Kenneth S. Brand
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Kenneth S. Brand

BRAND: Kenneth S. Brand, on Monday, March 7, 2022, one month shy of his 90th birthday. Beloved husband of the late Marlene Brand. Born in St. Louis to the late Oscar Brand and Anne (Biederman) Brand. He is survived by son Steven Brand (Bella Wong) and their children Jacob and Logan, and by daughter Ellen Brand Price (Robert Price). He is also survived by his brother Robert Brand (Sandie). After graduating magna cum laude in physics from Harvard College (’53) and receiving his MBA from Harvard Business School (’55), Ken joined his family’s growing venetian blind and awning manufacturing business (which in turn, grew out of a hardware store business) and helped transition it into a more generalized supplier of metal coatings and platings to a wide variety of markets spanning industries as diverse as automobiles to canned food to above-ground swimming pools. Alongside his brother Bob and cousin Rich Brand, he grew Enamel Products & Plating Company and its Artcraft and Solar Group divisions into the country’s largest independently owned metal coating company and into the largest producer of mailboxes in the U.S. After his focus on family and business, Ken’s greatest passion was as a deep and devout lover of symphony, and especially opera, traveling to many of the top classical music venues throughout the U.S. and Europe to hear the great conductors, orchestras, operas and soloists of his time. He was an ardent and generous supporter of Pittsburgh’s Symphony and Opera, and served on the Pittsburgh Opera’s board of directors for 40 years as a board vice president of finance, treasurer, assistant treasurer, investment committee chair, and executive committee member. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Sunday, March 13, at 1 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to services (12 noon-1 p.m.). Interment Homewood Cemetery. Charitable donations may be made to the Pittsburgh Opera, 2425 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (www. pittsburghopera.org). schugar.com PJC

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