Frederick F. Brand
Died: Jan 30, 2017
                                                                                A Good Man – A Good Life

Frederick F. Brand: 1922-2017

Fred Brand, 94, made his transition on January 30th to be reunited with his parents, five sisters,four brothers, and beloved wife Margaret.  This fine man led a good life, one that overcame many challenges, had its ups and downs, but one that helped him relish the simple joys of life – a good book, a gin and tonic, a win by the NY Giants, and the laughter and close bonds of good friends and a loving family.

 

Fred was a gifted athlete at Central HS in Paterson, a decorated WWII veteran, an outstanding youth league baseball coach, and a 200+ average bowler as the anchorman on the Lakeview TV bowling team that featured him and his four brothers.

 

As a husband and a father, he fully embraced all the responsibilities of those roles, but never lost the sense of laughter and mischief that personified his entire life.  And as the affectionately-known GPFB (Grandpa Fred Brand) to his son Fred, daughter-in-law Joan, grandsons Dave and Mike, granddaughter-in-law Katie, family members Ed, Mary, Lauren, Gary, and Rachel, surviving nieces, nephews, and cousins, dearest companion Dorothea, good friends Marsha, George, Judee, and their families, Kristen, and all the amazing staff and residents at the Clover Rest Home, he continued to inspire others to live life to the fullest, as he did himself until his last breath.

Fred will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him, but more importantly, he will always be remembered, and his dignity, humor, and caring ways will be celebrated forever.  

A memorial service will be held on February 18th, 1-4 PM, at the home of Joan and Fred Brand.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Camp Fatima of New Jersey, P.O. Box 654, Harrison, NJ 07029, or www.campfatimanj.org/donate.php.

 

Condolences:

Vincent Giannini
#7
February 13th, 2017 10:52 am
My sympathy and thoughts are with my cousin Fred and his family, as well as with the extended family that is the Brand legacy. Uncle Fred is at a huge Brand family reunion, which doubtless is quite a boisterous, convivial gathering of loving souls.
Josephine Giannini
#6
February 9th, 2017 3:08 pm
All of my wonderful Grandparents ,Mother ,Father ,Uncles ,Aunts ,Brothers and Sister are together again in heaven. I miss and love them all so much. They all enriched my like tremendously. My sympathy to my dear cousin Fred and his family.
Stephanie Waldman McKenzie
#5
February 4th, 2017 3:03 pm
I will alway remember his quick smile and genuine laughter. With Sympathy and prayers, Stephanie
Vin and Liz
#4
February 3rd, 2017 4:21 pm
He lived life to the fullest and left a wonderful legacy of an outstanding family.
Michelle Robinson
#3
February 3rd, 2017 8:54 am
Fred: I celebrate the life and memory of your father along with you and your entire family. May all the wonderful times you all shared throughout his long and full life give you comfort during this time and joyful memories in the years to come. Your colleague, Michelle Robinson :)
Merrill Altberg
#2
February 3rd, 2017 8:07 am
Fred - Sending my condolences and thinking of you and your family at this very difficult time. Sincerely, Merrill
Diane RIley
#1
February 2nd, 2017 10:19 pm
Fred, This is a beautiful tribute to your Dad. I enjoyed chatting with him in September. He was a good man and loved his family, especially Dave and Mike. Thinking of all of you, Diane
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