Robert L. Brant Jr., 68

Robert L. Brant Jr., aged 68, (Collegeville, PA), beloved husband of Diane L. Brant, passed away peacefully on October 23rd at Reading Hospital surrounded by his family. Bob and Diane met 50 years ago as freshmen at Ursinus College and recently celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary.

Bob graduated from Pottsgrove High School in 1973. He matriculated to Ursinus College (1977) where he earned his Bachelor's degree in History, discovering a love of the subject matter that lasted his lifetime with a particular fascination with the Civil War. Most recently, Bob was completing a personal interest project collecting and curating a history of the Brant family in collaboration with the local historical societies.

He went on to graduate from Temple University Beasley School of Law (1984) and became an accomplished and respected attorney, establishing Robert L. Brant and Associates, LLC. A member of the Montgomery County Bar Association, his practice concentrated in the areas of zoning, land use, real estate, municipal and business law, and related litigation. He served as solicitor to zoning hearing boards, municipal authorities, and municipalities, including Boroughs and Townships. Bob was an Emeritus Trustee of Ursinus College, a member of the Board of Directors of Gilmore & Associates, Inc. and The Victory Bank.

Bob had myriad interests. His eclectic taste in books, music, art and wine never left him at a loss for words or a friend with whom to share his passions. His collection of vinyl records, accrued from over the years, filled his home with vibrant lyrics from diverse artists and genres. From jazz to rock, and blues to alternative country, he and Diane attended hundreds of live concerts with their best friends and fellow audiophiles Pete and Marcia.

As a younger man, Bob played tennis and pick-up basketball at Ursinus College, off-handedly referred to as the commissioner of the noon-time basketball game. On any given summer weekend, you could find him sitting on the front porch of his home in Ocean City, New Jersey donning his signature Adidas windbreaker, sipping on a bourbon, and blaring reggae music through open windows while his grandchildren laughed and played in Pop-Pop’s company.

Bob is survived by his three children Robert (Jenna) Brant, Sarah (Joseph) Mirabile, and Alison (Daniel) Monzo and five grandchildren Davis, Nico, Genevieve, Madison and Miles; his brother Scott (Lisa) Brant, nieces and nephews, cousin Lori (Stephen) DeMarco as well as the matriarch of the Brant family, Aunt Betty Hoffman.

Family, friends, and colleagues are invited to a Celebration of Life at the Berman Museum of Art on the campus of Ursinus College on Friday November 17th from 11:00AM-1:30PM. As a former chairman of the “Friends of the Berman Museum of Art Committee,” Bob would be delighted to know that those who loved him most will gather in a space that he held so dear.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Limerick Township Historical Society 545 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick, PA 19468 or the Trappe Historical Society.

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condolences from sanatoga---knew bob and his family well --- father was fire chief --- grandfather grange leader and his brother --- appreciated his interest in history

~ tom troutman
11/15/2023 8:19:26 PM

We are your "alley neighbors" in OC (4523 West Avenue) and are so sorry to hear about your loss. We never got to know Bob but he always greeted us with a smile and a "hello" as we either passed him on the beach or walking by and watching your family enjoy time with his wonderful grandchildren. May he rest in peace.
Jim & Kerry Udinski

~ Jim Udinski Doylestown, PA
11/3/2023 10:54:30 AM

Bob was very helpful with my election run in 1997 and was a gentleman over the years of my service

~ John Durkin
11/2/2023 3:52:00 PM

As retired manager of Royersford Borough I worked closely with Bob and his staff for 15 years they were great to work with, we were always talking Philadelphia Sports along with the Borough business. He will be missed.

~ Michael Leonard Royersford, PA, PA
10/31/2023 7:23:44 PM

I served with Bob on the Victory Board. He was a highly valued member and a truly great and experienced lawyer in the land use discipline. A very astute counselor and businessman. He will be sorely missed in service to his clients and the community may he rest in peace and his memory be a blessing. We lost a good man

~ Alan Apt
10/31/2023 6:12:43 PM

To Diane and her 3 children and their spouse and grandchildren. Our hearts go out to all of you as we were shocked to hear of Bob’s passing.
We are ocean city next door neighbors for 20 years. We will miss Bob sitting on his front porch, sipping bourbon, or smoking a cigar, while listening to great music. We would open our windows and let bob’s music choice fill our afternoon.
Some people make the world brighter just by being in it.
The Ade family

~ Greg and Diane Afe Ocean City, NJ
10/31/2023 9:00:30 AM

I only had just met Bob and had a few interactions. He was kind, soft spoken and brilliant. May his memory be a blessing.

~ Vivian Peikin
10/28/2023 5:45:44 PM

Our Deepest Condolences Diane to you and your family. We were very saddened to hear of your loss

~ Col & Mrs Becker Hummelstown, PA
10/28/2023 3:27:14 PM

Os acompaño con el sentimiento. Siento mucho vuestra pérdida.

~ Richard Detwiler Souderton, PA
10/28/2023 12:40:50 PM

I am sorry sorry to hear of the loss. Please know that the Genuario family is keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time..

~ Marie Genuario
10/27/2023 10:46:51 PM

So sorry for your loss our condolences ?? Ron n Donna Stortini ??

~ Donna Stortini
10/27/2023 10:31:40 PM

Words cannot express this profound loss. Bob was the best man in every way - loving , welcoming, smart, interested, funny, generous, and eager to invite you in… he will be very sorely missed. ??

~ Jenn Kratsa
10/27/2023 9:26:02 PM

Bob - you were loved by so many, myself and Kim included. Your loss is profound for the community and even more so for those of who truly loved you.

~ Joshua Z Stouch Boyertown, PA
10/27/2023 5:57:58 PM