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Olympia S. "Lynn" Brandt passed away at 10:25 a.m. Monday (Jan. 8, 2018) in Sharon Regional Medical Center. She had just recently turned 93.
Mrs. Brandt was born Dec. 26, 1924, at home in Farrell, a daughter of Pasquale and Rosalie (Caputo) Missory, who immigrated to the Shenango Valley from Italy.
She was a 1943 graduate of Farrell High School.
She then worked as a clerk at the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp. for 10 years.
It was while participating in the Westinghouse Bowling League that Lynn met her husband, Robert E. Brandt. They were married May 28, 1948, in St. Anthony's Church, Sharon.
A homemaker for many years, she later worked as a home-care provider four years. Lynn ultimately retired from Riverside Grocery Store, Hermitage, where she worked as the bakery's head salesperson for 23 years.
A devout Catholic, she was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Sharon, and former member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Farrell.
Lynn enjoyed being outdoors in her garden and swimming at the Buhl Club. She also enjoyed her daily prayers, reading, sewing and watching old movies.
An exceptional cook, Lynn loved cooking foods of her Italian heritage, especially meatballs, which were her specialty.
Lynn was a kind-hearted woman who loved her family dearly. Raising her children and grandchildren was her greatest joy and proudest accomplishment.
Surviving are: a daughter, Karen (Thomas) Churlik, Hermitage; a son, Robert (Charlene) Brandt, Newton Falls, Ohio; two grandchildren, Jessica (Jesse) Churlik Hogg, Columbiana, Ohio, and Taylor Brandt, Newton Falls.
Besides her parents, Lynn was preceded in death by: her husband of 68 years, Robert Brandt; two sisters, Mary Toriello and Janette Dogan; and four brothers, Lawrence, Anthony, Albert and Jerry Missory.
Published on January 9, 2018
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