Richard Brandt

Richard Brandt

Saturday, September 5th, 1942 Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

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Obituary for Richard G. Brandt

Richard G. Brandt, 78, of Chambersburg, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at the Chambersburg Hospital. Born September 5, 1942, in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the only child of the late Gustav and Charlotte (Schnabel) Brandt.

Richard was a 1960 graduate of the St. Basil High School in Pittsburgh, and continued his education at the Wheeling Jesuit University, earning his Bachelor’s in Political Science. He was a United States Marine, later going on to work at Letterkenny Army Depot as a Budget Analyst. He was a member of the Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Chambersburg, as well as the Knights of Columbus and the Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW. He served on the board of the Patriot Federal Credit Union for a number of years. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing golf, going on cruises and traveling with his wife, spending time with his family; especially his grandchildren; and attending their sporting events, and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Surviving is his wife of 54 years, Bernadette (Strzegowski) Brandt, whom he married on October 15, 1966; daughters, Cynthia Woodruff and husband Clifford, of Frederick, MD, and Tracey Brandt-Gower and husband John, of Chambersburg, PA; and three grandchildren, Collin, Heather and Logan Woodruff.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his dear Aunt Catherine Schnabel.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA where Rev. Fr.Allan Wolfe will celebrate. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends at the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA on Wednesday afternoon, December 9, 2020 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. Masks will be required and social distancing will be observed. Military honors will be rendered at 4:00 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home by members of the Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association: Greater Pennsylvania Chapter – Harrisburg Office, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
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    Wednesday, December 9th, 2020
    2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Service

    Thursday, December 10th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Corpus Christi Catholic Church
    320 Philadelphia Ave.
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    Thursday, December 10th, 2020
    Rev. Fr. Allan Wolfe

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Tedd Sloan

Very sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. He was a good man.

Tedd Sloan
Comment | Posted at 07:12am via Condolence

Carolyn S Matthews

Cindy and Tracy
Please accept our condolences on the passing of your Father. He was a dear friend for over 40 years.
I know your Dad had a difficult time these last few years. may he rest in peace. He will be sorely missed.
Ron & Susy Matthews
Comment | Posted at 11:16am via Condolence

Carla Heckman

I was deeply saddened to learn of Dick's passing. Dick was such a nice person, and a true gentleman. I will always cherish his friendship. God bless you all as you say goodbye to your dear father. Carla Heckman, Patriot FCU
Comment | Posted at 09:08am via Condolence

Darnell Foreman

So sorry to see that your dad passed away. I was a neighbor for 18 1/2 years. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Darnell Foreman
Comment | Posted at 05:35pm via Condolence

John Kushner

Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed chatting with Richard after church services. John and Sharon Kushner
Comment | Posted at 05:24pm via Condolence

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