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Grover Collins Bramhall

 

Last updated 1/18/2018 at 4:10pm

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Grover Collins Bramhall, age 93, passed away January 9, 2018 from complications of the flu. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ethel Bramhall; his three children, Richard Bramhall, Barbara (Edward) Cyran, and Robyn Bramhall (Ellen Maremont Silver); and two grandchildren, Bradford Cyran and Alyssa Cyran.

Grover was born in the tiny Texas town of Premont, where he grew up a country boy, the youngest of eight children. He attended Texas A&M before entering the Navy. He married Ethel (nee Standish), also of Texas, in 1950.

As a proud citizen of his country, he served in the U.S. Navy during both World War II and the Korean War. After the Korean conflict, he and his bride moved to Hawaii, where all three of their children were born. He worked at Pearl Harbor until he earned his bachelor of science degree in engineering in 1958 from the University of Hawaii.

With his new degree, in 1958 he moved his family to California, where Ethel and he raised their children in the city of Hawthorne. During the rest of his professional career, he worked in the aerospace industry. The crowning achievement of his engineering career was the work his team did designing a central integrated testing system (CIT), a computerized self-diagnostic maintenance system, for the B-1 bomber.

After retiring, Ethel and Grover moved to San Diego County in 1985, which allowed them to spend time with their grandchildren as they grew up. They lived in Carlsbad, Vista, Oceanside and finally Fallbrook.

Grover's life was filled with caring about others. He was a caring and attentive father, who actively participated in his children's upbringing. Through the Boy Scouts, Little League and PTA, he served his community and touched the lives of many others.

He served as Little League manager of the Padres from 1961-63. However, his highest awards and proudest achievements came in scouting. He was a Cub Scout Master, Boy Scout Troop Leader and Explorer Post Advisor during a span of 10 years, from 1961-71. His awards included the Order of the Arrow, Cedar Badge and culminated in a Lifetime Achievement Award presented to him by the Boy Scouts of America of the Greater Los Angeles Area.

 

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