Michael Dennis Braverman

February 13, 1947 - April 02, 2021


Obituary For Michael Dennis Braverman

For the YouTube live stream, please go to Renaissance Funeral Home YouTube Page

Michael “Mickey” D. Braverman, 74, died peacefully with his wife and 3 children by his side, at the Transitions LifeCare hospice care facility in Raleigh, NC, on Friday, April 2, 2021. Mickey succumbed to duodenum cancer after wrestling with it for a year and a half. After starting Hospice in January, Mickey got a renewed ability to eat, and while being mostly pain free, he enjoyed his last few months doing what he liked most, eating all his favorite foods from all his favorite restaurants.

Mickey was born in Cincinnati, February 13, 1947, the son of Sidney and Anne Braverman, graduated from Woodward High School (Cincinnati) and went to The Ohio State University before joining the Navy and serving on the Intrepid in the Vietnam war.

Mickey stayed in touch with his friends from Woodward High School and always looked forward to their reunions. He moved to Cleveland and married his first wife, Wendy (Maxson), had two wonderful children, Kevin and Lisa, and was in the printing sales business. In 1991, Mickey married Gwen (Bullock), had their daughter Sydney while living in University Heights, later then moving to Chagrin Falls, OH before relocating to Raleigh, NC in 2015 for Gwen’s work. Mickey was so proud of Sydney and her pursuit of becoming a lawyer and wanted more than anything to see her graduate in 2022.

Mickey and Gwen were looking forward to travelling after Gwen’s retirement this year and to their 30th wedding anniversary celebration later this year. He loved the ocean, cruises, travelling, cooking and was a grill-master! He loved spending time with his family, friends, and trying out new beers and bourbons, as well as finding the best eateries around. He made wonderful friends at the Raleigh Soup Kitchen and enjoyed spending time with his neighbors and friends. Anyone that knew Mickey, knows that he was forever grateful to his surgeon, Dr. Garth Herbert, at Duke Raleigh, and to their subsequent developing friendship.

Mickey is survived by his wife, Gwen Braverman of Raleigh, NC; children, Kevin (Angie) Braverman of Chicago, IL, Lisa (Nick) Berardinelli of Chesterland, OH, and Sydney Braverman of Columbus, OH; grandchildren, Leah and Nicolas Berardinelli of Chesterland, OH and Taegan and Camryn Braverman of Chicago, IL; mother-in-law, Ruth Bullock of Aurora, OH; siblings, Julius (Cathy) Braverman of Milford, OH and Barbara (Edward) Spievack of Stuart, FL; siblings-in-law, Bill (Lyn) Bullock of Chagrin Falls OH, Leslie (Dennis) Honberger of Southington, OH, and Wes (Paige) Bullock of Uniontown, OH; as well as nieces and nephews on both sides of the family. And finally, his best dog “Bella”, the long-haired mini-dachshund.

A virtual visitation time is set for Wednesday, April 7, from 6-9pm via Zoom for anyone wishing to visit online. Click here to join the Zoom on April 7th.

Due to COVID sensitivities, a small Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 8, at the Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Road in Raleigh, NC, at 10:30am, with guests starting to arrive at 10. A live streaming of the service will begin at 10:30 and will be recorded and available afterwards. For the YouTube live stream, please go to Renaissance Funeral Home YouTube Page

Friends and family who want to continue the celebration of Mickey’s life may stop by the Braverman’s home at 3820 Evander Way, Raleigh, following the service, starting around noon through 6pm.

In lieu of flowers, Mickey asked that donations be made to either Duke Raleigh Cancer Center or the Transitions LifeCare Hospice center in Raleigh.

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  • 04/12/2021

    Gwen and Family, No words would ever seem appropriate right now, but know you are loved, Mickey is missed, memories will be cherished and we are here and wishing you peace and comfort. Love and Hugs, Joye and Rick

  • 04/08/2021

    Thank you for sharing this celebration of Mickey's life. My hope is that time and precious memories will help ease the pain you are feeling now. I will miss our messenger chats!

  • 04/08/2021

    Working beside Mickey at Shepherds Table was a joy and honor!! He shared his love for and pride in his family as we told stories on our Tuesdays together. Despite the "Michigan" predominance of the team, he was and remains a favorite "Buckeye" for all of us!! He enriched all of our lives. We send our most sincere condolences to Gwen and the entire family. May you feel the comfort and peace we send to you. Jeff and Leigh Vittert

  • 04/07/2021

    Thinking of you all at this saddest of times...💙

  • 04/07/2021

    To Gwen and Family, our hearts, prayers and love are with You All! We are blessed to have met Mickey and know He truly blessed others and will be missed. In God's comforting arms Mickey....

  • 04/07/2021

    Please accept our condolences. We know Mickey will be missed. May God grant you peace and carry through each day. Nick & Carol of Bainbrook

  • 04/06/2021

    We will always remember the day the Braverman family joined Solon Stars Swim Team. Marissa and Sydney became instant friends and so did my husband and I with Mickey and Gwen. Our daughters shared many laughs and so did we. Mickey was such a kind person, always a smile on his face, offering to lend anyone a hand. We feel truly blessed to have known Mickey and know he will truly be missed by his family and friends and those lucky enough to have known him. The Sciara family sends their sincere sympathy to Gwen, Sydney and family. " A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again". - Maya Angelou May you rest in peace! Phil, Angela, Marissa and Brianna

  • 04/05/2021

    I will always remember Mickey's beautiful smile friendship and kind heart.we met in 4th grade at losantiville school and then 1 1/2 years at shroder.we were in many class pictures together(the same row). I was so happy to see him one last time at the Woodward high class of 1965 50th class reunion. please Rest In Peace dear friend you are so loved by many.you will be missed by all of us,my love to the family and condolences to all of you.

  • 04/05/2021

    I still remember the first time I met Mr. Mickey. We were at the Cleveland zoo with the Bainbridge Solon Montessori on a field trip with Sydney and my daughters! A wonderfully intelligent, family oriented man, a great neighbor and friend. The Cifani family sends their sincere sympathies to Gwen, Sydney and the rest of his family. May he Rest In Peace! Deb, Christina, Jackie and Gina Cifani

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