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Joseph Gawler’s Sons, LLC

5130 Wisconsin Ave Nw, Washington, DC

OBITUARY

Norman Philip BRAND

July 23, 1933July 11, 2014

July 23, 1933 to July 11, 2014 Norman P. Brand died suddenly of cardiac arrest. Born in Dayton, Ohio, he attended Jefferson Elementary and Fairview High schools. He ranked 8th out of 300 graduates. His intellectual prowess was evident at Miami University where he was initiated into Phi Beta Kappa. His parents were George Henry Brand and Katherine Rothenbach Brand. His only brother, Howard, now resides in Centennial, Colorado. He worked as an economist/statistician, Bureau of Labor Statistics and retired as a GS 9. He volunteered for the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. Later he worked for several years in Afghanistan as a statistical advisor for the Ministry of Planning. He was a highly regarded numismatist and was known for his activities in track and field as an official for Olympic games around the world. A 50-plus year resident of the District, he lived in Palisades, until he moved to Sunrise Connecticut Ave, a senior living community, in 2011. He was a lifetime member of the American Numismatic Association; active in the Ancient Coin Society of Washington, the Washington Numismatic Society, the Montgomery County Coin Club and others. He collected trains and was a member of the National Railway Historical Society, DC Chapter, and he was a member of DACOR, an organization of foreign affairs professionals. Besides his brother, he has two nephews, cousins, and a former wife of 9 years, Christine Steel, with whom he remained friendly. He was adored by many and known for his characteristic vocables, grunts, wry humor, spaetzle, and anything chocolate! A Celebration of His Life will be held on Sunday, July 20, Sunrise Senior Living, 5111 Connecticut Ave., N.W. from 2 to 5 pm. His ashes will be interred in Dayton, Ohio, at Woodland Cemetery with his parents. Arrangements under the direction of Joseph Gawler's Sons LLC, Washington, DC.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • A Celebration of His Life Sunday, July 20, 2014

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment

Memories

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Alphonso Tate

July 23, 2014

I was neet to hear about his army adventures ----will be missed. Al Tate rail fan

Peter Tompa

July 20, 2014

Norm was a wonderful person who happily shared his genuine enthusiasm and knowledge about ancient coins with far less experienced collectors. Condolences to his family.

Ed Waddell

July 20, 2014

I am very sorry to hear of Norm's passing. I always enjoyed our spirited conversations about coins and history as well as hearing his stories. My sincerest sympathies to Norm's family.

Peter Tompa

July 20, 2014

Norm was always willing to share his considerable knowledge about ancient coins. He was a wonderful person and I'm happy to have known him.

Alexander Barnes

July 19, 2014

Norm was a faithful timekeeper for me for the decade (ca 1970s) I directed the Greenbelt Labor Day 15K.

I know he did this for many others.

We are grateful for his service and extend condolences to his loved ones.

Lina Scorza

July 19, 2014

My husband, Richard, and I shared many common interests with Norm. We are deeply saddened by his passing and will miss him.

IRENE ASMAOAH

July 18, 2014

I AM VERY SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVE ONE PLEASE TRUST IN THE GOD OF COMFORT HE WILL SUSTAIN YOU PSALMS 83;18.

Julian Leidman

July 18, 2014

I always enjoyed my interactions with Norman and his sense of humor. Sorry to see him pass on. My condolences to the family.

Randy Yohe

July 18, 2014

Norm was my mentor as a field event and race walking official. I spent days learning everything I could from him. He always had interesting side stories and a different perspective than the rest of us. It was a great joy for me anytime I got to work with him. I will miss that smirk of a smile and those glances he used to give me. -- Randy Yohe

Sharon Good

July 18, 2014

Norm was the reason I am an implement inspector and taught me much about officiating in general. I will really miss his advice.
Sharon Good