George Thomas Brandon, 86

September 30, 2014

George BrandonGeorge Thomas Brandon, 86 died on September 27, 2014 at his residence in Bushwood, MD. Born September 5, 1928 in Beacon, NY, he was the son of the late Ernest Clifford Brandon and Ruth George Brandon.

In 1946 George enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served his country as a Cook until his honorable discharge in 1949. In 1956, he began working with the United States Postal service as a dedicated electrician until his retirement in 1989. He was a superb handyman, and could fix everything. He built his own homes and helped his son and daughter with many home projects. He had a bountiful garden every year and was a fabulous cook. He and Denise enjoyed travelling, particularly to St. Thomas. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

George is survived by his children, Cynthia Barnes (Roger) of Pittsburgh, PA and Demrey Brandon (Joyce) of Pittsburgh, PA; his step-children, Denver Beaulieu-Hains, Dore Mobley (Darrell), Gregory Gaston (Sonney) and Teo Gaston; his brother, Williams “Bill” Brandon of Pittsburgh, PA; his sister, Lorraine West of San Jose, CA; his long time loving companion, Vivian “Denise” Gaston; 14 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Bettie Williams and his siblings, Ernest “Haney” Brandon, John “Appleseed” Brandon, Jean Upshaw, Merle Simpson, Patricia Rojas, and Margaret “Sue” Brandon.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 11a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Funeral Service will be celebrated by Reverend Daniel Lindsey at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD.

Serving as pallbearers will be Claude Scott, Greg Gaston, Darrell Mobley, Teo Gaston, Phillip Caroth, and David Lindsey.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stand Up To Cancer, P.O. Box 843721, Los Angeles, CA 90084-3721.

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Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.