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David F. Brandley ’48

Published in Apr. 19, 2006, issue

Dave died Feb. 12, 2006.

He was the epitome of loyalty. He was loyal to family, to clients, to friends, to Princeton, to the Class of 1948. He was forever thoughtful. He was very much a people person.

Dave was a graduate of Severn School in Maryland and graduated from Princeton with a bachelor's in mechanical engineering. He was in the NROTC program from 1944 to 1946, was on the JV lacrosse and JV wrestling teams, and dined at Colonial.

After Princeton there were three years at Columbia Law School followed by admission to the New Jersey bar and partnership at his father's law practice. Dave's general practice was in the Caldwell, N.J., area, where he also served as a municipal magistrate from 1960 to 1963.

Rather whimsically Dave remarked, "I probably don't know any more about law than engineering, but the clients haven't caught on so far."

In 1953 Lynn Ward and Dave married and produced David Jr. and daughter Dana. Lynn died in 1983. A year later he married childhood friend Joan Cassidy.

Dave is survived by Joan, his children, three stepchildren, 11 grandchildren, countless other relatives, and a host of friends and admirers. The class extends condolences to them all on the death of one of our own, a great favorite.

The Class of 1948

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