William Thomas Brownridge III

August 30, 1946 to March 25, 2008



Bill Brownridge was a delayed casualty of the Vietnam War. He served in the 101st Airborne, the "Screaming Eagles" 1965 to 1967. He lived a full, vigorous and productive life, marrying three times and raising two fine children, achieving success in all areas of his life. He loved music, betting on sports games, traveling the world (especially Europe, Africa, and Mexican beaches), road trips, the outdoors, camping, and being by the ocean and most of all being in the company of his family and friends. He adored his family and was very proud of his children. He attended Hayward State University, receiving both a B.A. and B.S. degrees in recreational therapy and worked with the developmentally disabled and was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to serve on a State Board for Rehabilitation. He later excelled in the industries of real estate and construction, after which he retired to Mission Bay in San Diego. Bill was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched. He is survived by his children Jenn and Mike; wife, Kay; sister, Judy Laws and Bob Rogers; nephews, Mike and Wim Laws; mother-in-law, Pat; many cousins; and a special group of close cadet friends from high school at San Diego Military Academy. He was kind, funny and fun - with marvelous antics and a zany, quick sense of humor. He was a teller of marvelous stories and mischievous creator of many epic "RFs."



Contributions may be made to any group saving polar bears or Operation Home Front, helping military families. Services have been held at Fort Rosecrans, followed by a Celebration of Life at his favorite pub in San Diego.