Our Condolensces: Joseph Brakl

posted Jun 26, 2018, 10:53 AM by CK Webmaster   [ updated Aug 21, 2018, 12:55 PM ]

Joseph Brakl, a long-term CK resident, died in late November 2017. Born in Vienna and educated in Shanghai during WWII, he later served in the US army during the Korean War. After obtaining masters' degrees from Columbia University and NY University in geology and geophysics, Joe worked extensively with Columbia University's Hudson Laboratories developing the undersea Artemis Tower (Bermuda trench area) and mapping the mid-Atlantic ridge. He ended his career heading a small technology company in Dobbs Ferry NY.


Joe was an avid water skier and spent 45 years enjoying CK and Candlewood Lake. He is sorely missed by his wife of 50 years, Mary Jane Brakl, daughter Vicki Brakl and grandaugher, Collette Brakl Carlson.