Karl Brandorff, 90, had family in New Milford
Mr. Brandorff was born April 16, 1921, in Germany, son of the late Helen and Ludwig Ranzenhofer.
He immigrated with his family to Cuba as a young boy. He attended school in Cuba where he excelled as a student-athlete.
He married Josephina Cinza in 1946. The couple traveled extensively in the United States and Europe.
Mr. Brandorff worked as an agricultural engineer at a local sugar mill for several years before becoming an English teacher and later a salesman.
In 1961, Mr. Brandorff and his family left Cuba and settled in Staten Island. He worked in sales and later owned and operated Carlos Grocery, a small, neighborhood store from the early 1970s until his retirement in 1994.
Funeral services were held Sept. 8, 2011, at the Virginia funeral Chapel in Staten Island.