Louis Roche Brandes, age 94, of Orlando, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019, at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Dr. Brandes was born in Romania on December 9, 1924, to the late Joseph and Sofia Ioila Brandes. He completed his medical studies initially in Romania and moved to Israel in 1948, serving as a medical officer during the War of Independence. He left Israel in 1950, and moved to Italy where he completed further medical studies becoming a psychiatrist. In 1952, he returned to Israel to live. With the outbreak of the Suez Campaign in 1956, he, once again, entered the Israeli army. In 1958 Dr Brandes left Israel for the United States, establishing himself in New York. He remained there until 2017, when he relocated to the Orlando area to be closer to his son.
Dr. Brandes is survived by his sons, Dr. Jonathan (Jocelyn) Brandes of Orlando and Dr. Steven (Margo) Brandes of New York. He was predeceased by his sister, Jana Brandes, who is buried in Israel.