ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the memory of my mom, Linda Brandt. Please feel free to share your own remembrance.

Posted by Deb Daniel on October 11, 2019
Miss and love you dear Linda. Especially on our birthday!
Posted by Pam Pahnke on October 10, 2019
Love and miss you so much Linda. You would be so proud of your son. I keep my eye on him and he is doing great. Love you..
Posted by Mary Mckenna on October 10, 2019
Hi honey : u would have been a fabulous 69! U r so missed !! Happy birthday ❤️
Posted by George Craemer on October 10, 2019
Happy Happy Birthday Linda you are greatly missed. Always and Forever your good friend George.
Posted by Paula Shoushani on November 4, 2018
Dearest Linda, There isn't a single day that you don't come to my mind. Last night your presence was so incredibly heavy on my heart. My memories of our times shared together have so many different levels. Your laughter and sense of humor always brightened my day. Breakfast at the Trellis was always such a wonderful time. We always had so much to talk and laugh about, that the time flew right by. Those are times I will cherish forever. I know the waitress always commented on our ability to never run out of things to talk about. My love for you is endless. Thank you for bringing me so much joy. Every sunny day, I know you are shining your love light down on all of us.
Posted by Gloria Casey on October 13, 2018
You are still in our thoughts Linda - rarely do we have a reunion of f/a's where some wonderful stories - staring Linda Brandt - always come up. 
Some beautiful memories!
Posted by Phil Brandt on October 12, 2018
I love you Mom! There was so much joy that can be forgotten bc of what happened... but it was there and I will never forget. I love you so much and I know that you never had regrets. From working multiple jobs when I was a kid, to deciding you wanted to spend your time volunteering at the Clinton Foundation just after you retired from AA and taking CS courses to get up to speed. You kept trying to move forward, and have always been my inspiration, even if it was tough for you. I will always cherish the things you taught me. I love you so much.
Posted by Deb Daniel on October 11, 2018
Happy heavenly birthday dear friend. Love you and miss you! Deb
Posted by John Shelton on October 10, 2018
Have been thinking about you Last couple of Days always do this time of year didn’t realize it was your Day
Posted by Gaye Rowland on October 10, 2018
Being a fellow F/A , although with Pan Am we always had plenty to talk about , in addition to her wonderful son who we first met at
Wooster school where our daughter , Lindsay was in class with Philip.
Still so shocked at her passing.
She made me laugh!!!
Gaye Rowland
Posted by Kimberly Kenney on October 10, 2018
Happy Birthday in Heaven, dear Linda. You have no idea how much you’re missed. 
Posted by Pam Pahnke on October 10, 2018
Happy Birthday sweet Linda... Miss you so much. When I see this photo from Hawaii, it brings a smile to my face. Love you, Pam
Posted by Mary Mckenna on October 10, 2018
Hi Linda happy birthday in heaven ! U r missed! I miss your laugh your wicked jokes and sense of humor! Till we meet again ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️✈️✈️✈️
Posted by Paula Shoushani on November 5, 2017
Dear Sweet Linda, It does not seem possible that you left us 6 years ago!! Not a single day doesn't pass that you do not come to my mind. Your beautiful, smiling face and laughter is permanently etched in my heart and soul. How fitting that Hannah and I should have been at Mohegan Sun last evening at The Imagine Dragons concert!! The lead singer has a larger than life personna and his songs represent his inner most feelings from the depth of his heart and soul. Keep smiling down on all of us and remember that even though you are no longer with us you will forever be loved and remembered for the rest of eternity.❤
Posted by Deb Daniel on November 5, 2017
Linda, I miss you so much! It stills makes no sense to me why and how you left us so quickly! I hope you are united with your mom, dad and brother enjoying eternal peace. Love you, Deb❤️
Posted by Sue Westerberg on November 5, 2017
Linda you were a good friend and a great mom. Miss you xo
Posted by Mary Mckenna on November 4, 2017
Hi linda, miss u on your 6 th anniversary in heaven, miss your wit! Miss talking to u! U r in my thoughts ❤️❤️
Posted by Pam Pahnke on November 4, 2017
"Love and miss you sweet Linda"
Posted by Kimberly Kenney on November 4, 2017
Linda, I think of you all the time, especially on this date. You have no idea how much you're missed. xoxoxoxo
Posted by Gloria Casey on November 4, 2017
I can't believe it has been six years! You are missed Linda ... and I often wonder how Phillip is doing without you.
Posted by John Shelton on October 11, 2017
You would have caught me again yesterday for about 31/2 months Love & miss
Posted by Mary Mckenna on October 10, 2017
Happy birthday sunshine ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Pam Pahnke on October 10, 2017
Since you passed, this has always been a hard time of year for me . I always remember your birthday and then mourn your death. I know you also loved Halloween and loved to dress up. I'll never forget all of the fun memories that we shared. Thinking of you with lots of love. Miss you forever.
Posted by Mary Mckenna on November 4, 2016
Hi honey u would be nuts over this election! Even tho u were a Texan!i miss your passion so much! I miss your fire! Love u doll!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Pam Pahnke on November 4, 2016
It is so hard to believe that you have been gone for 5 years. I think of you all the time and miss you so much. RIP sweet Linda. I love you.
Posted by Gloria Casey on November 4, 2016
Hard to believe that it has been 5 years ago today. I still don't "get it" Linda, but you are loved and missed, always!!
Posted by Deb Daniel on October 10, 2016
Happy Birthday Linda. I still hear you when thinking about everything going on in life. I love you and miss you till we meet again. Deb
Posted by JEFF GAY on October 10, 2016
Happy Birthday Beautiful Linda You are always in my thoughts and dreams.
Posted by Pam Pahnke on October 10, 2016
Happy Birthday sweet Linda.. I miss you so much and all of our fun times. I hold our memories close to my heart. Your son is doing great. Love you...
Posted by Margaret Trenka on October 10, 2016
Happy Birthday Linda. Not a day doesn't go by that I don't think of you. I keep the book that you gave me close by. It has provided me with a tremendous source of comfort knowing that it was a gift from you. Our time shared together always brings a smile to my face.

Much love, Paula
Posted by John Shelton on November 6, 2015
RIP xoxo
Posted by Chuck Moore on November 4, 2015
Your candle burned out long before your legend ever did. I miss our debates on political issues and your love of the Clinton's legacy. I miss not seeing you or hearing your voice.
Posted by Mary Mckenna on October 16, 2015
I miss u Linda/ your wit sarcasm and intelligence/ miss your advice daily / keep an eye on us honey ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Jeff Gay on October 15, 2015
Well Beautiful Linda 5 days late getting on this sight But I Must have said Happy Birthday 10 times on Saturday (hope you heard me).
I could not help thinking you are keeping tabs on this wonderful tribute to you and all the people who miss you So had to let you know you are in my thoughts every day Happy Birthday Lovely Lady.Will see you again someday.
Posted by Deb Daniel on October 11, 2015
Happy Birthday to my birthday bestie! I cried last night just feeling your spirit. Love you till we meet again.
Posted by Pam Pahnke on October 10, 2015
Forever missed but not forgotten.. Happy Birthday Linda. Love you. Pam
Posted by Chuck Moore on October 10, 2015
Linda, gone but not forgotten ever. You will live in my heart always. I still can see the pic of you showing off the Texas flag apron that I sent you.
Posted by Kimberly Kenney on October 10, 2015
Happy Birthday in Heaven, sweet Linda. I saw Carolyn Wonderland recently, and thought of you, as I know you loved her. You are missed every day, but I know you're looking down on all of us from Heaven.
Posted by Jack Burnard on October 10, 2015
Happy Heavenly Birthday Edie!
Posted by Paul Spinelli on August 19, 2015
I just saw this memorial tribute and read the wonderful comments. What a great gal Linda was. Always there with a lending hand and a smile, fun, outgoing, and loads of energy and enthusiasm. I'm so sorry you're not with us to laugh and reminisce about the good old days but know you're looking down and smiling.
Posted by Dinah Dewberry on April 23, 2015
My dear little sister, you are remembered each day. How many inner struggles you suffered few really know. Of all the really special days this - April 23 - is your very favorite. I hope Philip can feel the love you send him, especially today. I will say it for both of us: Happy Birthday!
Love, Dinah
Posted by Kimberly Kenney on November 5, 2014
Linda, I think of you often and remember your incredible sense of humor -- you never ceased to put a giant smile on my face. 
I listen to that unbelievable Texas blues singer, Carolyn Wonderland, who you turned me on to, and I can't thank you enough. Every time I listen to Carolyn Wonderland, your sweet face comes to mind, and I have no doubt that you're rocking to her music in Heaven. I miss you, my friend. xoxoxo
Posted by Deb Daniel on November 5, 2014
Drinking tea from your mug you gave me thinking about you! The Democrats didn't win and I can hear you huffing - ha! But in heaven who cares, right? Miss you so much! Love you always until we meet again!
Posted by John Shelton on November 4, 2014
I'm still waiting Dew RIP Love & Miss
Posted by Dinah Dewberry on November 4, 2014
The hope I cling to is that you are at peace perhaps with our brother. I hope you now know how much I tried to be there for you time after time, decade after decade. I shall always love you and miss you my little sister. You were always good enough just as you were.
Posted by Mary Mckenna on November 4, 2014
Hi honey miss u all the time - rough doing retirement without u!! Plz let me know u r ok- u know how love u
Posted by John Shelton on October 10, 2014
Miss you Dew on your 64th.
Posted by Dinah Dewberry on October 10, 2014
Little sister, now do you see how much you were loved? And by so very many. Everyone could see your beauty and value but you. I pray for your soul - that you are finally at peace and even joy. Spread your wings and fly high, sweet sister. Happy Birthday!
PS. I wore my "spoiled rotten" panties on my b'day just for you!
Posted by Deb Daniel on October 10, 2014
I am putting a candle on your cupcake tonight! Miss you and love you!
Posted by Denise Culmer-Sims on October 10, 2014
Linda,
You are missed every day, every year. I look at those pictures we took together and they make me cry. Why did you have to leave us so soon?
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Posted by Deb Daniel on October 11, 2019
Miss and love you dear Linda. Especially on our birthday!
Posted by Pam Pahnke on October 10, 2019
Love and miss you so much Linda. You would be so proud of your son. I keep my eye on him and he is doing great. Love you..
Posted by Mary Mckenna on October 10, 2019
Hi honey : u would have been a fabulous 69! U r so missed !! Happy birthday ❤️
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We were meant to be together but time ran out

Shared by Jeff Gay on April 13, 2013

Hi Philip

I have to start with the first time I met your Mom was 1986 at Greentree Toyota dealership n Danbury CT.Like everyone who had the privilege to meet Linda  I saw a very special person through her eyes.We became very close friends over 4-5 yrs
and  you may remember coming to Newtown theatre to watch me in the Nutcracker You spoke from your seat "hey thats jeff" Your Mom and I laughed about that.At that time in our lives we could not make a total commitment to each other but we understood that deep inside we belonged together.There's  a song lyric "She wanted to be an actress and I wanted to learn to fly"Your Mom was talented and beautiful enough to be a STAR and as far as we all are concerned she is a STAR in Heaven..
Last time I saw her was her birthday 1992 I gve her a white Teddy Bear (hope she kept it).So after all these years thinking about Linda  something happened to  make me wonder how shes doing.Think it was about the time, November that she past, I woke up to someone kissing my cheek.At first I thought I was dreaming the second kiss was so real  I could see her face and blond hair
Then I found this site Made me cry.
Shes here wih you still and we all will eventually get to see her again.

God Bless Linda
Philip Great to see you grew to a very nice son
Your Mom treasured you
Keep the Faith

Jeff

In the beginning

Shared by Dinah Dewberry on February 11, 2013
Philip, did you know: perry como was the very first love your mom had? He had a 30 minute variety tv show that captivated your mom's attention once a week. Mind you that was before she was old enough to go to school! She would pull up a chair right next to the tv and sing alog. Loudly. Pennies from Heaven was her favorite song. In high school she performed Aretha's"RESPECT" until I swear linda thought she WAS Aretha! Childhood nickname was "cookie" because she could not stay out of the cookie jar. Our brother, Don, took many a punishment for missing cookies for her! You may not remember but I had to fight her to let you have a cookie instead of yogurt when you were a toddler - even when she was eating a cookie! Linda hoped to prevent your becoming a cookie addict! Speaking of sweets: one time in late 70's we were supposed to eat lunch together at her duplex. We both worked for attorneys at the time. I got to her place first - she got stuck at work. Finally she called me -no cells then!-saying for me to help myself to anything I could find to eat as my lunch hour was up. There was a whole pan of brownies on top of her stove, so I packed up half and returned to my job. I remembered a couple with little kids was coming in - so brownies seemed like a good thing...except your mom's brownies turned out to be the ones with a secret ingredient!!! My employers were not happy! The kiddies were though! Your mom taught me - the older sister - many things! She had a huge capacity for love and was generous almost to a fault. She loved life and was fearless about living life. Linda was not her illness. Linda was sweet - like her favorite toll house cookies - and giving. More than anything she loved you, Philip. Even when things were difficult between you two. Yes, she talked with me a lot about you. in some ways i was more of a mother than a sister to Linda. Maybe someday if you want we can talk about that. Her illness made her afraid of losing your love. She was afraid I was going to tell you something about her that would make you stop loving her. As if! The reality is your mom - when not ill- would have given her life to save you from any hurt or harm. Always remember linda as linda - not as her illness, that was a sad and difficult part of her life - but was not her. Linda, my sweet cookie of a sister, is alive for me in every upbeat quirky song I hear, in every wave that rolls onto the shore, with every bread thrown out to a duck - she is alive in you, Philip. Honor her by honoring yourself - live mindfully and fully. Love completely and fearlessly. Always do your best in whatever you attempt in your life. That is all any one can do. No more and no less. Try to be content. Always know you were and are loved Love, Aunt Dinah PS - you owe me a haircut - I have not forgotten the toy car you put in my hair while the wheels were rotating quickly! Lol.

Forever friends

Shared by Pam Pahnke on November 10, 2011

I first met Linda back in the 70's in Hawaii. I was cocktailing part time.  Linda applied for a cocktail job and told the manager that she had prior experience.  Her first night , the place was sold out, as it was the last night of a very popular Hawaiian group, who were getting ready to go on tour.  Another waitress had called in sick, so it was just Linda and I.  Then she tells me that she never had really worked cocktails before; her whole experience was working at a bar in Texas, once or twice, serving beer.  To make a long story short, the evening was a nightmare for her.  She had so many drinks lined up on the bar,and had no idea where they went..  It was great for me, as I took over most of her tables and mine, and made a lot of money that night.  Somehow the manager didn't fire her,(does that surprise you?);  and from that moment on, we clicked.  We became roommates in Hawaii for a few years, and stayed in touch since.  Either she would come visit in California, or I would go see her in New York and  Connecticut.  I saw her son, Phlip, (the love of her life) grow  up.  We went back to Hawaii last Oct, for a reunion trip; and she just came to see me in San Diego in August.  We talked about going to Hawaii again. I am so sad; and still cannot believe it.  We had many years of fun and adventures; and I thought they would last forever.  She was a forever friend.  Love and aloha, Pam