Obituary for Robert J. Brandon
Robert J. Brandon
January 17, 2017
A graveside committal service for Robert J. Brandon, longtime Acton resident, who passed away peacefully January 17, 2017, will be held on Saturday, June 17, at 11 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, 104 Concord Road, Acton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Acton Memorial Library Gift Fund, 486 Main Street, Acton, MA 01720.
Mr. Brandon passed away January 17 in Acton at the age of 90. Born December 28, 1926. He was the son of the late David R. Brandon and Mae (Kahl) Brandon. Bob served in the US Army during WWII and the Korean War. Bob retired from Raytheon after more than 35 years. A resident of Acton for 58 years, he was a former trustee for the Acton Memorial Library and served on the Acton Finance Committee. Bob had a lifelong love of sailing and has blessed his family with many fond memories of boating and the sea. He was also an avid woodworker. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years Erna (Homfeld) Brandon, and his children: Robert G. Brandon and his wife Susan of Haverhill, Margaret Brandon of Falmouth, David Brandon of Worcester, Nancy Brandon of Georgia, Alan Brandon and his wife Lorinda of New Mexico, and Barbara Brandon of Arlington. Bob was the dear brother of the late Dorothy Stehle, and the proud grandpa of Tyrell, Caleb, Jennifer, Ian, Ben, Spencer, Duncan, and Derek. Family and friends attended calling hours on Thursday, Jan. 26th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave., Acton, MA (Actonfh@verizon.net).