Brettnacher, Joseph Harold a 48 year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 in Torrance. Born in Lafayette, Indiana, Joseph was 79 when he died. Joseph had served in the Navy during World War II and he was a member of the Los Verdes Men's Golf Club, Hollywood Riviera Sportsman's Club and the Elks Club, San Pedro Lodge #966. He is survived by his Wife, Marie Brettnacher of Redondo Beach, CA, Son, Gerry Brettnacher, Daughter, Janet Brettnacher and Brother, Ronald Brettnacher. A gathering of family & friends will be Sunday, February, 27, 2005, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Rice Mortuary. The Service will be Monday, February 28, 2005, 11:00 AM at Rice Mortuary in Torrance, CA. Graveside Service will be Tuesday, March 1, 2005, 11:30 AM at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, CA.

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  1. Our condolences to Marie and the family. He served his country and community with dedication and distinction. He will be long remembered for both as well as his treasured friendship.

  2. Dear Gerry, It is with sincere sympathy that I write this note to you. I saw your father\’s obituary today, saw your name, and for the second time this week I was flooded with memories of you and South High. In packing to move, I came across notes from you to me. You were a dear friend. I haven\’t seen you in nearly 40 years, but wanted to let you know that I was saddened to read about your father\’s passing. I lost my mother over 25 years ago, and I still miss her. Just a voice from the past, be well. Laura Duport Oreskovich

  3. My greatest sympathy for the Brettnacher family.”Snapper” and I were real close during our service in CB 105,shoulder to shoulder in the landing on Leyte in 1944.

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