David Brandt

DATELINE: Cranston
Brandt, David, 84, died Sunday, January 25, 2015 at RI Hospital.  He was the beloved husband of Shirley (Wilk) Brandt of Cranston for 54 years.  Born in Breslau, Germany, son of the late Max and Julia (Elsner) Brandt, he lived in Cranston for 54 years. He was former owner of Beau James Restaurant and in the restaurant business for 40 years.  David was a Korean Conflict Army veteran, avid golfer and member of Touro Fraternal Association, Temple Sinai, Cranston Country Club, Commander of Jewish War Veterans Post 406, Reback-Winston and past President of RI Jewish Fraternal Association. Devoted father of Richard, Maxine and Karen Brandt. Dear brother of Lilly Flatow and the late Nelly Fine and Heinz Brandt and loving grandfather of Rachel, Jordan, and Benjamin.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. in TEMPLE SINAI, 30 Hagen Ave, Cranston.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Norman M. Fain Hillel Center, 6 Fraternity Circle, Kingston, RI, 02881 or your favorite charity.  Shiva will be observed at 68 Woodstock Lane, Cranston Saturday 7-9 and Sunday 1-3 p.m.


  1. HERMA & SID
    Jan 28, 2015

    Dear Shirley and Family: Our thoughts are with you and all the family. We will certainly miss a VERY GOOD friend. We all had great times through the years together. Wish we could be with you at this time.
    Love, Herma & Sid

  2. Ralph Nathan
    Jan 28, 2015

    My mother and I want to express our deepest condolences to you Shirley and your children. My parents relationship with David going all the way back to China was always special to them. David always reminded me that my father pushed him around in a baby carriage as he pushed me in one also. It is a loss of family that is felt by both of us. Unfortunately I will be in California tomorrow and unable to make his funeral.
    With all our love, Ralph and Edith Nathan

  3. Regina Flatow
    Jan 29, 2015

    Dear Shirley and Family – feel very sorry -it is a big loss. David was also for Heinz always a great moment to meet him at Rudis place while visiting. Shall keep David in mind as a very joyfull person. Wish you much strength to cope with the loss of a beloved husband and father. Love from Switzerland Regina

  4. Rita Bedrosian
    Jan 29, 2015

    Dear Shirley,

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your children on the loss of David. He was a very nice gentleman. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. I am sorry I cannot the services since we are out of state. I will see you next month when we return.
    God Bless all–

    Rita and Jake

  5. Diana Tierno
    Jan 30, 2015

    Dear Brandt Family, Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  6. Robert Muksian
    Jan 30, 2015

    Barbara and I extend our deepest condolence to Shirley, Richard, Maxine, Karen and the grandchildren. David was a good person, and it was an honor to have known him.

    With our sincere respect,

    Barbara and Bob

  7. William Connor
    Jan 30, 2015

    Dear Shirley Richard Maxine Karen
    Please except my sincere condolences for the loss of Pops my boved friend and family man

  8. I just wanted to wish my Friend David a Happy Birthday, when I learned of his passing. We are so very, very sorry for Your Loss. David was always a good Friend and a good Person. We will miss him for sure !

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