Anthony Wayne ‘Tony’ Brann
1943 – 2009
LEWISTON — Anthony Wayne Brann (Tony), 66, of Lewiston, died Dec. 30, at home with his loved ones at his side. Tony was the fourth child of Clifton and Edna (Jones) Brann.
He was born May 21, 1943, in Augusta. He grew up in Washington, and graduated from Waldoboro High School in 1961. He immediately left for Texas, where he went to Lackland Air Force Base and from there he went to Loring Air Force Base, where he was stationed until his time was served.
Upon completion of his service with Air Force, he joined the Maine State Police. After attending the Maine State Police Academy, he was assigned to the Canton and Livermore area in May 1965, where he began his illustrious career.
In 1975, he transferred into the State Police Traffic Division, where he developed the Mobile Motor Vehicle Autopsy Unit. He went on to serve as administrative assistant developing legislation for the State Police and position statements on all motor vehicle legislation. From 1979 to 1984, he also taught motor vehicle law. He was a man of heroic achievements to all that he served and protected. He retired September 1984 after serving 20 years.
After retirement, he worked as a private investigator. Then in 1993, he opened his NASCAR racing collectible store in Lewiston. Due to health issues, he closed his store in 2002.
He was a teacher and a scholar. Among his hobbies was his gift of model building, specializing in classic old cars and race cars. His drawings were so exact and precise they were considered art in the classic sense.
He loved country music and he played guitar for 40 years. He was terrific with firearms and had no equal when it came to marksmanship. He built computers and had a great understanding of how they worked. He loved the Boston Celtics and was able to enjoy their 2008 championship.
Besides his wife, Patricia, he is survived by his two sons, Michael and Craig; daughter-in-law, Penny; his grandson, Nicholas; his brother, Elliot; sister, Rhoda Gamage; and his hospice caregiver Marg, who has provided the love and support that he and his family needed.
He was predeceased by his parents; and three brothers, Bradley, Jerome and Warner.
A man of exemplary character and fortitude, he was and forever will be loved and respected by all who knew him. A service will be in the spring of 2010, most likely in May.

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