Donald Arlen Brandenburg

May 21, 1944December 11, 2019

It is with overwhelming sadness that the family of Don Brandenburg announces his passing on December 11, 2019. Don was born May 21, 1944 in Panama City, Fl to his parents Donald E. Brandenburg and Eleanor J. Heron. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Florida Atlantic University and worked over 50 distinguished years in the Petroleum Industry. Don was married to the love of his life, Lynda, for 52 years. He loved and was so proud of his three children; Mark, Tracy, & Stacy. He also cherished his large and loving family. Don was the epitome of a family man: he loved being a husband, father, and grandfather. He would move mountains for any member of his family. He was a “dad” to many of his children’s friends throughout their life as well when he was coaching baseball, softball and basketball; another thing that gave him so much joy.

Don enjoyed life to the fullest! He loved taking trips with his family; scuba diving, snow skiing, cruising……as long as his family was involved, he was happy. He enjoyed playing board games with family and friends; he almost always won! He liked going to concerts, watching sports, going to sporting events, talking to anyone and everyone, and he liked to always be right!

He is survived by his wife, Lynda. His children Mark Brandenburg (Jennifer Staab), Tracy Brandenburg (Dawn Coggin), Stacy Brandenburg (James Kopp) and his grandchildren Cara Brandenburg and Andy Fidler. He is also survived by his extended family: Brenda & Pete Upham; Darlene Wester; Keith & Adriana Upham; Kathy, Paul, Christopher & Ella Reule; and Nicole Brandenburg McGranor and Jennifer Gargis (children of his late brother Mike Brandenburg.) A Celebration of Don’s Life will be held on Saturday, December 14th at 6:30 pm -9:30 pm at Sawyer Lake Park, 1100 Heathrow Blvd., Lake Mary, Florida.


Donald Arlen Brandenburg

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Cindy Allen Grady

June 3, 2020

I didn't find out about this until today! I am so saddened to hear this. Don and my Dad, Ken Allen, were friends and both were in Petroleum Industry. Don used to come to our office and he would take the time to visit each of us in our office...always with a hug and a smile! I am truly sorry we did not know or we would have been there! Hopefully, my Dad and him are together in Heaven, talking about fishing and sports!

Gene Kiesling

December 18, 2019

Don was always so proud of his association with CITGO. His competitive spirit was contagious. Rest in Pease.

Dick Cobb

December 17, 2019

I worked with Don at CITGO. We were assigned to the same region; so, we often talked about business and personal things. We both enjoyed skiing and that subject frequently came up. He was a dedicated employee to CITGO and a good friend to me. I am saddened to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this sad time.

Terry Peacock

December 15, 2019

We were close friends years ago but never forgotten. Enjoy many nights in Miami playing cards and a trip to the SC mountains in the snow. My favorite is when he and Lynda visited us in the mountains and Don trying to ride my son’s mini bike and going right off a small cliff in our back yard. Sleep I. Peace Don.

Charles Faigle

December 13, 2019

I worked with Don at CITGO. It is so sad to hear of his passing. He was liked by all his CITGO friends as well as the customers he served.

Michael Pooler

December 12, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Don at CITGO

He was one of the best-and the real testament is that his customers loved and respected him

Not many people in the world like Don, always a class act

Sarah Parkhouse

December 12, 2019

I was so sorry to hear the news of Don’s passing. My late husband, David White, played tennis with Don at Sabal Point back in the 80’s, and I remember well Don’s passion for sports, but more importantly I remember his love for his family. Please accept my sincere sympathy as you walk through the days ahead.
Sarah White Parkhouse