this. Dr. Brace was an asset to the community and to our wonderful family.
I remember my boys actually enjoying going to see Dr. Brace and getting a toy of their choice after their appointments.
I thank GOD everyday for Dr. Brace, as he saved my sons life and mine, also.
Here's to his journey to heaven to reap the blessings and rewards he so justly deserves.
Paulette Caruso
Jan 10, 2019
Awe I just loved Dr. Brace! He was a character practicing medicine with a sense of humor. When you're a young child, you don't want to go to the doctor. Dr. Brace made it fun to go see him. At the end of your visit, you always got to choose a toy. He was the best! In recent years, I always spoke to him whenever I saw him and he still had his sense of humor. My deepest sympathies.
Patricia Orlando Allan
Jan 10, 2019
My prayers and heartfelt wishes to the children, grandchildren and family of this wonderful doctor and hero to our family. From the time he was a high school friend of our neighbors, the Koski family, I remember hearing the laughter and animated conversation between Chuck Koski and Kenny Brace on the front porch of Chuck's homestead....we lived next door and were inspired by their energy and humor. Later, Doctor Brace kept my father and mother healthy and our family happy. He visited my husband and I at our home to care for our newly born son, Tim, who had become very ill. He saved our baby's life that day. Counsel, treatment, hope and a better life were the gifts he gave to all of us ...and now we pray that he receives the rewards due for his goodness and the practice of healing.Read more
David L Lesperance
Jan 09, 2019
Mike,Karen and Art, Sorry for your loss. Your Dad and I shared a lot of laughs together in high school. He had a great sense of humor. Our thoughts are with you. Dave and Sharon Lesperance