David Joseph Bray

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David Joseph Bray Dave has finally been set free. During his lifetime, David completed a master's degree in business and was a CPA, CIA, and CISA. His career with Heinz, KPMG and partnering with Dworsky led him through many avenues of accounting. However, he was not the typical accountant. He had a wildly, outrageous personality, but at the same time, he was the most generous, loyal and dependable man we knew. David enjoyed traveling with his wife to exotic locales searching for places that took them far off-the-beaten track. He loved Harley rides with Keith, football, Doo-wop music and classic war and mafia documentaries. But, by far his favorite times were spent opening his home, and his heart, to his family and friends near and far. David is survived by his wife of 23 years, Pamela Bray of Redondo Beach, CA; sons, Keith (Cammie) Bray of Redondo Beach, CA; Vincent (Danielle) Bowen of Sacramento, CA; sister, Linda (Steve) Marshall of Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren, Oliver and Ella; and numerous, cherished, nieces, nephews and sister-in laws. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hammond and Mary Bray. A gathering of family and friends will be held at White & Day Colonial Mortuary in Redondo Beach on Saturday February 8, 2014 from noon to 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a Muscular Dystrophy Foundation.

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  1. Dave is my friend, since the early 60ties, he was my best
    man in the 70ts and I got him into the outlaw life and Harleys in the late 70 early 80, some things we can€™t take back! The first bike he had, I helped him get, I taught him how to stay alive on and off a bike, I can tell good stories, that would not be believed, unless someone saw them in the movies, but I won€™t. We fought together, partied hard
    together, and took on anyone in our way Together, bar NONE.

    I wish the time was there to talk about the passing of our
    Dads, and the passing of my son, now time is gone. I wish we had time to talk about
    things that really matter, like our relationship with God and his Son Jesus, but time is gone.
    May God Bless and keep You, I€™ll see you at the edge of the Lake of Reeds.


  2. My friend,my brother,my cousin, Dave the Slave was all of those to me. Growing up in the same building as kids was some of the best times in our lives and we visited the place we grew up several times as adults, and realized we lived in a ghetto. But we loved it. In our teens he would come back to spend the summers with me and we enjoyed endless days of baseball, camping in the backyard blowin shit up with the fireworks he would bring from Mexico, and in general just love living. Our most recent times of fun was our visits to Vegas where Davey was more than generous to all around, from dinners to shows to gambling he would not allow others to pay.David rode life hard because he knew his time would be limited. We had many discussions about the end and he would always say he did more than most and enjoyed it. The most important thing to him was family and he proved this time and time again. you will be missed CUZ I will think of him often especially when I listen to DOO WOP. Rest gently my brother.

  3. I am so sorry to hear Dave has left us!! What a neat fun loving guy, remembering all those Friday nites and the Mermaid-and many Saturdays and Sundayss, too!! I just want to give Pammie a big hug and hold her!! Herer is hoping we all can someday meet up again at the Mermaid in the sky Thanx Dave for all the good times and cool breezes for your journey my friend-Squeaky Bill

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