Robert C. \n"Bob" Brandon, 74, of Butler, passed away \nunexpectedly on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 in the \ncomfort of his home shared with his wife and golden \nretriever.\n\n"A thousand moments that I had just taken for \ngranted - mostly because I had assumed that there \nwould be a thousand more" - quote by Morgan Matson\n\n\nBorn January 12, 1947, in Butler, the son of the \nlate Dr. William Frank and Elva Jean (Shanor) \nBrandon. He spent the majority of his youth residing \nin the Meadowood neighborhood of Butler Township.\n\nHe was a 1964 graduate of Butler High School, \nremaining in close contact with fellow classmates, \nwith faithful involvement in planning class \nreunions. Following high school, he attended Penn \nTechnical Institute to study Broadcast Electronics. \nHe secured a job with WEEP radio in Pittsburgh as \nchief engineer.\n\nHe is survived by his wife of almost 51 years, \nCharlotte M. (Rowley) Brandon, whom he married on \nFebruary 6, 1971; three daughters, Deanna (James) \nHerrle of Butler, Carla (Guillermo) Sanchez of \nPittsburgh, and Amie (David) Hull of Cranberry \nTownship; eight grandchildren - Emma, Ellie, \nSavannah, & Naomi Herrle, Sofia and Evelyn Sanchez, \nand Abigail and Benjamin Hull; a brother Ron Brandon \nand his wife, Joyce, of Valencia; a sister Kathy \nRogerson and her husband Pete, of Butler; numerous \nnieces and nephews; and last but certainly not \nleast, his beloved Golden Retriever of 4 years, Doc.\n\nBob was a proud member of his Butler community. He \nbegan his radio career at the old WBUT radio studio \noff McQuistion Road while a teenager, airing the \nFriday night Butler High Football games in 1961. \nDuring the summer of 1963, leading into his senior \nyear of high school, Bob had his own radio show on \nWBUT, playing the most popular music of the day. \nAfter his marriage, he relocated to Fort Wayne, \nIndiana working for WOWO radio and later purchasing \nWPGW radio in Portland, Indiana. In 1978, he moved \nhis young family back to the Butler community and \npurchased WBUT, which he owned and operated, along \nwith WLER and WISR, until his retirement in 1997.\n\nBob spent time traveling the United States. Visiting \nfamily & friends near and far, traveling to 49 of \nthe 50 states, making two road trips to Alaska, in \n1997 & 2016. Many trips centered around the American \nAustin Bantam antique car club and Model T shows. In \n2002, he discovered a new hobby of soaring the skies \nin his powered parachute, taking aerial photos of \nthe scenery below. In recent years, he most enjoyed \nRV trips with his wife. This past spring, he burst \nwith excitement helping to restore the Jimmy \nBashline Jay Bee miniature circus, bringing it back \nto Butler. He was currently in the midst of \nrestoring his 1940 Bantam Roadster, as well as hand \ncrafting wooden trophies shaped as the Butler Bantam \nbuilding in great anticipation of the car show being \nheld in Butler, summer of 2022.\n\n"He will be greatly missed" isn't enough to express \nthe deep void Bob's family is experiencing. He was a \nfamily man - funny, generous & kind. He delighted in \ngenealogy and family history research. But most \nimportantly, he was a constant in the daily lives of \nhis wife and his three daughters and their families. \nHe was known as Pap-Pap to 7 granddaughters and one \ngrandson, who thought the world of him and his \nsilliness & creativity. He was guilty of spoiling \nevery golden retriever he owned over the past 30 \nyears.\n\nArrangements have been entrusted with the \nThompson-Miller Funeral Home of Butler. A private \nburial will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery. A \nCelebration of Life service is being planned for a \nfuture date.\n\nIn lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made \nto Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City \nRoad, Renfrew, PA 16053 or Donor's Choice of \nCharity.