Raju Mastaram, 59, of Brandon

Raju Mastaram

BRANDON— Raju Mastaram of Brandon died at his home on August 06, 2022, at the age of 59.

Raju was born on August 19, 1962, in Mumbai, India, to Jaya Desai and Kumar Mastaram. Raju is survived by his mother, Jaya Desai, his sister Daksha Desai, brothers Sharad Desai and Mahesh Desai, and many nieces and nephews.

Raju spent a few years in the greater New York area before moving to Brandon in 2002. He absolutely fell in love with the town and the community—it was home. He took over the Union Street Grocery Store, which became his labor of love for the past 20 years. 

The town fondly remembers him for distributing full-size candy bars on Halloween, his smile, and his quick wit. He enjoyed watching sports—any sports!

Friends and family will host a “Celebration of Life” on Sunday, October 2, 2022, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Brandon American Legion Post #55. All are invited.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.

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