Deaths: March 28, 2002

March 28, 2002


 Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Laureano Manuel Brana, 81, of Holtville, who died Tuesday in Valley Convalescent Center in El Centro.

The Rev. Barry Vinyard of Imperial Valley Catholic Chaplaincy will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mr. Brana was born July 4, 1920, in Havana, Cuba, and came to the United States in 1962.

He married Ofelia  Galego in Havana, who preceded him in death on August 20, 2001.

Mr. Brana worked at various jobs throughout his life and was last employed in maintenance by  St. Luke's School.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Susan Brana of El Centro; sisters, Ofelia Salgado of Long Beach and Margarita Lavandera of Miami; and granddaughter, Laura Brana of El Centro.


The family suggests memorials be sent to the Valley Retirement Inn, 708 E. 5th St., Holtville, CA  92250.

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