Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Bryan Maceda Rest In Peace

Obituary for Bryan Maceda, former Los Angeles Times employee:

Bryan Charles Maceda, a fixture in the Los Angeles Times print shop over 5 decades, died on June 3rd from a massive heart attack. He was 58 years old.

Born in Beth Page, New York, the family moved to the Los Angeles area when Bryan was still a toddler, and eventually settled in West Covina where he graduated from Edgewood High School in 1977 to pursue art studies at Mt San Antonio Jr. College.

Bryan soon dropped out of school to follow in the footsteps of his father, James Francis Maceda - a sub-editor at the Times - and, at age 19, landed a warehouse job in the scrappy print shop. From laborer to manager, he stayed on well into his 50’s. Usually working the graveyard grind, Bryan once quipped that he must have printed ten thousand editions while most everyone else he knew was sleeping. Over the years, he gained a reputation as a steady trouble-shooter as the paper evolved from letterpress to computerized printing.

But the Digital Age had its drawbacks: in 2012, Bryan was let go by the Times during a wave of lay-offs. So, at 54, he decided to return to school, earning in just one year an associate degree in electrical engineering he parlayed into a new career as Walmart Distribution Center’s regional engineer at its hub in Apple Valley, his most recent employment. 

Bryan, whose interests ranged from antique firearms to metal sculpting, is survived by his wife, Emma, his son, Bryan Jay, daughter, Bryana - both from a previous marriage – and his three granddaughters, Olivia – who he adopted, Elise and Evelia. He also leaves behind five foster children - the legacy of giving back and helping those in need, especially the helpless.

Funeral services will be held at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Apple Valley at 10:00 am on June 13.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So many fond memories with Bryan, back when I was a paper handler. Decent human being.
Al Albanes