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Brian Watanabe, 1949-2020
Nathan Brian Watanabe
February 7, 1949 - December 26, 2020 
San Diego

Nathan, 71, son of Hideo and Dorothy Watanabe, died of natural causes. Nathan graduated from Sunny Hills High in Fullerton, CA and received his BA and MA at Redlands University.

He worked for the city of San Diego. He is survived by his brother, Gordon Watanabe.
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Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Jan. 1, 2021.

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Michael Santana on June 23, 2022 at 12:49 AM said:

I was a Cemetery Representative working at Fort Rosecrans in Point Loma. Brian used to come up and visit with me from time to time. Our cemetery was a peaceful place with a beautiful view of Downtown San Diego. He would come up to the office and chat after having his lunch and enjoying the views in the afternoons. He was a very nice man, and I was saddened to learn of his passing. We shared some nice conversations about a multitude of things. God rest his soul. I hope to see you in Heaven someday, brother. Love, "Mike from Rosecrans".
Patrick W Conover, '67 on January 1, 2021 at 5:53 AM said:

I can remember Brian was a track sprinter and had a horrible biking accident in 8th grade at Wilshire, injuring his leg. He recovered and I remember the coaches working with him to see if he could still compete.
He was always up and had a great attitude about everyone and everything.
It's a shame that he has passed at such a young age.
Rodney G. Handsfield, M.D.. '67 on January 1, 2021 at 12:48 AM said:

I was shocked to learn of Brian’s passing from his brother Gordon. Our friendship went back to Wilshire Junior High where we sang in the Madrigals choral group as baritones. Brian and I last spoke on Christmas Eve. He was a fascinating and loyal friend and I miss him terribly. May he rest in eternal peace. Rod

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