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Edwin E. Brandon
April 12, 1928 - October 3, 2019

Salem- Edwin E. Brandon “Junior”, a dedicated father to daughter, Janet M. (Brandon) Stinson and her husband (Arthur C. Stinson) of Salem, OR. and son, Ken E. Brandon of Albany, OR went to heaven on October 3, 2019, at the age of 91. A loyal husband to Sada H. Brandon, from Aomori, Japan, whom he married in February, 1959 until her passing in July, 2016. Edwin is also survived by granddaughters, Nikita and Courtney, and a great grandson, Caleb.

Born April 12, 1928 near Kendrick, Idaho to Edwin T. Brandon and Ethel M. (Peairs) Brandon, He is survived by his younger sister, Dorothy M. (Brandon) Ward of Rockford, WA. Edwin had two younger brothers, Arthur L. Brandon and Glenn W. Brandon, both preceded him in passing.

Edwin proudly served as a weather observer in the military for over 20 years. Soon after World War II, he entered into the Army Air Corp. Edwin was stationed in Washington DC in 1950. He traveled to approximately 20 countries, until retiring as a Staff Sergeant of the US Air Force, in 1968. Edwin was stationed in French Morocco, Japan, southern California, and Klamath Falls, Oregon, just to name a few. He earned a Good Conduct Medal. Moving to Stayton in 1968, after his retirement, he enjoyed his short time as an office supplies salesman, traveling the local area. Edwin worked for Stayton Canning/Norpac Foods from 1969 until 1990.

While living on Washington St. in Stayton for over 43 years, Edwin enjoyed his walks with family dogs ‘Sumo” and “Marlo, visiting neighbors along the way and stopping in at the Donut Shop near the old Safeway Mall. He always looked forward to his coffee treat at the Santiam Hospital after his visits to his primary care doctor. In early 2017, Edwin relocated to The Springs Living in north Salem, and became part of a caring community, enjoying good food, bingo and weekly men’s meetings until his passing.

Since 1980, Edwin extensively researched family ancestry, going back to 1066 and the Battle of Hastings. He wrote over 25 notebooks about his heritage. These valuable works have been passed to the capable hands of his nephew, David Brandon of Austin, TX. He also enjoyed trout fishing on local lakes and rivers, traveling, photography, and bowling. Edwin was a simple man who lived anything but a simple life. At his request there will be no public service. His cremains will be inurned At Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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