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May 15, 1937 - March 21, 2021
Celebration of life will be held on April 24, 2021 at 1 o’clock pm at the Veterans Memorial Center 400 Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island, Florida 32952.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Legion Post 344 at 400 Sykes Creek Parkway Merritt Island, Florida 32952.
Interment will be at a later date at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery
David D Brand passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones on March 21, 2021. David was born on May 15, 1937 in Drummondville, Quebec Canada to James and Zaida Brand.
In March 1959, he joined the American Air Force, and was stationed at Orlando Air Force Base Orlando, Florida in the 1365th Photographic Squadron. His passion, and talent for photography as a youth led him to his career as an Aerospace Film Editor at Kennedy Space Center during the Apollo and Space Shuttle era. During this time, he studied and received his Master’s degree in Psychology.
After retirement, David became heavily involved at the American Legion Post 344, Merritt Island, Florida serving as the Post Commander, and Adjutant. As, commander he was instrumental in coordination with Boy Scouts of America and the American Legion Department of Florida, in the design of the American Legion Eagle Scout Pin.
David was a true Florida Gator football fan, who coached the team from the comfort of his recliner, loved traveling to Canada, Scotland, and the Mountains to visit family.
David is preceded in death by his Father James, Mother Zaida, and Brother Bill. He is survived by his Wife Diane, 4 Children Brooke (Fred) West, Carrie Bane, Denice Hayes, Dennis Hayes. 6 Grandchildren Nikkolos Czaban, Olivia Arnold, Elliott Arnold, Davida Bane, Dustin Kent, Dylan Morales. 4 Great Grandchildren Natalie, Hunter, Hudson, Margaux. Sister-in-law Jolanda, 2 Nieces Sindy, Samantha, 1 Nephew Adam.
He will always be in our hearts and greatly missed.