Russell Brean passed away on August 10, 2014, at his home in Ramona. Russ was born on February 8, 1958, in San Diego and lived in Clairemont until 1972 when his family moved to Ramona. Russ graduated from Ramona High School Class of '76. In 1980 he married his first love, best friend and life partner, Cheryl Tobiason. |
After working with Tobiason Brothers in the construction business and Ramona Automotive as a mechanic, Russ served as a California Highway Patrolman for 25 years, working primarily in Ramona, Julian, and the backcountry. He loved to take his family on vacations in their motorhome, help with the Ramona Junior Fair or Girls' Softball, and visiting with all the friends he would bump into around town.
He is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl; children, Torry Brean, Kristen Blackburn and Ashley Brean; grandchildren, Makenna, Shaye, and Kendall Blackburn; parents, William and Martha Brean; brothers, Tim and John Brean; and many more in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews who continue to love him very much.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Ramona Jr. Fairgrounds on August 23, 2014, at 4pm. The family is creating a memory book for Russ's grandchildren and welcomes any pictures or stories. Please bring anything you would like to share to the Celebration of Life or e-mail Cheryl Brean at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published in the Ramona Sentinel on Aug. 21, 2014