John “Jack” Ashworth Brandner, 81, a longtime East Windsor resident, died Nov. 4, 2019. He was born in Paterson and later resided in New York City before moving to East Windsor, where he lived for 42 years.
Mr. Brandner held positions in editing and medical writing for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Academy Professional Information Service. He left behind an archive of letters and other writings.
He received a scholarship to Union College, from where he graduated with a degree in mathematics in 1960.
He was enrolled in ROTC and, following college, spent two years in the Army Reserves.
He studied and converted to Judaism through Congregation Beth Chaim of West Windsor, where he remained a member for over 40 years.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Susan; two daughters, Andi (Tabb) and Jacquie (Saul); a sister, Dorothy; and seven grandchildren.
Services were held Nov. 6 with arrangements by Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels, Manalapan. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County, Princeton.