In memory of
ROBERT LESLIE BRIGHAM
Read More
In memory of
ROBERT LESLIE BRIGHAM
Robert Leslie Brigham, loving husband, father, and educator passed away peacefully on March 13, 2019, while listening to his favorite music. He was 91. Bob was fundamentally good. He was kind and gentle and a role model to many. He will be remembered for a life well lived leaving a legacy of love and acceptance. He was admired for making people laugh without trying too hard. For him, right and wrong was not complicated nor judgmental. He brought people together and made everyone feel comfortable and welcomed with courtesy and civility. His many accomplishments include a Master's Thesis, which had a positive impact on race relations in Manhattan Beach. He was the recipient of the Lions International Rose and Scroll Award. He was an accomplished writer who contributed to the baseball publication, The Diamond Angle, Easy Reader, and countless Letters to the Editor. Bob helped establish a Bikes for Kids program, using recycled bikes. He was artistic and created scores of illustrated personalized family birthday cards. Bob was born in Los Angeles on May 18, 1927 and moved to Manhattan Beach at the age of 12, where he attended Center School and Redondo Union High School. He was involved in student government and was co-captain of RUHS Seahawks' CIF championship football team. After graduating from high school and serving in WWII, Bob attended Fresno State College where he met and married Mary Ann Forrester. Upon receiving his teaching credential, they settled in Manhattan Beach where they raised three children, Leslie, Matt, and Allison. He was on faculty at Mira Costa High School, from the time of the first graduating class of 1953 and continued as a teacher, counselor, coach, and sports announcer for the next 36 years. Bob and Mary Ann enjoyed a full life and were integral members of their community with involvement in Manhattan Beach Community Church, Fair Housing Coalition, Manhattan Beach Democratic Club, Community Concerts Association, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, American Field Service, and Manhattan Beach Historical Society. In 2005, Bob and Mary Ann moved to Paso Robles, where he continued an active life, playing golf daily, jogging, and swimming laps (80 laps on his 80th birthday!) Bob's greatest pride was his family. He will be remembered by Mary Ann, his wife of 66 years, children Leslie Moss and husband, Rick of Paso Robles, Matt Brigham and husband Juan Gonzalez of Long Beach, and Allison Finkle and husband, Peter of Chico. He was beloved Papa to grandchildren Whitney Moss (Ryan Currier), Emily Moss, Jacob Moss (Leah), Spencer Finkle (Katie) and great grandchildren Julian, Scarlett, Jaxon, and Laurel. The family is grateful for the loving and compassionate care Bob received from the staffs of Ada's Lodges and Central Coast Hospice. There will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday, May 26 at 2:00 PM in the Community Center of Traditions at River Oaks. If you're inclined to make a donation in Bob's honor, the family suggests ACLU ( action.aclu.org ) or First Tee ( thefirstteecentralcoast.org ).
View Full Obituary ›
Past Services ╲╱
opt299:
opt312: Original
In memory of
ROBERT LESLIE BRIGHAM
Robert Leslie Brigham, loving husband, father, and educator passed away peacefully on March 13, 2019, while listening to his favorite music. He was 91. Bob was fundamentally good. He was kind and gentle and a role model to many. He will be remembered for a life well lived leaving a legacy of love and acceptance. He was admired for making people laugh without trying too hard. For him, right and wrong was not complicated nor judgmental. He brought people together and made everyone feel comfortable and welcomed with courtesy and civility. His many accomplishments include a Master's Thesis, which had a positive impact on race relations in Manhattan Beach. He was the recipient of the Lions International Rose and Scroll Award. He was an accomplished writer who contributed to the baseball publication, The Diamond Angle, Easy Reader, and countless Letters to the Editor. Bob helped establish a Bikes for Kids program, using recycled bikes. He was artistic and created scores of illustrated personalized family birthday cards. Bob was born in Los Angeles on May 18, 1927 and moved to Manhattan Beach at the age of 12, where he attended Center School and Redondo Union High School. He was involved in student government and was co-captain of RUHS Seahawks' CIF championship football team. After graduating from high school and serving in WWII, Bob attended Fresno State College where he met and married Mary Ann Forrester. Upon receiving his teaching credential, they settled in Manhattan Beach where they raised three children, Leslie, Matt, and Allison. He was on faculty at Mira Costa High School, from the time of the first graduating class of 1953 and continued as a teacher, counselor, coach, and sports announcer for the next 36 years. Bob and Mary Ann enjoyed a full life and were integral members of their community with involvement in Manhattan Beach Community Church, Fair Housing Coalition, Manhattan Beach Democratic Club, Community Concerts Association, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, American Field Service, and Manhattan Beach Historical Society. In 2005, Bob and Mary Ann moved to Paso Robles, where he continued an active life, playing golf daily, jogging, and swimming laps (80 laps on his 80th birthday!) Bob's greatest pride was his family. He will be remembered by Mary Ann, his wife of 66 years, children Leslie Moss and husband, Rick of Paso Robles, Matt Brigham and husband Juan Gonzalez of Long Beach, and Allison Finkle and husband, Peter of Chico. He was beloved Papa to grandchildren Whitney Moss (Ryan Currier), Emily Moss, Jacob Moss (Leah), Spencer Finkle (Katie) and great grandchildren Julian, Scarlett, Jaxon, and Laurel. The family is grateful for the loving and compassionate care Bob received from the staffs of Ada's Lodges and Central Coast Hospice. There will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday, May 26 at 2:00 PM in the Community Center of Traditions at River Oaks. If you're inclined to make a donation in Bob's honor, the family suggests ACLU ( action.aclu.org ) or First Tee ( thefirstteecentralcoast.org ).
View Full Obituary ›
Past Services ╲╱
Express Your Condolences By Sending Funeral Flowers.
All arrangements are delivered by a local florist.
855-329-5806 Need help ordering? We’re here for you.
100% Money Back Guarantee
At Peace Arrangement At Peace Arrangement At Peace Arrangement

At Peace Arrangement

At Peace Arrangement

At Peace Arrangement

Need Help? Have Questions?

At Peace Arrangement

Sku:
ftd-S3-4984S

At Peace Arrangement

Sku:
ftd-S3-4984D

At Peace Arrangement

Sku:
ftd-S3-4984P
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Product Description

This extraordinary mixed flower bouquet is an excellent choice for creating a beautiful, serene and reverential setting for an urn containing the cremated remains of the deceased. The asymmetrical arrangement is hand-arranged by a local FTD artisan florist and includes Dendrobium orchids, roses, calla lilies, and lush, complementary greenery in a low silvery plastic rectangular container. Beautiful on its own or to enhance a display of a meaningful memento, photograph or candle. Standard bouquet is approx. 20"H x 27"W.

Sku: ftd-S3-4984S

This extraordinary mixed flower bouquet is an excellent choice for creating a beautiful, serene and reverential setting for an urn containing the cremated remains of the deceased. The asymmetrical arrangement is hand-arranged by a local FTD artisan florist and includes Dendrobium orchids, roses, calla lilies, and lush, complementary greenery in a low silvery plastic rectangular container. Beautiful on its own or to enhance a display of a meaningful memento, photograph or candle. Deluxe bouquet is approx. 21"H x 28"W.

Sku: ftd-S3-4984D

This extraordinary mixed flower bouquet is an excellent choice for creating a beautiful, serene and reverential setting for an urn containing the cremated remains of the deceased. The asymmetrical arrangement is hand-arranged by a local FTD artisan florist and includes Dendrobium orchids, roses, calla lilies, and lush, complementary greenery in a low silvery plastic rectangular container. Beautiful on its own or to enhance a display of a meaningful memento, photograph or candle. Premium bouquet is approx. 22"H x 30"W.

Sku: ftd-S3-4984P
Need Help? Have Questions?