Alfred James Brysch


   Alfred James Brysch was born in George West, Texas, on Aug. 16, 1931, to Esidor and Cecelia Richter Brysch, and passed away on the morning of April 25, 2013, at the age of 81 years. 
   A lifelong Catholic, Alfred married Dorothy Mae Haag on July 3, 1954, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Austin. Their union was blessed with four children whom Alfred taught by example his strong work ethic. Starting out as a Sailor in the United States Navy, Alfred provided for his family by working on oil rigs, as a truck driver, and farming and ranching. He trained his children to help out early in life. When farming near Staples, neighbors knew if a combine was coming down the road and a driver couldn’t be seen, it was one of Alfred and Dorothy’s kids. He continued to work until his health failed him, but this didn’t stop him from taking an interest in his children’s and grandchildren’s lives, and he was always ready to listen and offer advice.
   Alfred was surrounded by his four children and holding his wife’s hand as he entered the gates of Heaven. He leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Dorothy, whose loving care saw him through cancer, heart attacks, diabetes and stroke. He is survived by his children Ronnie and LaRae Brysch of Luling, Patty Croft of Lakeway, Bob Croft of Victoria, Darrell and Lana Brysch of Yorktown and Sherry and Randy Faulk of Victoria, and his grandchildren, Chad and Alyssa Brysch of New Braunfels; Dustin Croft of Kirvin, Katie and Flip Croft Caderao of Dallas, and Kayla Croft of Los Angeles, Calif.; Corey and Brittany Brysch of Weatherford, Carey and Ted Dugie of Corpus Christi, Casey Brysch of San Marcos, and Caley Brysch of Yorktown; Cullen Faulk and Kelsey Faulk, both of Austin. Alfred was blessed to become a great grandpa to three precious little men, Luke Wade Croft of Kirvin, Logan Jameson Brysch of New Braunfels and Carter James Brysch of Weatherford.
   Alfred was preceded in death by his parents, Esidor and Cecelia Brysch, and his sister, Margaret Brazille, and her husband, Johnny. Alfred is survived by his brother, Robert Brysch of George West, and wife, Mart, as well as sisters, Delores James of Buda, Dorothy LaBonte of Austin, and Susan Clifton, and husband, J.D., of George West. From these siblings, Alfred was blessed with numerous nieces and nephews.
   The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of DeTar Hospital and Hospice of South Texas, especially Dr. Harish Chandna and Dr. Tyson Meyer. A special thank you is extended to Mrs. JoAnn Jaeger as well, for faithfully sharing the Eucharist with Alfred on Sundays.
   Visitation was held from 1-8 p.m. with family receiving friends from 5-8 p.m. and a rosary being said at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 at Finch Funeral Chapel. Funeral mass will be at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 29 at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
   Pallbearers are Alfred’s grandsons, Chad Brysch, Dustin Croft, Corey Brysch and Cullen Faulk, and grandsons-in-law, Ted Dugie and Flip Croft Caderao. Honorary pallbearers include Alfred’s granddaughters, his great grandsons, and close friends Raymond Gilley, Bill Cope, Joe Sorrells and Tony Corpus.
   Alfred’s presence will be missed, but his family is comforted to know he is at peace.
   Donations may be made in Alfred’s honor to the Yorktown EMS or Holy Cross Church.
   You are invited to sign the online guestbook at
   Arrangements entrusted to Finch Funeral Chapel–Yorktown, 361-564-2277.
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