Troop 466 mourns the passing of one of our former Asst. Scoutmasters: Joseph w. Brannan.
Mr. Brannan was an Asst. Scoutmaster with the troop for a number of years and his son earned the rank of Eagle during this time.
From the obituary posted at Collins Funeral Home:
On January 15, 2021, Joseph William Brannan, Jr., of Silver Spring, MD, passed away peacefully after a brief illness surrounded by his wife and children.
Joe was born on January 16, 1941 in Washington, DC. Son of Joseph William Brannan, Sr. and Mina Lucille Jackson. He was predeceased by his daughter, Lori Kristine Brannan, his parents, and his brother, James Thomas Brannan. He is survived by his wife, Roberta “Lynn” Brannan, of Silver Spring, MD, his daughter, Lori’s two children, Kimberly Smith and Kaitlyn McKinley, daughter Stefani Jo Harvey (Brandon) of Grand Prairie, TX, son Matthew James Brannan (Kira) of Ijamsville, MD and their two children, Mateus and Aryanna, and his sister, Jane Brannan Kendrick of Bay Harbor Is, FL.
Joe graduated from Mackin High School, Class of ‘58. Following his graduation, he entered Civil Service at the Army Map Service in Bethesda, MD which later became Defense Mapping Agency and National Imagery and Mapping Agency. He worked there during the Bay of Pigs incident in 1961, providing much needed support for the Armed Services. He retired in 1998 after 38 years. He worked as a cartographer, photographer, imagery analyst, and computer programmer throughout his career there.
(Photo taken on the Big Trip Out West Y2K1 or 2001).