Catherine (Streifel) Brynjulson

Catherine (Streifel) Brynjulson
Mar. 9, 1929 - Feb. 1, 2014
Resident of Rossmoor
Cathy Brynjulson passed away on February 1 after a brave fight against breast cancer.
Born to Margaret and Paul Streifel in North Dakota, Cathy grew up surrounded by 8 brothers and sisters. A self-made woman, she moved to Bismarck to attend Radiology School and met the love of her life, Robert Brynjulson. In 1950 they married and moved to Detroit, Michigan where their only son, Barry, was born.They moved to San Leandro in 1952, with Cathy practicing her trade at Eden Hospital. Cathy's other loves were her grandsons, Jesse and Brock, her daughter in-law Michele, travels, a practical joke, and playing cards.
A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Walnut Creek at 11AM on February 12th, with a reception following. In lieu of flowers, Cathy requested that donations be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or to The Paul and Margaret Streifel Scholarship Fund at Bishop Ryan High School in Minot, North Dakota in her name.
The family wishes to thank Hospice of the East Bay for their support during the last days of Cathy's life.
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Published in Contra Costa Times on Feb. 7, 2014