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Lawrence Nelson Brandt

July 7, 1927 ~ February 22, 2016 (age 88)
BRANDT LAWRENCE N. BRANDT Prominent Washington, DC Real Estate Developer Lawrence "Larry" Nelson Brandt, born July 7, 1927 in Washington, DC, passed away February 22, 2016, in Rochester, MN from complications following heart surgery. Larry is survived by his wife of 60 years, Evelyn Toby Rauch Brandt; his daughter Lisa Beek (Clifford) and sons Andrew (Lisa) and Robert (Hilary); and seven grandchildren: Jennifer Beek Hunter (Bradley), Jonathan Beek, Samuel Brandt, Maxwell Brandt, William Brandt, Matthew Brandt and Melissa Brandt. He was pre-deceased by his father Harry Andrew Brandt, mother Yetta Brandt Millenson and brother Dr. Frederick Brandt. Larry was a 1945 graduate of Roosevelt High School in Washington, DC and attended the University of Maryland. He also served in the United States Army. Larry was an active and productive real estate developer in the Washington, DC area for more than 60 years. He developed over 40 projects, including single-family homes, townhouses, condominiums, rental apartments, commercial office buildings and hotels. Larry was a member of Washington Hebrew Congregation. He and Evelyn had a lifelong appreciation for the performing and decorative arts. For 22 years he and his wife Evelyn enjoyed a home at The Greenbrier, which was the site of many family gatherings and time spent on the golf course. He was most proud of his family and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He truly put them above all else in his life. Services will be held on Sunday, February 28 at 1 p.m. at Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016. Interment will follow at Garden of Remembrance Memorial Park, Clarksburg, MD. The Brandt family will observe Shiva at the Family Home Sunday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. and Monday evening from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions on behalf of Mr. Brandt may be made to: Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street, SW, Rochester, MN 55905, or the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2000B South Club Drive, Landover, MD 20785.
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