April 7, 1929 - January 17, 2014 Frederick Maurice Brosio Jr., father and friend, was born in San Francisco and moved to Los Angeles at age 7. His father owned an Italian restaurant, Lucey's, across the street from Paramount Studios, then RKO. Fred went to St. John's Military Academy and Loyola High School where he was a member of ROTC. He then went to Stanford University, class of 1951. As a history major, he continued with ROTC. As an officer, he went to Korea where he served from June 1952 until July 1953. Fred was awarded a Bronze Star for meritorious achievement near Chorwan during combat in October 1952. After returning from Korea, he entered Stanford Law School. Fred served nearly thirty years as Chief of the Civil Division in the U.S. Attorney's office in Los Angeles. Fred was a humble and generous man with a keen desire to do things well. He was always eager to help. With his encyclopedic knowledge and love of history, he was an excellent tour guide all through Europe. His bookshelves were full of tour guides, books on history, fiction, and aviation, model airplanes, and statues of Winston Churchill. He loved Bach and old movies. He was a devout Dodgers fan and attended Stanford football games well into his waning years. We miss our travel/theater/dinner/concert companion, our friend and our father. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor, his brother Robert, three children, two grandchildren, and two stepgrandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to BDSRA.ORG. the Batten Disease Support and Research Association. Services by Cabot & Sons cabotandsonsfh.com.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 26, 2014