Bryan Edward Dean, 48

Bryan Edward Dean of Manhattan Beach, California passed away on Monday, November 29. He is survived by his wife Monica and their three children, Joseph Robert, Angela Maria, and Teresa Tesoro.

Bryan was born on December 15, 1972 in Newport Beach, California. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Real Estate Finance from the University of Southern California in 1997. A proud member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, he served as the fraternity treasurer and played an active leadership role in mentoring younger members. Among his fraternity brothers, he will be remembered for his devotion to the brotherhood during and after college and for his big smile and ability to make others laugh with his jokes and pranks. Following graduation, Bryan worked in commercial real estate for over 20 years. Bryan began his career in real estate valuation before transitioning into management. A dynamic professional, he eventually managed several complex, multi-million-dollar real estate deals.

Although Bryan had a successful career, his proudest moments involved family and his faith. Bryan chose to be part of the Catholic Church and converted to Catholicism in 2007, as it was vital for him to join his family in being an active participant of the Catholic community at American Martyrs Church (AMC). You could often find him building the stage for the AMC events; AMC was a cornerstone for Bryan.

Bryan was also moved to volunteer by his love for his family and his passion for football and baseball. An avid fan of USC Trojan football, Seattle Seahawks, and the Los Angeles Angels. He coached his kids' soccer, t-ball, girls softball, and flag football teams over a dozen years.

Bryan's handyman skills, diligence, and willingness to help others won him many admirers, and his in-laws benefited from his generous heart, his work ethic and meticulous approach. Bryan was truly a jack-of-all-trades, performing carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work, plastering, tiling, painting – even saving his mother-in law's precious plants and building her a greenhouse. If a project required new skills, he would spare no effort in learning them. He strived to be the best at whatever task he faced. Bryan loved everything about family, and especially making meals for them. He was the grill master who never got tired of hearing how much everyone loved his steak and grilled fish.

Despite some personal struggles in recent years, Bryan remained devoted to his wife and children. Monica was his consummate partner and the true love of his life. Bryan absolutely loved his children and was incredibly proud of all that they accomplished.

Bryan is preceded in death by his mother Myrna Barnett. He is survived by his father Lon Dean, stepmother Sandi Dean; stepfather Mike Barnett, sister Stephanie Dean Pughe; brothers Bobby Barnett, Lonnie and Randy Dean.

Bryan will be deeply grieved and sorely missed by everyone that was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to know him.

A Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 3:30pm time at American Martyrs Church located at 700 15th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, and a reception will immediately follow at O'Donnell Hall across the street.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Monsignor Barry for his continued love and support with Joseph, Angela and Teresa.
Published by The Beach Reporter on Dec. 14, 2021.
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American Martyrs Church
700 15th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA
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The Moreno Family
December 15, 2021
OMG, Monica. I am so sorry for your family´s loss. You and the kids are in our thoughts and prayers.
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