Robert P. Brainard, 88, of Raleigh passed away Friday, January 18, 2013. He was born January 6, 1925 to the late Frank Samuel and Beatrice Peabody Brainard. Mr. Brainard was a US Navy veteran, where he fought at the Battle of Normandy at Omaha Beach. He retired from IBM as a contract manager after more than 30 years. Robert was a founding and active member of North Raleigh Presbyterian Church and Hospice of Wake County. He was preceded in death by two wives, Joan Marie Peda Brainard and Marlene Haake Schuler Brainard and a brother Frank Brainard.
Surviving are: two daughters, Marlene L. Brainard of Durham and Gretchen J. Brainard of New York; a son, Robert P. (Linda Diane) Brainard Jr. of Maryland; step-daughter, Kristin Mitchell of Raleigh; three grandchildren, Patrick, Ryan and Connor Brainard; a step-granddaughter, Schuyler Mitchell; a sister, Laura Kochis of Connecticut; a brother Richard (Joanne) Brainard of Florida.
A memorial service will be held at the North Raleigh Presbyterian Church, 11905 Strickland Road, Raleigh at 3:00 PM Saturday, January 26, 2013. The family will be receiving guests prior to and after the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607. Share your condolences at www.brownwynne.com