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Veteran sports writer Mayer Brandschain dies at 88

August 28, 1997

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Mayer Brandschain, a free-lance sportswriter for nearly seven decades, has died of colon cancer. He was 88.

Brandschain, who died Wednesday, covered professional teams, colleges and top amateur and club sports, including tennis, rowing, fencing, squash and track and field.

His career began at the former Philadelphia Record in the 1930s. After that, Brandschain owned a local news agency that provided sports coverage to The Associated Press, The New York Times, United Press International, the Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Bulletin and The Washington Post.

Survivors include a son, Robert; two daughters, Wendy Brandschain and Hope Nissenbaum; and two grandchildren. Services were scheduled for Friday at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery in Philadelphia.

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