City Council honors Jack Brankamp


By Dave Lindeman - For the Courier



Huber Heights Mayor Jeff Gore presented a proclamation to Sandy Brankamp, wife of Jack Brankamp who died on May 18. Flags in the city were lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, June 12 to honor Brankamp.

Huber Heights Mayor Jeff Gore presented a proclamation to Sandy Brankamp, wife of Jack Brankamp who died on May 18. Flags in the city were lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, June 12 to honor Brankamp.


Photo by Dave Lindeman

Jack Brankamp, who died suddenly on May 18, was honored by the City of Huber Heights during the council meeting on Monday, June 11.


Contributed photo

HUBER HEIGHTS — Huber Heights City Council said goodbye to a loyal friend at Monday night’s council meeting.

Long-time Huber Heights resident Jack Brankamp died on May 18 at the age of 71. Mr. Brankamp was a fixture at city council meetings and at just about every public event that was held in the city. He was a member and long-time officer at VFW Post 3283 and was involved in numerous community organizations, including the Miami Valley Young Marines, the Board of Zoning Appeals, Miami Valley Military Affairs Association and the Huber Heights Chamber of Commerce.

Mayor Jeff Gore presented a special proclamation to Mr. Brankamp’s wife, Sandy Brankamp, at Monday’s meeting.

“It is an honor for me to be able to recognize Jack Brankamp,” Gore said. “Jack was a pillar of the community and did so much for the country and for us. With Jack’s passing it seemed the only right thing to do was to honor him publicly and let everyone know what he meant to this city.”

Mark Campbell, the longest-serving member of city council, said Mr. Brankamp was “a true public servant.”

“He didn’t seek the limelight, he just served,” Campbell said. “And he served selflessly, effectively, and I felt he always had the city’s best interest at heart. You couldn’t find a better-rounded citizen than Jack. You asked him to do something and he was always there.”

The proclamation called on flags in Huber Heights to be flown at half-staff to honor Mr. Brankamp on June 12.

Huber Heights Mayor Jeff Gore presented a proclamation to Sandy Brankamp, wife of Jack Brankamp who died on May 18. Flags in the city were lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, June 12 to honor Brankamp.
https://www.hhcourier.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2018/06/web1_brankamp.jpegHuber Heights Mayor Jeff Gore presented a proclamation to Sandy Brankamp, wife of Jack Brankamp who died on May 18. Flags in the city were lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, June 12 to honor Brankamp. Photo by Dave Lindeman

Jack Brankamp, who died suddenly on May 18, was honored by the City of Huber Heights during the council meeting on Monday, June 11.
https://www.hhcourier.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2018/06/web1_Jack.jpgJack Brankamp, who died suddenly on May 18, was honored by the City of Huber Heights during the council meeting on Monday, June 11. Contributed photo

By Dave Lindeman

For the Courier

Reach Dave Lindeman at (937) 684-8983 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.

Reach Dave Lindeman at (937) 684-8983 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.