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Richard John Brehme Sr.


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Richard John Brehme Sr. Obituary
June 30, 1932 - May 3, 2017 Richard John Brehme Sr. passed away peacefully on May 3, 2017 surrounded by his wife Judith Jones Brehme and his six children. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Ellen Brehme (1995). Dick attended Glendale College and Cal State LA and served in the U.S. Army. He had a successful career, spanning over 40 years in the oil industry. He worked under Dan Lundberg, a beloved mentor and friend, and rose to Manager of Petroleum Sales at Signal Oil and Gas. Dick advanced to President of Lerner Oil and continued in the oil industry until his retirement. He was considered a major figure in the age of independent petroleum sales and a gentleman by all who knew him. Dick's Catholic faith remained paramount in his final days along with the love of his family. Dick is survived by his wife Judith, children Richard Jr., Max, Kathleen, Martha, Jennifer and Patrick, as well as his daughters-in-law Kimberly, Sandie and Sylvia, sons-in-law Doug and David, twelve grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, six nieces and one nephew. Funeral Mass: Saturday, May 13th. 11:00 A.M St. James the Less Catholic Church 4651 Dunsmore Ave. La Crescenta, CA 91214 Private interment at San Fernando Mission Cemetery Monday, May 15th * In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to Dick's beloved Parish; Saint James Church in La Crescenta in care of: SJHR School 8th Grade Graduate Scholarships (for students going to Catholic high schools in the fall).
Published in the Los Angeles Times on May 10, 2017
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