December 2, 1931 ~ July 29, 2007
Anthony C. Weisbrich
12/02/31 - 07/29/07
Weisbrich, Anthony ("Brick").
Brick Weisbrich, 75, passed away of complications from an abdominal aortic aneurysm on July 29, 2007. Brick was born on a farm in Upsala, Minnesota on December 2, 1931. Orphaned at 15 when both parents died, Brick lived emancipated in Minnesota working combining machines until he enlisted in the ARMY's Air Force. He was diverted to the newly formed standalone US Air Force, from "browns-to-blues" uniforms as they said at the time. He fought in the Korean War and was crew chief for an Okinawa-based B-29 squadron, the "Puking Pelicans" as in delivering bombs. Upon discharge, Brick attended El Camino College and Northrup Institute of Technology where he studied aerospace engineering. He began his civilian career working at Douglas Aircraft Company. A few years later, Brick changed careers and began in sales at Canada Dry. Through mergers, Brick ended up working for Coca-Cola Bottling Company-LA and retired from there 46 years later as head of sales. This was the Golden Years for Coke-LA as they were one of the cornerstone sponsors for the 1984 Olympics, the first Olympic to make any money. On May 18, 1957, Brick married Monica Valdes at Transfiguration Church. Shortly thereafter, Brick retrieved his youngest brother, Richard, out of the St. Cloud Childrens Home in Minnesota by becoming guardian, brought Rich to Westchester and raised him. Brick & Monica had two children, Lorna and Paul who blessed him with 5 grandchildren: Fletcher, Faith Ann, Julianna, Carlotta and Tom. This year in May, Brick & Monica proudly celebrated their 50th Golden Wedding anniversary. Preceded in death were his parents, Carl and Anna, and a brother Charlie and a sister Irene (Lee). He is survived by his wife and two children, 5 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday August 2nd, at 2pm at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 7390 W. Manchester Ave, Westchester, 90045. Immediately after, a reception will be held at a nearby location. Maps will be provided to our guests after the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to American Heart Association.
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