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David Merrill Brauns

August 20, 1935 -
September 11, 2014

David passed away peacefully on September 11, 2014, after battling cancer for several months and other life threatening conditions in the recent weeks. He worked as a senior civil engineer for the City of Los Angeles for over 40 years, enjoying everything about being downtown in the city he loved and moved to after leaving Tucson, Arizona, newly married in his early twenties. After retiring in his early sixties, he worked another 10 years at Enterprise Car Rental, where he very much enjoyed the social camaraderie of his fellow "cohorts", many of whom he called friends. One of his greatest loves was bicycling . . . . . he covered many miles around southern California, including the Palos Verdes Peninsula, trips from his home to San Diego, and everywhere in between. He bicycled around Lake Washington, the Puget Sound area and the San Juan Island during the summers he spent with his daughter and her family in Washington. He was also an avid football fan, and rarely missed a game, especially if the Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams or UCLA Bruins were playing. He was always the one you could count on for a hand with anything and found great happiness in sometimes very simple things. He is survived by his two children, Sharon and Steve, brothers, Robert and Keith, grandson, Jacob, and was preceded in death by his father, Ted Brauns, who passed away July 17, 2014. May they enjoy many more games of chess together. We miss you Dad, thank you for everything. Love you always.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the WoundedWarriorProject.org, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Sept. 16, 2014
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