Stanley Brower Brundage

by | Apr 7, 2014 | Obituaries

Norfolk —Stanley Brower Brundage, age 86, passed away at home with his beloved family by his side, on March 26, 2014 in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Born Oct. 19, 1927 in Newark, N.J., he was the son of Alfred and Lucy Brundage.

Stanley was raised in Maplewood, N.J., graduated from Columbia High School in 1944 and was commissioned into the U.S. Army where he served as a cryptology specialist for the duration of the war. After completing his service, he received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Yale University in 1951. He married Birdie Glanzer in 1951 and they moved to Norfolk where they shared a wonderful life raising their three children.

Stanley founded the architectural firm, Brundage Kroskin, in 1956 and continued practicing even after he officially retired from the firm in 1989 in order to help his daughter establish her architectural practice, Archi-Techniques, in Norfolk.

Stanley had a lifelong love of animals and devoted his time and energy to protecting them and advocating on their behalf. He served several terms as president of the Norfolk SPCA.

He was an avid boater and golfer and enjoyed many hours with family and friends pursuing both interests. Twenty years ago, Stanley took up painting and as in most things he attempted, he excelled at it. He loved exploring the use of color to define and inter-relate varying sized and configured geometrical shapes. His architecture background heavily influenced his award winning works, which were shown in several galleries.

Stanley is survived by his adoring wife of 63 years, Birdie; his dearly loved children, Peter and Susi Brundage of Dallas; Lisa and Randy Shapiro of Boca Raton, Fla.; Eric and Margo Brundage of New Vernon, N.J..; his beloved grandchildren, Amy, Lauren, Casey, William, Molly, Shane, Lori, Jared and Erica and great grandchildren, Ella, Cole, Laine, Chloe and Lola; and two brothers, Lyle and Robert, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held at Beth Israel Memorial Chapel in Boyton Beach, Fla.