The Valley has lost an outspoken Progressive commentator


BLOOMSBURG  — Retired professor, prolific author and outspoken progressive commentator, Dr. Walter Brasch has died, he was 71. He was a frequent contributor to WKOK’s Sunrise and our On The Mark programs.

Dr. Brasch was a retired professor of Journalism at Bloomsburg University, and oversaw the award winning Spectrum Magazine. He was the recipient of countless journalism, education and other  recognitions and awards. He is survived by his wife Rosemary. Funeral services are Wednesday with Than Mitchell officiating.

Dr. Brasch wrote 20-books, he also was active with the Columbia County Emergency Management Agency and was also an active voice for service men and women during the first Gulf War, and also continued advocating for veterans and their families.

Nicole Faraguna, Co-Founder of the Susquehanna Valley Progressives, spoke about Dr. Brasch’s passing, “The Susquehanna Valley Progressives is saddened by the death of Walter Brasch, outspoken defender of our civil liberties, the environment, free speech and human rights. We have been so fortunate to have such an impassioned and effective voice speaking out on behalf of progressive values right here in our very own region. His voice will carry on in his books and in his columns and through the knowledge that he has conveyed to students of all walks of life.

Despite all the great writings Walt has left behind, there is a huge and undeniable void left by his passing.  In no time in recent history, has his work been more relevant and more essential.

Through his profession, his writing and his volunteer work, Walt has inspired and educated so many along the way. For that we are forever grateful.

We send our deepest condolences to his wife Rosemary, his two sons and extended family and friends.”


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