VOL. 17 ISSUE NO. 36   |   SEPTEMBER 7 – 13, 2011


Jane C. Brandt

Former resident of Cave Creek, Ariz. and Stewartsville, NJ

Jane Curtis Brandt, 71, of Stewartsville, NJ, and formerly of Westfield, died Monday, September 5, 2011 in Morristown Memorial Hospital, after a brief, but valiant struggle with cancer.

Relatives and friends are invited to the Visitation from 4 – 8 p.m. Thursday, September 8, at Gray Funeral Home, 318 E. Broad St., Westfield, NJ. (Visit www.grayfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences).  The Service of Remembrance will begin at 11 a.m., Friday September 9, 2011 in the First United Methodist Church, 1 E. Broad Street, Westfield. Private interment will follow later in Fairview Cemetery.

Born in Plainfied, NJ, and raised in North Plainfield, Jane married and raised six children in Westfield. She later operated a secretarial business in Manahawkin, NJ, and Cave Creek, AZ. Jane was an accomplished author who wrote newspaper columns, and published a recipe book. Jane was also a legal secretary and served as a liason for political candidates. She volunteered for many years at the Westfield Rescue Squad and the Westfield Service League.

Active in theatre, Jane held many leading roles, and won awards for her performances. A realtor, she also enjoyed selling homes in Arizona, and New Jersey. She had many varied interests, and friends, and felt great comfort from her beloved pets.

Surviving Jane are her six children: Susan B. McCrea of Westfield, Ellen Scott Brandt and her husband James Peralta of Bernardsville, NJ, Charles J. Brandt of Garwood, NJ, Jane E. Garretson and husband Mark of Westfield, Carolyn C. Bickford and her husband Edward (Ted) of Needham, MA, and Theodore A. Brandt and his wife Jessica of Tempe, AZ, 15 grandchildren, and brother: William Curtis of Scottsdale, AZ. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.