July 23, 1933 - July 11, 2014  

Norman P. Brand died suddenly of cardiac arrest. Born in Dayton, OH, he attended Jefferson Elementary and Fairview High schools. He ranked eight out of 300 graduates. His intellectual prowess was evident at Miami University where he was initiated into Phi Beta Kappa. His parents were George Henry Brand and Katherine Rothenbach Brand. His only brother Howard now resides in Centennial, CO. He worked as an economist/statistician for the Bureau of Labor Statistics and retired as a GS 9. He volunteered for the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. Later he worked for several years in Afghanistan as a statistical advisor for the Ministry of Planning. He was a highly regarded numismatist and was known for his activities in track and field as an official for the Olympic games around the world. A 50 plus year resident of the District, he lived in Palisades until he moved to Sunrise Connecticut Avenue, a senior living community, in 2011. He was a lifetime member of the American Numismatic Association, active in the Ancient Coin Society of Washington, the Washington Numismatic Society, the Montgomery County Coin Club and others. He collected trains and was a member of the National Railway Historical Society, DC Chapter and he was a member of DACOR, an organization of foreign affairs professionals. Besides his brother, he has two nephews, cousins and a former wife of nine years, Christine Steel with whom he remained friendly. He was adored by many and known for his characteristic vocables, grunts, rye humor, spaetzle and anything chocolate! A Celebration of his Life will be held Sunday, July 20 at Sunrise Senior Living, 5111 Connecticut Ave., NW from 2 to 5 p.m. His ashes will be interred in Dayton, OH at Woodland Cemetery with his parents.

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Published in The Washington Post from July 18 to July 20, 2014