June 1, 1947 – November 4, 2015
Bill 68, passed away peacefully in his home in Santa Cruz CA surrounded by family after a a valiant 5 year battle with cancer.
Bill was born at Sisters Hospital, Santa Cruz to Herb V. and Alice Bryan of Watsonville CA where he attended school and was a graduate of Watsonville High School, class of 1965.
After high school Bill was drafted into the U.S. Army in August 1966 where he became a telephone lineman serving in Viet Nam, during which time he was awarded the bronze star.
He returned home and attended Cabrillo College where he met and married in 1968, Lois Carhart, later becoming manager/owner of Carhart Rental in Santa Cruz, working there for many years. After Lois’ death in 1980 he remarried Pamela Fish in 1983 helping to raise her children Mike and Whitney later adopting her.
Bill enjoyed Racing at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville not far from where he was raised on Laken Court. Bill became owner of R.V. Service Center Of Santa Cruz on the west side until his retirement, resuming his love of racing he even took home a third place finish, July 17, 2015 in the main event 4-banger race, with the support of son Glenn, grandsons Kyle and Cody all of whom also race at the speedway.
He and step-son Mike had a very special relationship sharing there time fishing. Bill and Pam enjoyed time with their grand kids with activities of boating, dirt bike riding and trips to the desert with a large group of close friends. His other interests included scuba diving, his bowling team and extensive world travel.
Bill is survived by his wife of 33 years Pamela Bryan of Santa Cruz, son Glenn Bryan (Rose) of Corralitos CA, step-son Mike Fish of Santa Cruz, daughter Whitney Pengally (Nick) of Hollister CA. Grandchildren Kyle, Cody and Cole Bryan, Zach and Hailey Fish, Jaron and Jadon Kelley, and Maxx and Cooper Pengally. Bill also shared a special relationship with Jason Kelley.
A celebration of life will be held Sat. January 16, 2016 at the VFW hall on 17th Ave in Santa Cruz, Ca and invite anyone wishing to come and remember his life.