Brandy, Bob

Friday, February 28, 2003
Bob Brandy and Rebel
Bob Brandy and Rebel
- photo by WTVC

Bob Brandenburg, who was known as Bob Brandy for his longtime childrens program on local television, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2003. He was 72.

He was born in Washington, D.C., son of the late Robert L. and Mabel Myers Brandenburg.

Mr. Brandy began his career in radio in 1952 after graduating from the Pathfinder School of Radio and Television. He took an announcing job with WGBA radio in Columbus, Ga., and moved to WRBL, the CBS affiliate in that city nine months later.

He had been affiliated with WTVC NewsChannel 9 since 1958, retiring as local sales manager in 2001. He was a member of Red Bank Presbyterian Church and was a veteran.

At the time of his death, Mr. Brandy was consulting for the station and raising money to pay for underprivileged children to attend the NewsChannel 9 Science Theater.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Steven L. Brandenburg; and a brother, Richard L. Brandenburg.

Survivors are his wife, Belinda G. Brandenburg; son, Michael E. (Sharon) Brandenburg of Ellerslie, Ga.; two daughters, Sharon V. Brandenburg of Panama City, Fla., and Rita C. Patterson of Chattanooga; four grandchildren, Amy B. (Jason) Pearson of Ellerslie, Ga.; Ginger B. (Adam) Hayes of Rome, Ga.; Mark Brandenburg of Chattanooga and Rebecca B. (Daniel) Bost of Chattanooga; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Everette Gossett officiating.

Burial will be at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to WTVC NewsChannel 9 Science Education Theater, P.O. Box 60028, Chattanooga, TN 37406-0028, to be designated for assistance to underprivileged children.

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