Brendan Michael McManus, age 27, died in Berkeley, California, on November 20, 2012. Born May 16, 1985, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Brendan moved with his family to California in 1985 and was a lifelong resident of Del Mar. Brendan attended Diegueno Country School before entering The Bishop's School where he graduated in 2003.
Brendan had a passion for science and was a Chemistry major at UC Berkeley. His special interest was protein chemistry and x-ray crystallography; he pursued these interests in fellowships at the Scripps Research Institute, Oxford University, the Karolinska Institutein Stockholm, Sweden, as well as in research laboratories at UC Berkeley. An avid sailor, Brendan sailed competitively for The Bishop's School, UC Berkeley and at the San Diego Yacht Club. An accomplished classical guitarist, an enthusiastic outdoorsman and a self proclaimed expert on Belgian beer, Brendan will live forever in the hearts of his family and friends. We will miss you forever Brendan.
A memorial will be held for Brendan on December 15, 2012, from 1 to 4 PM with a commemoration at 2 PM at The Powerhouse Community Center, 1658 Coast Boulevard, Del Mar.
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