In Memory

Warren D Broering - Class Of 1940

Warren D Broering

Warren 'Jack" Broering died February 22, 2014, in Laguna Woods at the age of 92. He was a man of God, of conviction and principle, of love for family and country, and a true and loyal friend.

Jack was born February 18, 1922 in Los Angeles to Lawrence and Frieda Broering and grew up in South Pasadena. His adventurous spirit led him to join the US Marines. He was a pilot for the fighter squadron known as the 'Death Rattlers' (the 323), fighting in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Flying the iconic F-4U Corsair gave him a lifelong passion for aviation that continued into his late 80s. After the war he married Patricia Magee (SPHS '42) and moved first to Balboa Island, then to Corona del Mar. He and his brother Lawrence opened the 'Flying A' gas station at the entrance to Balboa Island in the 40s. This enterprise led to many lasting friendships in the Newport Beach community. After closing the station, he went to work for Cherry Rivet, a division of 3M, eventually becoming the west coast regional sales manager. Picnics at 3rd Beach, Little League, scouting, and church gatherings with his family occupied his leisure time.

After retiring, he and Pat spent many happy months each year 'house sitting' in Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii. Later in life they moved to Dana Point where church activities, golfing, and strolling around the harbor occupied most of their days. Jack is survived by his wife, Patricia; his son, Gary (Pat) of Morrow Bay; his son, Jeff of Newport Beach; his daughter, Gail Santy of Marin; grandchildren, Aaron Broering and Devon and Mitchell Santy; and great-grandchildren, Ely and Lilia Broering. He was predeceased by his sister, Gretchen Broering (SPHS '34) and brother, Lawrence Broering (SPHS '38).

The Orange County Register, March 28, 2014