David M. Brandon, 43, of Syracuse, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 while on vacation with friends in Bangor, Maine.
He was born June 27, 1978, in Syracuse, the son of Russell E. and Lydia A. (Raflowski) Brandon. He was a graduate of ESM schools, received his Bachelor’s degree from Marist College and his Master’s degree from LeMoyne College. Prior to teaching English at ESM High School, he was a Producer for Guiding Light in New York City, and was a producer on several movies and TV shows in Hollywood, California.
David served as New York State President of DECA from 1995-1996. He was also the director and producer for the ESM Spartan Stage. He was a parishioner of St. Matthew’s Church.
He was predeceased by his grandparents, Russell E. & Helen (Buillion) Brandon and Henry F. & Antoinette (Anastas) Raflowski; and numerous great aunts and uncles.
David is survived by his parents, Russell & Lydia Brandon of East Syracuse, NY; brother, Russell H. (Amy) Brandon of Williamsville, NY and their children, RJ, Jack & Grace Brandon; brother, Gregg G. (Stacey) Brandon of Orchard Park, NY and their children, Chase & Avery Brandon; his great aunt, Carmella DePietro; special friend, Christina McDermott; and his best 4 legged friend, Lester.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 6 at 12 noon at St. Matthews Church, East Syracuse. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9 am – 11:45 am at the church, prior to the Mass. Private interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Minoa at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donating to a Scholarship Fund that is being set up in David’s name at ESM Central High School, 6400 Fremont Road, East Syracuse, NY 13057 or Helping Hounds, 7268 Caswell Avenue, North Syracuse, NY 13212.
Arrangements are with Delaney Greabell Adydan Funeral Home, East Syracuse.
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