Jerry Brangman, as he was affectionately called, was born on November 18, 1942 in the Paget Parish of Bermuda to Gerald Alexander and Ida Ederest Brangman. Jerry, his parents and two younger sisters migrated from Bermuda to Toronto, Canada then moved to the United States and settled in East Orange, New Jersey where he graduated from East Orange High School. He then went to Northrop Institute of Technology in California where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He eventually moved to Freehold, New Jersey with his wife and daughter and worked at Digital Equipment Corporation for many years. He began the second chapter of his life when he moved to Surprise, Arizona in 1998 and built a another network of close, loving friends.
Jerry was an extremely kind, helpful, tenacious, brilliant man, and was an avid lover of aeronautics, technology, jazz music, movies and reading. He would often say, “Reading is theater of the mind.”
Jerry departed this world on December 14, 2019, and will forever be cherished and beloved. He is survived by his daughter, Sonda Kai Suite; his longtime significant love, Roselyn Locker; his granddaughters, Kristian Alexandra Suite and Jordin Cheyenne Suite; his son-in-law, Wali Suite; his two sisters, Andra Thornton and Annette Brangman; his nieces and nephews, Alexia Thornton, Harmoni Brangman and Anthony Thornton; his cousins, Lois Peterkin and Terry-Lyn and many other beloved family members in Bermuda; his former wife, Rose Marie Brangman, mother-in-law, Hellen Marie Green and host of in-laws, nieces and nephews; his longtime best friends, John and Linda Thornton; and countless friends and family whose lives he touched.
Jerry left a harvest of memories and we are all forever grateful to have been a part of his life...
“When you plant seeds in the lives of others
And water them with love and care
You will reap a harvest of sweet memories
That will follow you everywhere
Ones that will not end. “
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