February 10, 1910 ~ July 24, 2007
Brierley, Frederick J.
Age 97, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on July 24, 2007. Born in Lancashire England on February 10, 1910, the family immigrated to the U.S. in 1923, settling in Detroit, Michigan. At the outbreak of WWII, Fred was commissioned as a Naval Officer stationed in San Diego, CA, where he met and fell in love with Peggy Wurzell. They married and settled in Torrance where they raised their three children.
Fred retired as Dean of Occupational Education at Santa Monica College in 1975. Fred enjoyed playing tennis, golf, traveling, a good card game and singing his famous English "Ditties". Family times were always very special to him, especially times spent with his precious grandchildren.
Fred is survived by his wife Peggy of 62 years, daughter Kathy (Larry) Pinson, sons Duffy (Gail) Brierley and Casey (Jill) Brierley. He was the beloved Grandpa to Scott (Karen) Pinson, Kelly (Nick) Hinerth, Bonnie (Ricky) Hansen, Sean Brierley, Kyle Brierley and Brigitte Brierley and many nieces and nephews who will dearly miss their "Uncle Fred".
The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Friday August 3, 2007 at St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church at 1pm, with a reception immediately following. Private internment will be at a later date.
The Brierley Family wishes to thank Torrance Memorial Hospital for their kind and compassionate care of our loved one.
In lieu of flowers a scholarship fund has been established in Fred's name at Bishop Montgomery High School. Donations may be sent to Bishop Montgomery H.S., 5430 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503 Attn: Development Department. Please specify The Fred Brierley Memorial Scholarship.
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