J. William Brandner

Brandner , J. William
John William Brandner, April 1, 1937-September 20, 2012. After a valiant fight against cancer, J. William Brandner, known as Bill, passed away on September 20th in New Smyrna Beach, FL. Born April 1, 1937, on Staten Island, NY., Bill is survived by his wife of 25 years, Karen, of New Smyrna Beach, FL.; his children, John W. Brandner Jr, Boynton Beach, FL, Robert Scott Brandner, wife Laureen, West Hartford, CT, Kathleen Robinson, husband John Kelly Robinson, Riverside, CT, Peggy Ann Curcio, husband James Curcio, Stamford, Ct, and Jill Brandner Mollenhauer, Winter Park, FL; his brother Kenneth, sister in law, Rosann, and nieces Michele and Melissa. In addition to his children, "Grandpa Bill" is survived by his 11 grandchildren, Ashley Sprague Burke (Corey), Ryan Sprague, Robert Scott, Jr. and Molly Brandner, James Jr. and Tyler Curcio, Kyle Mollenhauer, John, Margaret, Mary Addison and Anne Robinson. A 1958 graduate of Manhattan College, Bill had a lifelong affection for the Jaspers. Graduating as a Certified Public Accountant, Bill worked for Arthur Anderson, Inc. for many years. He left AA to join Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. as Assistant Controller. Bill rose through the ranks, retiring in 1991, as Vice Chairman. In his retirement, Bill had many interests and accomplishments. He was an avid boater, world traveler, and gourmet chef. One of his proudest achievements was writing a cookbook for family and friends. He loved his Tuesday night poker games with his neighbors. Bill sang in the Calvary Methodist Choir in New Smyrna Beach and performed many advisory positions for the church. He spent every tax season volunteering for AARP preparing returns for seniors. Bill raised his children in Greenwich, Ct, spent many years in Orlando, FL and retired to New Smyrna Beach. A memorial service was held at Coronado Community United Methodist Church, New Smyrna Beach, on Friday, September 28th. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 200 Riverside Ave, Riverside, CT. 06878

Published in GreenwichTime on Oct. 4, 2012