In memoriam: Elwood Twiford, Founder, B&R Associates

Longtime WANADA member and founder of B&R Associates and father of Bortie Twiford, Elwood “Bart” Twiford, 88, of The Villages, FL, died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 6. He grew up in Norfolk VA, and spent most of his adult life as an entrepreneur in the automotive industry in the Washington area.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Sims Twiford, The Villages, FL; and children: Laura Harrington (Paul) Manning, SC; Lynne Dill (Pete), Woodbridge, VA; Bortie Twiford (Nancy), Laytonsville, MD; Howard (Karen), Milford, DE; Tom (Jen), Monrovia, MD. Bart also leaves 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, along with his wife’s children: Lori Donelson (Dave); Jacqueline Ruppert (Joe), and Geoffrey (Diana).

A memorial celebration was held on Jan. 20 at The Villages, FL.

Online condolences may be made at In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Wildwood Soup Kitchen, PO Box 1762, Wildwood Street, Wildwood FL 34785 or at

WANADA extends its sincerest sympathy to the Twiford family at this sad time.

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