OBITUARY

Robert "Bob" Paul Brannan Jr.

August 6, 1950March 13, 2019

Bob is survived by his wife of 47 years Debbie, his two sons Bobby and Chris, their spouses Lora and Jessica, their children Dorian, Oliver, Justin, and Zachary, his mother Pauline Brannan, his sister Sandy Hoff, his two brothers Michael and Steven, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, and life long friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his dad, Robert Paul Brannan, Sr., and two sisters, Susan Sergent and Nancy Lort.

Bob was born in Baltimore, Maryland on August 6, 1950. His family lived in Overlea, Maryland until they moved to Bel Air, Maryland in 1960. He was a proud graduate of the St. Margaret School and John Carroll High School. At John Carroll, Bob was a 4 year lacrosse player, 3 year football player, 2 year basketball player, and a member of the editorial staff of the school paper. He was also accepted as a member of the Quill and Scroll society for high school journalism. On Nov 14, 2012, Bob was inducted into the John Carroll Hall of Fame for Lacrosse. Bob was a 2nd and 3rd team All Maryland lacrosse player and went on to play lacrosse at Hobart College in Geneva, New York.

Bob served in the Naval Reserve from 3-28-71 to 5-10-76, serving 2 years active duty aboard the USS Sperry (AS12) as a "Torpedoman".

In 1975, Bob began his 35 year career with Churchill Distributors, Baltimore, MD, in wine sales, and shortly after as a sales manager of the Premier Wine Division. He was named salesman of the year in 1979. Bob spent 2 years as a Regional Sales Manager for McKesson W&S in Scottsdale, AZ, then 2+ years as the General Manager of Mckesson W&S in San Antonio, TX. before returning to Churchill Distributors in MD. In 1992, Bob and his family moved to Windermere, Florida where he served as Vice president and General Manager of Premier Beverage Company--Orlando/Jacksonville. In 2001 Bob served as a State Director of Training for the Charmer Sunbelt Company before retiring in 2010.

One of Bob's proudest moments was the birth of his two children, Bobby and Chris. He was a devoted father and loving husband, and he loved supporting and encouraging his family to succeed in every way possible. Bob was a former member of the Windermere Little League Board of Directors, and also coached both baseball and lacrosse for several years. However, his passion was Golf. Bob was a longtime member of the Windermere Golf and Country Club where he also served on the Board of Directors. More recently, Bob was a member of the Bella Collina Golf Club in Clermont, Florida.

Visitation will be held on Thursday March 21 from 5pm to 8pm at the Woodlawn Funeral Home in Gotha, Florida. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday March 22 from 12pm to 1pm followed by Committal Blessing 1pm to 1:30pm.

The Brannan Family invites you to make a donation in Bob's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at http://giftfunds.stjude.org/Bobbrannan

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  • Bob was preceded in death by his dad, Robert Paul Brannan, Sr., and two sisters, Susan Sergent and Nancy Lort.

Services

21 March

Visitation

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Woodlawn Funeral Home


Gotha, Florida

22 March

Celebration of Bob's Life

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Woodlawn Funeral Home


Gotha, Florida

22 March

Committal Blessing

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Woodlawn Memorial Park


Gotha, Florida

REMEMBERING

Robert "Bob" Paul Brannan Jr.

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Mitchell Goldenberg

March 20, 2019

Bob was not only my boss for many years at Premier Beverage but also a mentor and friend. Bob was tough as nails but always fair and challenged you to be better. I will always remember his sharp wit, great smile and how he loved to talk about his family. Thoughts and prayers to Debbie, Bobby, Chris and the entire Brannan Family. May his memory be a blessing to us all.

Frank Bacon

March 20, 2019



I was lucky to have had Bob as my boss, mentor and friend. Bob was inspirational and effectual in making many people the best they could be and we are all better for it. I spent many Saturdays with him at Windemere CC being schooled on golf and I know he's probably teeing it up at Pebble Beach in the clouds right now, but still looking after his family and friends as he always did. I will miss his wit and wisdom, but will always remember and treasure the time I had with Bob.

Craig Cox

March 20, 2019

I am saddened to learn of Bob's passing. He took a interest in me early in my career and was a mentor and teacher that helped me reach the success that have enjoyed.

I will will always remember how kind he was to my wife and family.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Craig

Lenny Downes

March 20, 2019

The family photos are beautiful and a wonderful painting of how Bobby spent his life. I pray they help to give all of you peace and help you find strength. God bless the Brannan family.

Beverly Norton

March 19, 2019

I am heartbroken to hear the sad news. What a great time we all had first at St. Margaret’s and then JC - big time “Seniors “ start to finish. He was my oldest daughter’s godfather (Kelly Magsamen) - he and her Dad (Len) were such good friends. In my memories he will be forever young and forever Bobby. May your happy memories lift you up every day.

Angela (Matrangola) Larkin

March 19, 2019

Class of 68! We were JC’s first ... I remember Bob’s great smile & sense of humor. What a beautiful family portrait. May the gift of memories comfort you. Thoughts and prayers... (Angie)

Randy Bailey

March 19, 2019

Bob and I scored a lot of goals in Lacrosse for John Carroll. He was a great attack man (I was a mid fielder)and could dance around the crease for a quick feed and shot. We were on the school paper together as well. He was always quick to smile and have a good laugh with. He was a skinny and tough player in high school and always a great guy.

Kathleen (Morley) Grapski

March 19, 2019

Bob was "Bobby" in first grade at St. Michale's in Overlea where we both attended till he moved to Bel Air. We then met again at John Carroll when entering 9th grade. He was a kind person. These are difficult days for all of you. I pray for God's strength for each of you. May the tresured memories you hold in your hearts comfort you now and offer you smiles in the future as you remember him. His spirit will live in the hearts of all of you.

Al Ballistreri

March 18, 2019

I graduated with Bob in 1968. He was a friend and a kind person in school . I played lacrosse with him. I am sure he will be missed by all his friends from John Carroll . I remember the good times all from the first graduating class had together . He is gone but not forgotten. My best to his family.

Joe Cassilly

March 18, 2019

Being Brannan and Cassilly we were always alphabetically seated near each other all through Saint Margaret's and John Carroll. Dear Brannan family, I am sorry I can't be with you and this time but I will remember him.

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Family Portrait 2-10-19
Bob's final request and most precious gift to his family.

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