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In Memory of
Richard B. Brandt
November 7, 1945 - April 26, 2020

Richard Brandt died unexpectedly at home on Sunday, April 26, 2020. He was born November 7, 1945, to Fred and Jean Brandt. He is survived by his wife Susan Fagan, his mother Jean, his brother David (Pam) Brandt, his daughter Kristin (Kevin) Dwyer, sons John (Carrie) Brandt, Christopher (Olivia) Brandt, nine grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a large extended family. Rick served in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in December, 1972. HIs math acumen led to a distinguished career in hardware and software development at Bell Laboratories and Lucent Technologies. He enjoyed many hobbies; among his favorite were gardening, photography, fishing, hiking and volunteering as a docent at the Columbus Zoo. Among family and friends, he was known as Garlic King. A Celebration of Life will be announced once the family is able to set a date. In lieu of flowers, donations in the name of Richard Brandt may be made to the Columbus Zoo 4850 W. Powell Road, Powell Ohio 43065 or The Wilds 14000 International Road, Cumberland, Ohio 43732. Arrangements completed at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME 55, E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Ohio.


Chris Fuller

Apr 29, 2020

My heart felt condolences go out to you Susan And your family. Rick was a wonderful friend and Neighbor. We love him very much and will miss immensely. May God comfort you in your time Of mourning. We love you dear friend


Louise and Len Kogut

Apr 29, 2020


Joe & Patty Karr

Apr 29, 2020

Susan, our deepest sympathies. Rick was a great person and friend. We will miss him. If you need anything please feel free to contact us and please stay in touch. We will see you when the Memorial Service is set. Again our deepest sympathies. Joe & Patty


John McManus

Apr 29, 2020

Susan, We am so sorry for your loss. Rick was a wonderful friend and mentor. We will be deeply missed. john and Mary McManus


Sharon Hutchens

Apr 29, 2020

Susan....I cannot imagine what you must be going lose your best friend. rick was such a wonderful human being. He was always so helpful to so many of us at Lucent. we will truly miss him. My condolences to all his children and grandchildren...he so enjoyed all of his family. Love you Susan!!


Barb Davis and Bob Lang

Apr 29, 2020

Susan, You have our deepest sympathies. We always enjoyed seeing him when you visited Pittsburgh. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Macey Fuller

Apr 29, 2020


The Bill Fuller Family

Apr 29, 2020


Joe Maranzano

Apr 30, 2020

Susan So sorry to hear this news about Rick. He and I worked together in 1973 at Bell Labs. Be well. Joe


Patricia A Frick

Apr 30, 2020

Dear Susan and family, A wonderful picture of a wonderful guy who had a great life. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Patti, Cristina, and Brad


Nancy Hiltz

Apr 30, 2020

Susan, I was so shocked and saddened to hear that Rick had passed away. He was such a kind and gentle man and will be deeply missed by his zoo family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Love, Nancy Hiltz


June Yanick

Apr 30, 2020

Susan - such a super picture of such a super person! So many wonderful times together with "farmer Rick" and you over all these years. Love and loads of it. Joe and June


larry &barbara faganl

Apr 30, 2020




Apr 30, 2020

Susan, please accept my heartfelt condolences. We had many good times together, at work and out of work. Rest in peace, Rick.


Vickie Van Der Kar

Apr 30, 2020


Rick Dorman

Apr 30, 2020


Beth and Frank, Adam and Joe Luchsinger

May 1, 2020

Susan, we hold your shattered heart in our hands. We know that you and Rick shared a love and friendship well beyond what many ever experience. We are so sorry for the sudden death of Rick. We got to know the delight of Rick as our backyard neighbor. We remember his laugh, his kindness and teasing, helping the boys experience their first time with sparklers, farmer Rick chasing rabbits, his generosity- making enough meat to share when he used the smoker; he knew we'd tormented by the smokey scent. Most of all, we remember how you both showed a deep love in the everydayness of life.


Bev Larson

May 2, 2020


Mark Fagersten

May 4, 2020

To the whole Brandt Family, Samantha and I are so sorry for your loss.


Andy and Nancy Williams

May 4, 2020

Rick was such a special friend and neighbor. We have so many wonderful memories of his kindness, charm, humor and generosity. Rick and Susan took an interest in our children from the moment we met and they also have many fond memories of him. Rick's love of gardening was a special connection as we took care of his 'farm' while they traveled, which gave us a new appreciation for his interests. We will miss him greatly and will always be there for Susan. Rest in peace sweet Rick.


Rotchford Family

May 8, 2020

Susan and family : You are such an important memory in our lives. Our Mom cherished your friendship. We hope you find some peace during this difficult time. Love ❤️ The Rotchford family A donation has been made to the Columbus Zoo in Ricks honor 🙏


Sue Allison Roberts

May 19, 2020

Oh Susan, I was heartbroken to hear this news. I am so, so sorry. I always loved seeing you two come into the docent office.....I know how much both of you love the zoo. You and your family are in my prayers.