Guillermo Brealey Nietzen

March 23, 1924November 4, 2018
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Guillermo Brealey Nietzen, 94, of San Diego, California passed away on Sun-day, November 4th 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Guillermo Brealey Nietzen who was known to everyone as “Ñato” was born in Costa Rica on March 23rd, 1924 to Carlos Gustavo Nietzen Borges and Car-men Brealey Salazar. Ñato was an avid photographer at an early age, but be-came a tuna fisherman while he was a young adult. He fished many years in Costa Rica until he moved with his family to San Diego. Once moving to San Diego he became an electrician working many local projects including the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant which was his last project until he retired.

He was devoted to his beautiful wife and soul mate of 74 years, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. His love and care for his siblings was life changing. The landscape of our family will never be the same without him, but we will continue to stand atop the mountains he carved out for all of us, so that we might have a better view of this beautiful life.

Guillermo is survived by his loving wife Luz of 74 years, daughters Violet Har-rison, Yadira (Michael) McLees, his seven grandchildren, David, Rachael, Michel, Elizabeth, Kristina, Brian and Eric, great grandchildren Anthony, Mikey, Andre and Sofia. Brother Danny (Deborah) Portuquez, sisters Delma (Charles) Brealey, Ligia Masing, Carmen (Rod) Beeche and many loving niec-es, nephews and extended family. Guillermo was a loving father, husband, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to everyone.

Guillermo will forever be remembered for his big smile, his big heart, and the great love he had for his family. He was truly one of a kind and will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.

A viewing and Rosary will take place at Goodbody Mortuary, 5027 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115 Wednesday, November 14th between the hours of 4:00pm and 8:00pm. The Rosary will take place at 6:00pm. A memorial ser-vice will be held at the Holy Cross Cemetery Church, 4470 Hilltop Dr, San Diego, CA 92102 on Thursday, November 15th beginning at 1:00pm. Burial at the cemetery will immediately follow the memorial service. A celebration of life reception will take place following the burial at the Holy Spirit school’s main hall. 2725 55th St, San Diego, CA 92105


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, November 15, 2018

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Sandra Clinton-Nietzen

November 15, 2018

A mi querido Tio Memo si le llegaran estas palabras: Solo quiero repetirle el gran respeto, admiracion y agradecimiento que le tuve siempre. Gracias por ser como fue y nunca olvidare sus palabras y su apoyo cuando mas lo necesite. Lo llevare en mi corazon siempre!
A mi tia y primas y al resto de nuestra familia de California, que Dios les de la resignacion para soportar el dolor y vacio tan grande que sienten. De parte de mi mama y nuestro un gran abrazo y los queremos mucho!

Arlyne Beeche

November 14, 2018

We will miss Tio Memo very much. He was an amazing man and true spirit of goodness and kindness. He always had a smile and kind word. I will miss his gentle ways and stories of his amazing life. His loss is felt from very far away. His family was everything to him. I love you all.

Jose Ramirez

November 11, 2018

Hola Luz y familia soy Jose Ramirez el que le limpiaba el Jardin. Le doy el pesame a su familia. Como lo siento lo de don Guillermo era una gran persona y lo voy a sentir mucho.