Esther Brandt

Esther Brandt

Tuesday, May 2nd, 1922 Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

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Obituary for Esther J. Brandt

Mrs. Esther Jane (Gayman) Brandt, 98, of Scotland, PA passed away Sunday, August 2, 2020 at the Laurel Lakes Rehabilitation Center where she had resided for approximately the last year. Born May 2, 1922 in Chambersburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Rhoda (Johnson) Gayman of Scotland. She grew up on a farm on what is now Letterkenny Army Depot before the family moved to Scotland in the 1940's, when the depot was built. After completing her schooling, she married Lester Brandt and eventually settled in a home on Lincoln Street in Scotland, where she raised her family. Later she worked at the L'Aiglon Clothing Factory, Shippensburg, PA. After her children were raised, she worked for the Federal Communications Commission, Gettysburg, PA until her retirement.

For many years, she attended the Chambersburg Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. She loved working in her yard, gardening, cooking, planning family gatherings, the Atlanta Braves and her favorite beagle, Peanut. She was a devoted mother to her children and loved being a part of all their activities as they grew up in Scotland. In her later years, she especially loved her grandchildren, Andrew, Shannon and Shelby and great-granddaughter, Kacey.

She is survived by her daughter Sandra Brandt Cook; her grandchildren Shannon (Robert) Harris of Atlanta, GA, Shelby Wagner of Chambersburg and Andrew Watson of Cincinnati, OH; her great-granddaughter, Kacey Harris of Atlanta, GA; her son-in-law, Walter Watson, Jr.; and several close cousins, nieces, and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Lester, she was preceded in death by her son, Elwood Lee Brandt; her brother, Lee Gayman; and her sisters, Mary Walters, Erma Alexander and Ruth Millhouse. She was also preceded in death by her loving daughter, Carol Watson. Graveside services will be private at the convenience of the family. Services are entrusted to Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg.

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    Norland Cemetery
    2295 Philadelphia Ave.
    Chambersburg, PA
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    Pastor Jeff McCracken
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    Norland Cemetery
    2295 Philadelphia Ave.
    Chambersburg, PA
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Patty Sites

Dear Sandy. So sorry for your loss. Praying for your comfort and peace. Patty Bowman Sites. CASHS '66
Comment | Posted at 04:43pm via Condolence

Larry Kurtz

I see another of my Mother, Catherine Kurtz's closest friends will be joining her for breakfast at that big McDonald's in the sky.
Comment | Posted at 11:23am via Condolence

Lois White

I learned to know Esther many years ago through CMA church. She was indeed a very dear and caring friend. I visited with her numerous times in her home there in Scotland. I wa also close to her sister Ruth and husband.When she moved to Ohio for awhile with her daughter I lost track of her. To the family I send my heartfelt sympathy and love. May God be a real source of comfort. Lois W.
Comment | Posted at 10:28am via Condolence

Joan Andes

I worked with Esther at the FCC in Gettysburg. She was a very nice woman and a pleasure to be around. She used to make delicious peanut butter eggs at Easter! My deepest sympathy to her family. Joan Andes
Comment | Posted at 08:27pm via Condolence

Marlena Deter

Esther lived across from me in scotland she was a very good friend RIP friend marlena deter
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