Robert Lloyd “Bob” Brandt, 74, of Blairstown, New Jersey, died at Newton Medical Center on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother and friend who will be greatly missed by many.

He was a proud member of the North Warren Board of Education for over 20 years and served in many different offices, including as delegate and alternate for the New Jersey School Boards Association. He also participated in various subcommittees, including Partners in Education and Goals 2000, reactivated the NWR Education Foundation and frequently assisted the PTO. He could often be found at the high school enjoying the plays and sporting events, helping the marching band parents with food sales, or chaperoning various school trips.

“Bob dedicated over 23 years to the North Warren Board of Education, earning Distinguished Board Member status and serving as the NWR representative to the Delegate Assembly for most of that time,” said Sarah Bilotti, formerly the superintendent of North Warren Regional School District and now the superintendent of Pascack Valley Regional School District. “He was a dear friend and trusted colleague. He not only attended county SBA meetings but was also integral to orchestrating attendance at those meetings by the majority of the North Warren board for my entire tenure at the district (and likely prior to my arrival). Bob gave not only his time to the district, but generously donated also, even single-handedly founding the North Warren Education Foundation. His kind heart and gentle spirit will be greatly missed. His impact will be felt by students at North Warren for generations to come.”

Chris Heagele, the former school business administrator for the North Warren Regional School District (and now the school business administrator for the Warren Township Board of Education) said, “Bob gave of his time, talent and treasures to the North Warren Board of Education and greater community for over two decades. As an active board member, Bob served the students, parents, staff and taxpayers of the North Warren community in so many ways. He served actively on the board’s committees and generously gave of himself always. He was a true friend of education.”

Brandt also served as the vice president of the Warren County School Boards Association and represented Warren County on NJSBA’s board of directors. He was a Certified Board Member, Master Board Member and Certified Board Leader.

Born in New York City to the late Martin and Sylvia (Beckerman) Brandt, he grew up in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. He attended Newark College of Engineering (NJIT), where he earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. He was a corporal in the Army National Guard and was awarded a sharpshooter badge. He was in the process of pursuing a Master of Education at Rutgers University before going to work at and eventually running the family business, Brandt Box and Paper Co., where he was still active over 50 years later. He also owned the local party store, A Party Plus Outlet, for 12 years with his wife.

He strongly believed in always giving back to the community. He was an active member of the North Warren Lions Club for many years where he held numerous positions, including club president. He also was district governor from 2013-2014 for District 16-D, region chair from 2008-2010, and helped to introduce the Leo Club program at North Warren. He could often be found at town events such as the annual Fourth of July celebration at Footbridge Park, flipping funnel cakes and swirling cotton candy, or participating in the local haunted house as Frankenstein. Additionally, he volunteered for the Warren County Community Response Team and initiated a recreational basketball league for the middle school.

He loved spending time with his family, traveling abroad, going out to eat, or simply hanging out at home. He also enjoyed playing the piano, watching Hallmark movies, exploring Boston, going to Disney and shopping.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years: Cathy Ann (Dugan) Brandt; His daughters: Deborah (Brandt) Landry and husband Charles III of Strasburg, Pennsylvania; Diane Brandt-Iosca and her husband Adam Iosca of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania; Sarah (Brandt) Taylor and her husband Nicholas of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina; his grandchildren: Charles IV, Patrick, Benjamin, Julie, Sabina and Katie Landry and Humphrey and Ryleigh Taylor; his brothers, Barry Brandt and his wife Andrea, Harvey Brandt and his wife Linda; and many in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were by Newbaker Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Brandt’s memory to: The North Warren Lions Club c/o Robert Blum, CPA – 405 Front St. Belvidere, NJ 07823