Richard Brandeberry

Richard BrandeberryRichard “Dick” Brandeberry, 84, of Montpelier passed away on Monday November 16th at Community Hospitals and Wellness Center in Montpelier.  He was born on January 3, 1931 in Bridgewater Township to Royal Cleo and Mary (Fisher) Brandeberry.

Richard attended Montpelier High School. He honorably served his country in the United States Marines.  On August 29, 1958 he married Shirley M. Apt and she survives.  From 1969-2014 Richard was the owner and operator of J.J.D. Tool Grinding Company in Montpelier.  He also worked for Mohawk Tools in Montpelier and he retired from Aro Corporation in Bryan.

Richard was a lifetime member of the Montpelier Eagles and was a Montpelier Reserve Police Officer.  He was a hardworking man with a big heart that would help anyone in need.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Shirley M. Brandeberry of Montpelier; two daughters, Deborah (Brandeberry) Hale and Susan Lutz both of Montpelier; five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; and sister, Betty Wheeler of Pioneer.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; son Michael E. Brandeberry; grandson Jeremiah; brother Ralph Brandeberry; and two sisters, Dorothy Meller and Janette Edinger.

Memorials may be made in Richard’s memory to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left at


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