Lewis J. Brandolini III

December 9, 1946May 8, 2018

Lewis J Brandolini III of Chester Springs, PA and Jupiter, FL, died suddenly on May 8, 2018. He is survived by his beloved wife, Molly, and children Andrew, Emily and Charlotte Bonner, Alexis Brandolini (daughter Barrett), Kristine Edginton (daughter Marley and son Tristan), Nicole Yurkanin (daughters Penelope and Kaia) and Matthew Brandolini (daughter Kinley). He is also survived by his brother James Brandolini, his sister Barbara Simmington, and many loving nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his cherished son, Lewis, his father Lewis J Brandolini II, and his mother, Jane Brandolini. Lew was born in Philadelphia, PA on December 9th, 1946. He was a graduate of Malvern Preparatory School, where he later served on The Board of Directors, and attended Georgetown University and Villanova University before proudly serving his country with the United States Army in Vietnam. Upon returning home, Lew assumed leadership of the Brandolini Companies, a second generation homebuilding company founded by his grandfather in Philadelphia, which he successful ran for over 50 years. A nationally recognized award winning home builder and real estate developer, Lew was a member of the National Association of Home Builders. The epitome of a true entrepreneurial visionaire, Lew expanded into commercial real estate development, accumulating a diverse portfolio of properties that have had a profound impact on the community. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed horseback riding, fly fishing and shooting. He also had a lifelong passion for golf and he and Molly were active members of Stonewall Golf Club In Elverson, PA, The Loxahatchee Club in Jupiter, FL, and and Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany, Italy. He had an unbridled love of the outdoors and found great comfort in the tranquility that his farm provided. Although a larger than life personality with considerable accomplishments, Lew was a true gentleman who lived with deep and sincere empathy for all people. Without saying anything, he made you strive to be a better person and inspired you to achieve more. Lew’s legacy will be remembered through his diligent faith, his boundless love of family, and his contagious spirit. Lew’s funeral mass will be held on Tuesday May 15th at 11 am at the Daylesford Abbey in Paoli, PA with visitation from 9 am to 10:45 am. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to Homes for Our Troops ([http://] /


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Burial Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Lewis J. Brandolini III

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Betsy Ballantyne

June 25, 2018

Dear Molly and family-
I had the privilege of taking Lew on that "marriage ride" to greet you at Pine Swamp Church on the day of your wedding.....where my husband was waiting with you to perform the ceremony. I rode with Lew one time before, with him on my old Doc, to make sure he could handle a trail ride through the back trails of Warwick Township. Of course he did, and I remember talking with him about how it doesn't matter what car you drive, or what kind of expensive house you live all breaks down to how you handle the trail.

What a great guy, and what a privilege to have met you both, and spend such important time with you, even though so brief. He was a wonderful man, and I am so sorry for all of you, and as my husband also passed in 2015, I can say that I can really feel your pain. They both handled the trail so well. Much love to you, Betsy Ballantyne

Sharon Bagatta

May 13, 2018

Love, prayers and peace to the Brandolini family and also to all his dedicated workers over the years. Many fond memories of working for Lew and his family, and the friendships that remain. He was a great man. Rest in peace Lew. ❤️


May 11, 2018

Seems like just a few years ago that we spent the afternoon at The Breakers in Palm Beach with Lou and his wife while he was visiting our town. Lou was always one of our Favorite Summer Guests at Duffys On The Lake for Dinner in his sharp Madras Jackets. Remember well his Chevrolet Super Sport in our Parking Lot and all the waitresses wanting to serve Lou an extra Shrimp Cocktail. Did not realize that Lou was ONE DAY OLDER than yours truly. WE SHALL BE IN SINCERE PRAYER FOR HIS SOUL EVERY DAY. jp MPS President-Class of 1965

Joseph Scott McArdle

May 11, 2018

So sorry for your loss. When I started in real estate thirty four years ago , I worked for Robert Bruce Balbirnie and he had many business dealings with Lou. I had to opportunity to interact between them and met with Lou on many, many occasions. Despite he unique way of doing business his way, I still had fun dealing with him and one of the things I learned from him was get straight to the point. He put his mark on the Delaware Valley that won't be soon forgotten.