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Beatrice B. Brandow

April 5, 1927 ~ March 10, 2018 (age 90)

Beatrice Boyer Brandow, 90, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018 at her home in West Chester.

Born in Kimberton, PA she was the widow of Herbert F. Brandow who died in 2000, and daughter of Harold Boyer and Mary Ashenfelter Boyer.

"Bea" was a graduate of Phoenixville High School and the Chester County Hospital School of Nursing in 1948.

She worked as a registered nurse at the hospital for nearly fifty years and was a member of the Chester County Hospital Alumni Association.  Bea was part of the landmark Nurse’s Health Study since 1976-sharing details of her own health history for over 40 years to support women's health research nationwide and saw this as an opportunity to serve others.

She was a 50 year member of First Presbyterian church in West Chester.

Bea volunteered at Bring and Buy in West Chester and for many years at Women's Exchange of West Chester where she was a board member and past treasurer.  Bea and her husband were members of the Golden Ram Club and Bea continued to follow West Chester University football radio broadcasts her entire life.  Bea was an avid gardener, a talented needle artist and an exceptional knitter who also enjoyed daily crossword puzzles and family scrabble matches.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Howard Boyer.

She is survived by her sons Robert B. Brandow and Richard A. Brandow (Carolyn) both of West Chester and her grandchildren Rebecca A. Brandow and William A. Brandow.

Relatives and friends are invited to her Visitation from 9-10am on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. 410 N. Church St. West Chester, PA 19380, 610-696-1181,; followed by her Funeral Service at 10am.

Interment will be in Philadelphia Memorial Park, Frazer.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the West Chester Public Library, 415 N. Church St. West Chester, PA 19380 and/or the First Presbyterian Church of West Chester, 130 W. Miner St. West Chester, PA 19380.

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