December 7, 1928 – November 19, 2018
MICHAEL BRIAN OF ORCHARD LAKE MICHIGAN
Born December 1928 - Ramsgate yet reared in Cornwall, England, passed peacefully November 2018 in Oxnard, California surrounded by family; preceded in death wives Patricia and Doreen.
Survived by son Martin, daughter-in-law Adeline, 2 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, brother Jack and sister Olive; (exwife Mary Reed-Brian) step-daughters Anita Halprin and Mona Marshall-Czeszewski as well as cousins, nieces and nephews in England, Australia, Canada and the States.
During WWII, as a teenager, he grew up delivering home-made soup to soldiers posted in the church tower of St. Eval in Cornwall. After serving in the Royal British Navy, Mike graduated from Bournemouth College, England with an Mechanical Engineering Degree. Historically, he was employed by Boeing, General Motors, and Jered Industries. Later, successfully created and owned Precision Control Incorporated where he designed a vacuum interface valve for ships sold to the US Navy and US Coastguard as well as other products and services . He was especially proud to having been contributory to the purchase of the Orchard Lake Nature preserve abutting his beloved Upper Straits Lake. Mike was a charming, delightfully social person who enjoyed the arts, history, travel, boating, and dachshunds! Anyone who knew him found him to be witty, insightful and genuinely endearing.
MEMORIAL GATHERING FAMILY FUNERAL CARE ON ORCHARD LAKE ROAD IN KEEGO HARBOR SUNDAY, MAY 19TH 1PM TO 7 PM.
- Patricia and Doreen, Wives
- Martin Brian, Son
- Adeline Brian, Daughter-in-law
- Anita Halprin, Step-Daughter
- Mona Marshall-Czeszewski, Step-Daughters
- 2 Grandchildren, Unspecified
- 4 Great Grandchildren, Unspecified
- Jack and Olive, Siblings
- Mary Reed-Brian, Ex-wife
- Also survived by cousins, nieces and nephews in England, Australia, Canada and the States.
- Memorial Gathering Sunday, May 19, 2019