James P. Brandt, age 90, of Sylvania passed away November 29, 2021. James was born in Toledo, Ohio to Paul Brandt and Dorthy Vernum on March 7, 1931. Surviving are his wife, Dianne Rita Brandt; children, Lawrence (Phuong) Brandt, Debra (Tony) Hill, James (Louise) Brandt and Douglas Brandt; extended family, Cathy (Mike) Segrist, Christine (Dave) Fisher, Carole (Dan) Lulfs, Dan (Colleen) Cappelletty and Sandy (Tom) Burt. Also survived by many grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews. James was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Joan Gruber.
James graduated from De Vilbiss High School in 1949. From 1950 to 1952, James served in the United States Marine Corp as Sergeant during the Korean conflict. After serving in the military, James became an apprentice in Local 50 Plumbers and Pipefitters. He worked at Johnson Controls for over 30 years, eventually assuming position of field superintendent for all new temperature control construction projects. James was talented in woodworking and most types of construction and his skills are evident in many of his children's homes. He had a talent for fixing the most improbable of furniture to look brand new.
For thirty-seven years, James and Dianne spent summers at Lake Diane in Michigan and hosted many, many parties for their family and friends. All the children and grandchildren have many happy memories growing up at the lake. James had a passion for bass fishing and was very often seen out on the lake looking for the big one. His final days were spent surrounded by the family and friends he loved so much. His family would like to thank Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice of Ohio, especially Sean Sullivan, Hospice RN, and Tim Rabara, Spiritual Care Coordinator, for their compassionate care and loving support.
Services will be Thursday, December 2, 2021 in the Thos. I. Wisniewski Funeral Home 2426 North Reynolds Rd. Toledo, OH. 43615 where the family will receive guests at 10:30 a.m. with the service beginning at 11:00 a.m. For the safety of everyone, we ask that you please wear a mask. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice or Little Flower Church Society of St. Vincent DePaul.