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Michael A. Brandl

9/17/2013



Michael A. Brandl, age 60 of Wayne, died on Tuesday, September 17, 2013. He has been a resident of Wayne for twenty six years.

Michael was born in Passaic and grew up in Clifton. He graduated from Pope Pius XII High School with the class of 1971. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from The Wharton School of Business. Michael was a partner of the CPA firm “Maher & Brandl” in Pompton Lakes from 1980 to 1998. He subsequently had his own firm, “Michael A. Brandl, CPA, P.C.” based in Wayne.

Mike was an avid card player and sports fan. Blackjack and poker were among his favorites and he was very good. He had regular games with his friends, frequent trips to Atlantic City, and most of his vacations were to Caribbean destinations that offered gambling. Mike also loved sports and had been active with the Wayne PAL for many years. He coached basketball and baseball while his two sons were growing up and he continued to support the PAL, currently sitting on the Board of Trustees.

He was a great dad, always active with his boys and he was there at every game he could make it to. They played hoops in the driveway often and had attended many Yankee’s home games together. They had been making an annual trip to Fenway Park too, leaving the Yankees jerseys home, of course. Along with his sons, Mike had been to many of the ballparks around the country and together they dreamed about doing a ‘ballpark tour’ across the nation. He was a big football fan and college basketball fan too. Mike also loved to read the NY Post every morning, completing the crossword and Sudoku each day. Then he would have a little one-on-one time with their dog Milo playing ball.

In the 1980’s, Mike’s sister introduced him to Juliana (Rosta). He proposed to her in Atlantic City and they married on May 21, 1988 at St. Stephen’s RC Church, Passaic. Mike planned a wonderful honeymoon to the Hawaiian Islands, including a return layover in Las Vegas so he could play some cards. They’ve enjoyed twenty five years devoted to one another in a “best friends” marriage. Mike was a wonderful husband and they were inseparable partners. Mike had a large heart and always put everyone first before himself.

Mike is survived by his loving wife Juliana, two sons; Jonathan and Joseph of Wayne, his parents; Michael and Katherine Brandl of Hewitt, two sisters; Linda Brandl of Whippany and Maryann Moran and her husband Timothy of Hewitt, and a large family of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne, on Friday, September 20, 2013 from 4-8 PM.

Funeral Services will be held at 9:30 AM on Saturday, September 21 from the funeral home, then to St. Mary’s RC Church, Pompton Lakes, where at 10:30 AM a Funeral Mass will be offered.

Friends wishing to honor Mike’s memory with a donation are asked to please consider the Wayne PAL, 1 PAL Drive, Wayne, NJ 07470 or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Guest Book

9/18/2013

There are no words to express how deeply sorry we are for your lose. Michael was a wonderful person and he will truly be missed.

Susan, Dave, Dana & Allison Freeswick

9/18/2013

Our hearts are aching for you at this very sad time. Michael was a great guy and he will truly be missed by all....hoping the love and support of family and friends will help ease your sorrow. May he rest in peace.

Rick, Diane, Pat, Cory and Tyler Wilson

9/18/2013

Juli, Jonathan & Joe Please accept my sincerest sympathies on the passing of your beloved husband and dear father. I will forever treasure the memories which I had the wonderful opportunity to experience with Mike throughout a lifetime. He brought a very unique & magical enthusiasm to each and every experience. He truly was special in that way & he will never be forgotten. I hope & pray that in this time of sorrow that you all someday soon find peace & solace in your fond memories of him. I am certain they will be cherished in your hearts forever. Sincerely with Deepest Sorrow & May God Bless You All! Sully,

Ken Sullivan

9/18/2013

Juliana, Jon and Joe - my sincerest sympathies to you all. I am going to miss Mickey very much. He was a wonderful friend and a great guy. A true gentleman. I will never forget him. big hugs to you all. He will live on in all our hearts forever. May God bless you Love, Tracy

Tracy Martin

9/18/2013

Moleman, Saw you a couple weeks ago. Can't believe this. I will see you in heaven.

Mike Gardinier

9/19/2013

Juliana, Jon and Joe my heart reaches out to you at this very sad time. Mike was a good freind and I will miss him so much. Sorry I can not be there with you, but business has pulled from the country. My thouths are aways with you.

Jack Tant

9/19/2013

Dear Julie, Mike was a great guy who I was able to count on during my difficult times. He was there to answer questions and help me wade my way through the paperwork. I am truly sorry for your loss and only wish I could provide you the comfort you need now. Please feel free to reach out to me, I will be there for you as a friend whenever needed. God bless you and your boys. Marie Kaplan Gamarello

Marie Gamarello

9/19/2013

Maryann so sorry for the loss of your brother. Wonder if you remember me from Botany Village and School#12. My deepest sympathy to you and all of your family. Heidi Gentile (Racz)

Heidi Gentile (Racz)

9/19/2013

Just a great guy in many ways. He will be missed.

John Tomaskovic

9/19/2013

Juliann I was so sorry to hear about Michael's passing. I always liked him. My prayers are with you and your sons. Pat DePrima

Pat DePrima

9/19/2013

Dear Aunt Kate,Uncle Mike,Juliana, Jonathan, Joe, Maryann and Linda, Im shocked and very saddened and want to express my sincerest condolence for your loss. Our family has lost a great man whose love and kindness will be dearly missed. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all and that the strength and love of the family that made Mike the man he is, will see us through. My tears flow, from Lebanon, Rest in peace Cuz.

Gary Brandl

9/19/2013

Brandl Family - please accept my deepest sympathies during this trying time. Mike was an absolute gentleman and it was my pleasure to get to know him during my days at the PAL. He was a credit to his family and the community.

Kevin Connelly

9/19/2013

Dear Brandl Family - so sorry for your loss. Always a gentleman with a friendly hello. May your memories bring you comfort..

Laurie Strippoli (PAL)

9/19/2013

Dear Julie, Joe & Jon, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time. The Albanese Family

Lisa & Pete Albanese

9/19/2013

Dear Julie and family, There are no words to express how deeply sorry we are for your lose. Mike was a wonderful person and he will truly be missed. May God keep you and your family close in his care and see you all though this difficult time. With our deepest sympathy, Richard & Teresa Vihti

Richard & Teresa Vihti

9/19/2013

MIKE, YOU ARE GOING TO BE VERY MISSED BY ME AND I AM SURE OF MANY OTHERS. I LOVED YOU SO MUCH AND YOU WERE OF SO MUCH HELP TO ME WHEN MY DAVID DIED. YOU WERE A GREAT FRIEND AS WELL AS A WONDERFUL CPA FOR ME AND MY OFFICE AND OUR BUILDING. I AM NOT SURE WHAT I AM GOING TO DO WITHOUT YOU. YOU WILL BE LOVED AND MISSED BY ME VERY VERY MUCH. MY CONDOLENCE TO YOUR WHOLE FAMILY, PAULA

PAULA ASARO

9/19/2013

Mrs.Brandl,Jon, and Joe my prayers and thoughts are with you and your entire family. Your father was a great man always sporting a smile. May the angels be with him.

Mike DeBenedetto

9/19/2013

Julie, our thoughts are with you and your family,a good man has left us to soon.

Nick & Kim Volpe

9/19/2013

Dear Julie, Jon, and Joe, I love you and I'm so sorry. I will miss Mike

Kelly Nolan

9/19/2013

So sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Les and Diane Banya

Diane Banya

9/19/2013

Julie Jon and Joe- You guys are like family to me and to hear about mike dying is heartbreaking. I am so sorry for your loss and if you need anything you know my family and I are here for you.

Lauren Nolan

9/19/2013

Dear Julie, Jonathan & Joe, Please accept our sympathy during this very difficult time. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sharon, Matt, Brandon & Jenna

Sharon Siegel

9/19/2013

We were all so sorry to hear the news. May your memories together and the love of family and friends help console you. Rest in peace Michael.

John & Chris Sauer

9/19/2013

To the entire Brandl family, especially Julie, Jon, and Joe, It is with a very heavy heart that I express how deeply sorry we all are to hear of Mr Brandl's untimely passing. As a family, you all made a great impact on my childhood and for that I thank you all. Jon and Joe your father was a great man and left behind two great sons! I'm so so sorry for your loss and as always, if there is anything that any of you need please don't ever hesitate to ask. May God watch over Mr Brandl and bring him to his right hand in the Kingdom of Heaven and be with all of his loved ones as they rightfully mourn the loss of a great man. God bless you all.

Joseph Daibes and Family

9/19/2013

Dear Julie , Jon and Joe , Our deepest condolences to you all. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Michael was a great guy. He will live on in our hearts. God bless you and all your family . Love and prayers, The Renzulli Family

Nora and Rich Renzulli and Family

9/20/2013

Dear Julie, I am so sorry for your loss for you and your boys. Mike is a great guy and he will be missed dearly.

john j maita

9/20/2013

Jon and Brandl family, My deepest sympathies on your loss. Was just chatting with him at PAL poker. He was always a gentleman and very nice to me. God bless. Love and prayers from Henao Family.

William Henao

9/20/2013

Dear Julie, Jon and Joey, We were so saddened to hear about Mike. We are heartbroken for you and hope that your faith and love for each other will help you through these difficult times. Mike was such a good and sincere friend to so many people. Always a kind word and a smile is how we will remember him. A true friend and a gentleman whom we should all aspire to emulate in our own lives. Please know that we are there for you if you need anything. Love and peace to you all.

Mark, Denise & Ryan Kermode

9/20/2013

Julie, Jon & Joey ....I can't express how sad I am for all of you. Michael was such a great guy. We will forever miss that sweet man. I'm here if you need me. Love & prayers... Leah & Mom

Leah Driscoll

9/20/2013

Julie, Jon and Joey, Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Sincerely , Robin and Gerry

Robin Sinski and gerry donnelly

9/20/2013

Dear Julie, Johnathan & Joseph -Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of our wonderful friend Mole. He was like a part of my family (my brother Mark considered him a 2nd Brother)My Mom & Bart cared for him very much.We all have lost a great man who will be missed each day. May God watch over your family & give you strength & peace now & always.I'm sure that Mole will be watching over all of you with pride & love. Fond regards, Joyce Piccirillo 9/20/13

Joyce Piccirillo

9/20/2013

Dear Julie, Jon, & Joe.. Sorry for your loss. Mike was a great guy. He was always happy, he has a great soul. He will be missed.

George Mieczkowski

9/20/2013

Jon and family we are so sorry for your loss are prays and thoughts are with you.

Connie Wanger & Ann Stivali (PALBingo)

9/20/2013

Julie, Jon and Joe, There are no words to express the lost of a loved one. My sincerest sympathy to all of you. Mike has been a friend for many years and he is going to be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Pam Tomaskovic

9/20/2013

Dear Juliana, My family and I would like to extend our deepest and sincerest sympathies to all of Michael's family and friends. We are deeply sorry for your loss, for it is a great one. You're in our prayers and thoughts. Keep your memories close to your hearts and may Micheal rest in peace. God Bless, Joseph Pitak and Family

Joseph Pitak and Family

9/20/2013

I do not have anything to look forward to now since my "brother from another mother" has departed with God. Our 47 years of joint activities together is now finished and I will never experience a friend and comrade like Benji in my lifetime. May he rest in peace and may I join him in Heaven down the road to laugh and relive our one of a kind memories. You were the best!

Passaic

9/21/2013

Dear Julie, Jon, and Joe, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Your house was like a second home for me growing up, and I will never forget all of the great times we had playing basketball together and watching various sporting games. Your father was an incredible man and always made me feel right at home; for that I will always be grateful. Your dad raised two incredible sons who I am lucky enough to call friends. You all are in my thoughts and prayers, and if you ever need anything please do not hesitate to reach out.

Eric Baum

9/21/2013

MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF THE BRANDL'S AND HOPE THAT YOUR MEMORIES OF THE GOOD TIMES,WILL HELP DURING THE SAD TIMES. SINCERELY JOYCE VOS

joyce vos

9/21/2013

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Juliana and the entire family.

Bill Nienajadly

9/21/2013

Julie, Jon & Joe, I am so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts & prayers to you!

Jeff Latyak

9/22/2013

Julie, Jon, and Joe, Sorry for your loss. Will miss Mike with his smile and he was always a gentleman. Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family. I will miss working with him on Thursday night Bingo.

Bob and Marge Allstaedt

9/23/2013

We are very sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers during this difficult time.

Charlene & Dominic Benincasa

9/25/2013

We are very sorry for your loss,we enjoyed our visits with Mike. He will missed by the Sweeny family.

Gale & Jack Sweeny

9/25/2013

What a great guy! we just got the sad news from Ernie at Rotary today and are heartbroken after Mike's great recovery over his health so recently. We always enjoyed our visit once a year and reminisced about going to Pompton to see him and our times at Spa 23. Our family will be so sad for you to lose him after he fought the good fight and showed what a brave and positive man he was. His family brings the biggest smile and starts all the stories but we loved to see him so happy and will only remember him that way.

Halsey and Joanne Hunt

9/26/2013

Julie,Jon, and Joe, I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys at this hard time. ~Danny

Kayal Family

9/27/2013

In the past 32 years of knowing Mike, we knew that he was a blessing in our lives in so many ways. We just found out today of his passing. Our prayers are with you and the great sons you have. He spoke how strong you are Julie. As hard as it is now, your strength will keep the family going. Mike is at peace in GOD'S hands.

Esther Pugatch & Bob Braunworth

9/29/2013

Dear Brandl family... John Dan and Ryan and myself Maura send our sympathy to all of you. We were all very sorry to hear. The Kayals

Maura Kayal

10/3/2013

We too just found out of Mike's passing. Our deepest sympathy for your loss. May your memories of him find comfort in you.

Jerry, Fran, Michelle & Chris Lala


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