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Brumsic Brandon, Jr.

Cocoa Beach, FL

Brumsic Brandon, Jr., 87, of Cocoa Beach, FL passed away Friday, November 28, 2014.  A native of Washington, DC, he was a resident of Long Island, NY since 1959 and lived in the Poconos for several years before moving to Florida over 25 years ago. After serving in the U.S. Army as a sergeant he worked for RCA and Bray Studios as an animator.

He went on to become a pioneer Black cartoonist with his nationally syndicated comic strip "Luther". He was also a local TV personality in NY City as Mr. BB on the children's program "Time for Joya."  Later, he contributed weekly political cartoons and editorial columns to Florida Today. Brandon loved to travel with his wife, Rita, and they enjoyed jazz cruises worldwide.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years; children, Linda Brandon, Brumsic Brandon III and Barbara Brandon-Croft (son-in-law, Monte Croft); siblings, Yvonne Scott, Waliakbar Muhammad and Ivan Brandon; grandchildren, Niles Brandon, Brianna Brandon, and Chase Croft. His sister, Grievance Stephenson predeceased him.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, (12/03) at the Life Event Center at Florida Memorial.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Brumsic Brandon's honor to the National Parkinson Foundation.

Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Dec. 2, 2014
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