Carl Austin Brandenburg

Carl Austin Brandenburg, age 87, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 13, 2021, with his family by his side at his daughter’s home in Reston, VA.  Born on March 28, 1934, in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Austin Brandenburg and the late Mary Brandenburg.

Carl was a graduate of the University of Maryland and served in the United States Armed Forces.  On June 10, 1961, Carl married his beloved wife, Constance (nee Rutkowski). Together they raised 3 children: Eric, Karen and Lisa.  

Carl had a long career as a plant manager for International Paper.  In his free time, he was an avid antique car collector.  Carl was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  He will be dearly missed.

Carl is survived by his beloved wife, Constance (nee Rutkowski) Brandenburg; daughters, Karen D'Arcy and Lisa Tinnesz; 7 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild.

Carl was predeceased by his son, Eric Brandenburg, and his parents, Austin and Mary Brandenburg.

Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Sunday, September 19, 2021, from 2:00pm until 4:00pm at Martin Funeral Home located at 1761 Rt. 31, Clinton, NJ 08809.  A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 20, 2021, at 10:00am at Martin Funeral Home.  Entombment with Military Honors will follow at St. Bernard's Cemetery and Mausoleum located at 551 NJ-28, Bridgewater Township, NJ 08807.  To send condolences to the family please visit

In lieu of flowers, donations in Carl's name may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.