Charles Edward Brandt Jr., a retired metals executive, died of complications from cancer Dec. 30 at the Charlestown retirement community. The former Mount Vernon resident was 87
Born in Baltimore and raised in Ten Hills, he was a 1945 graduate of McDonogh School, where he played football and lacrosse and wrestled. He was named a 1945 honorable mention for the Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Memorial Cup.
He enlisted in the Navy and was assigned to Bainbridge in Cecil County and later posted to a Key West, Fla., submarine base.
He earned a business degree at Monmouth College and played on the school's varsity tennis team.
He joined the family metal fabricating...