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BRANDMAN, Saul Passed away peacefully at the age of 82 on May 27, 2008. He waged a long and courageous battle with pulmonary and heart disease. Saul was born on August 25, 1925 to Morris and Manya Brandman in Brooklyn, New York. He was predeceased by his older brother, Morrie. Saul graduated from Fairfax high school and he was a pre-med student at UCLA. Following college he served in the US Navy during WWII as a First Class Corpsman. After serving in the Navy, Saul began a successful career in garment manufacturing in Los Angeles. Along with his partner, Steve Gordon, together they created and ran such companies as Timely Trends, Tomboy of California, Jefferson Trading, and Domino of California where he was currently serving as C.E.O. Saul's philanthropic endeavors include The Saul and Joyce Brandman Breast Center at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Research in pulmonary and heart function through Dr. Michael Lewis also at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, The International Hearing and Seeing Eye Dogs, The Brandman Geriatric Research Institute, The Brandman Center for Senior Care, both at the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging, and most recently he endowed a Chair in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Through his contributions to our community, Saul has received numerous honors and tributes in the fashion industry as well as the Jewish Community. He is the 2008 recipient of the Mitchell Family Foundation Philanthropy Award for the Jewish Free Loan Association. Saul was a dedicated and loving husband to his wife Joyce, and he is also survived by his three children, Michael, Sonya, and Maureen. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. at Hillside Memorial Park, located at 6001 W. Centinela Ave., Los Angeles, CA (800) 576-1994. In lieu of flowers, the family requests all donations are made in his honor to The Brandman Center for Senior Care at the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging, 7150 Tampa Ave., Reseda, California 91335, attention: Corey Slavin 818-774-3031.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on May 29, 2008
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