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Arthur E. Brandt, 65, of Carlisle, passed away after a long battle with diabetes on Sunday, October 23, 2011, at Shippensburg Health Care Center. He was born on Thursday, February 28, 1946, in Carlisle, a son of the late Marie (Brandt) Cook and Calvin G. Cook, Jr.

Art was a 1964 graduate of Boiling Springs High School and a 1968 graduate of Lycoming College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology. He was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal and the Army Commendation Medal with 1st Oak Leaf Cluster. Art had worked for the former John Walters Excavating Co., Carlisle, where he was the paving manager and was also a paid driver with the former Friendship Fire Co., Carlisle. Art also formerly owned and operated the Tire Barn in Carlisle. He was a member of Mt. Victory United Methodist Church in Gardners, the Bendersville Fire Co., the former Friendship Fire Co., the 1000 yard Bench Club and the Triple Trophy Hunting Camp. Art was an avid hunter and marksman and had a life long passion for music, whether it be performing or following his children’s music endeavors.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 44 years, Carol A. (Rice) Brandt, one son, William Brandt of Carlisle, two daughters; Dana (and her husband, Travis) Walker of Carlisle and Elisha (and her husband, Jonathan) Rosa of Mt. Pleasant, SC, two sisters; Linda Eberly of Bendersville and Vickie Showers of Gardners, two brothers; Vern Cook and Kevin Cook, both of Bendersville, his stepmother, Nita Cook of Carlisle, five grandsons; Zachary and Tyler Brandt, Bryce Walker and Michael and Matthew Rosa and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the Mt. Victory United Methodist Church, 1 Victory Church Rd., Gardners, with Pastor Bryan Mann officiating. Burial will be private in Ashland Cemetery, Carlisle. Viewing will be on Wednesday from 6 - 8:00 p.m. at the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of services at the church.

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 Fondly remembering Art...My deepest sympathy to Art's family.

Mark Miller
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It's hard for me to say goodbye to a good friend but one day we will be together again. So for now save a place by the fire up at camp for me and we will meet again. Carol and kids I feel your loss and I know it's hard but at least the big guy is at peace.

Alan Mace
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Carol & family. We just want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Bert remembers the time he spent talking with Art at Moyer's gun shop. God Bless.

Bert & Carol Williams
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Dear Brandt Family,
Art was a good friend in high school and a great guy. I'll always remember him singing "Old Man River" in chorus. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Carolyn Shenk class of 65
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you for the loss of a great man who was not only a husband and father to you but to all of us at the Friendship fire co He will be missed by all

Al Mick ( seven )
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I am sorry to hear of Art's passing. My deepest condolences to Carol and her family.

Greg Pickel
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Carol and family,
Our thoughts and prays go out to you and your family.
Art will be missed by a lot of friends. He will always be remember through the Fire Service as a good person.

Bill and Barb Shrawder
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 I am so sorry to learn of Art's passing. I offer my condolences to his wife and family. I am a high school classmate of Art's and graduated with him in 1964.  I remember him as a vital young man and a star of the Boiling Springs football team.  As a member of the band I often saw him play. I also remember him as a very kind, pleasant young person. Unfortunately, over the years, I have only had brief chances to speak with him at class reunions. I will miss him.

James Heckman
A friend
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 I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I admired and respected Art. His service to this country and community and his devotion to his friends and family was without equal.

A friend
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We the class of 1964 have lost another beloved member. I trust that he is with those who have passed before him and that his thought is of some small comfort to those left behind. Art fought bravely against a hateful disease and he lived his life to the best of his ability.  I will remember him as the young man he was so long ago.

John Heckman
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Dear Jon and Elisha,
Losing a parent is so difficult and just want you to know
 we are keeping you and your family in our prayers.
 We love you.

Aunt Debbie, Mandy, Lindsey xoxoxo
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Dear Carol and Family,
Lou and I send our sincerest sympathy to you in your loss of Art. We were so sorry to learn of his passing from Elisha. Our prayers are with all of you.

Mary Rosa Bethea
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 Our hearts go out to you and the family.
May you find peace and strength in the prayers of your friends.

Don and Linda Rosa Thompson
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