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Richard Allen Brandt
October 1, 1951 ~ September 6, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old
Richard A. “Ricky” Brandt, Sr., a loving husband, father and Paw Paw, passed away peacefully after a hard fought battle with bladder cancer at the age of 71 on Wednesday, September 6, 2023. Survived by his caring wife of 51 years, Rickie Tapie Brandt, who stayed by his side and took care of his every need. Beloved father of sons Richard “Ricky” Allen Brandt, Jr, Scott Michael Brandt (Amy), and daughter Brienne Brandt Frey (Henry). Devoted grandfather of Tyler St. Pierre, Ava Brandt, Emerson Brandt, Hadley Brandt, Brandt Frey and Aubrey Frey. His Mother-in-Law Nell Gonzales Tapie. His brothers John L. Brandt, Jr., Stephen Brandt (Joan), his sisters Becky Brandt Muller (Jerry), Jodi Brandt Carbo (Harry) and his brother-in-law Sean Wassong. His sister-in-laws Wanda Tapie Booth (John), Kathleen Tapie Berniard (Conrad), and his brother-in-law Russell Tapie (Gail). He was beloved by many nieces, nephews, Godchildren, great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends. Proceeded in death by his parents, John Louis Brandt, Sr., Vivian LaBruyere Brandt, his father-in-law, Farrell “Bubby” Tapie, his sister Cindy Wassong, his sister-in-law Becky Brandt and his niece Michelle Songy.
Ricky, born October 1, 1951 in New Orleans, lived on the Westbank before moving to Metairie at a very young age where he lived out his life. He graduated from East Jefferson High School in 1969 and attended Southeastern Louisiana University where he was president of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He played all sports in high school and enjoyed coaching his three children. He worked at his father's Amoco service stations and in various automotive industry roles for many years. He then followed his dream of a second career in the casino industry. After 29 years of dedication, he retired from Boyd Gaming's Treasure Chest Casino in Kenner as Chief Operation Manager in 2021.
At the time of his death he was a member of 19th Hole and Shadow Lawn enjoying his love of golf, playing multiple times a week. He was a life-long member of the Kenner and Harahan bowling leagues, another one of his passions, and giving him great pride in shooting a perfect 300 game. He was a former member of Knights of Columbus and Atlas Carnival Club. A special thanks to our relatives and friends who provided support and compassion during our time of need. Ricky will be missed by all who knew him. He will be forever remembered for his love for his family and his friendly and easy going demeanor.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a memorial service at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA. 70001 on Friday, September 15, 2023 at 11:00 AM. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM. Interment will be in Garden of Memories at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers a donation in Ricky's name to the American Cancer Society, https://donate.cancer.org. Online condolences may be offered at www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com.
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Friday September 15, 2023 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Garden of Memories Funeral Home 4900 Airline Drive Metairie, LA 70001
Friday September 15, 2023 11:00 AM Garden of Memories Funeral Home 4900 Airline Drive Metairie, LA 70001