Marjorie Tyson Brandt, 95, of Burnham handed to everlasting life Feb. 18, 2021.
Born Sept. 13, 1925, she was the daughter of the late John D. Tyson and Ruth Meek Tyson. Along with her mother and father, she was preceded in loss of life by her husband, Milton Okay. Brandt, Jr., her stepson, Milton Okay. Brandt, III and her daughter, Rebecca Brandt Amendola Maggard.
Surviving are two daughters: Robin A. Brandt, of Pittsburgh and JoAnne Brandt Dolan, of Baltimore; her brother, John D. Tyson, Jr., and spouse Marilyn Tyson, of North Carolina; three grandchildren; Justin L. Amendola, of California and Kelly Brandt Coburn and Chris Brandt Rogers, each of Lewistown; 5 great-grandchildren, and lots of prolonged members of the family and pals.
Born in State School, Marjorie attended State School Excessive College adopted by 4 years at Penn State College the place she graduated in 1946 with an artwork diploma. She later returned to Penn State to work on her grasp’s diploma in Associated Arts/Dwelling Economics.
“Don’t ask me what the key to previous age is as a result of I don’t know. You don’t do something particular, you simply stay,” laughed Marjorie when she was interviewed by the Sentinel in September in honor of her ninety fifth birthday.
And stay she did. Recognized to many because the doll woman, Marjorie was an avid vintage doll vendor who later served as a nationwide doll choose for the United Federation of Doll Golf equipment. She grew to become an professional on doll costuming and create detailed, period-specific costumes utilizing unique materials.
“I all the time cherished dolls. I inform everybody I used to be born with a doll in every hand. I began significantly gathering once I was 3.” Over her lifetime, she collected vintage doll homes, created detailed oriental miniature needlepoint rugs, collected vintage toys, and even knitted conventional Irish sweaters for household and pals. She ultimately established a vendor’s sales space at Dairyland Vintage Middle and acquired and bought a wide range of antiques. It was throughout that point that she developed shut skilled and private friendships with different native collectors together with the late Gayle Rogers and David Sigler.
Along with her love of vintage dolls, Marjorie had a fantastic love of music. She was a member of the Mifflin County Music Research Membership and infrequently carried out domestically at Lions Membership, Rotary Membership and Elks Membership reveals as a soloist. Along with her three daughters, she established the Brandt Household Singers. The group carried out at space church buildings and humanities festivals. She was a founding member of the Madrigal Singers, a gaggle of a cappella singers organized by the late Chief Logan Excessive College music director James Dulis.
“Our mom was one of the attention-grabbing and engaging individuals we all know,” mentioned her daughters, JoAnne, and Robin. “Along with her creative endeavors, she was remarkably well-read, may recite any poem she had ever memorized, beat anybody in Jeopardy and win arms down at Trivial Pursuit. She had a deep love of historical past, literature, music, artwork and appeared to have the power to grasp practically something she determined to deal with. She as soon as carried out an ideal again dive on her sixty fifth birthday simply to silence her teenage grandson. She was simply endlessly proficient, a fantastic storyteller, and instilled a love of studying in every of us. She spent a lifetime doing the issues she cherished and having fun with every second alongside the way in which.”
In an try and comply with Marjorie’s needs, a visitation might be held from 12 to eight p.m., Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 on the Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Properties, Woodlawn, 200 N. Predominant St., Lewistown, for anybody who wish to pay their respects. As a consequence of Covid-19, the household won’t be current, nevertheless a e-book might be out there to signal for all guests. Present COVID-19 restrictions might be in place together with: masks sporting and social distancing.
A graveside service might be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at Juniata Memorial Park, with Pastor Mike Bailey officiating.
A celebration of life might be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Marjorie’s reminiscence could be made to: The Humane Society or the ASPCA.
On-line condolences could also be supplied to the household at www.hellerhoenstinefuneralhome.com.