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William R. Brisbin

November 5, 1954 — October 22, 2023

William R. Brisbin

November 5, 1954 — October 22, 2023

William Robert Brisbin, 68, of Monrovia, California, was called home on October 21, 2023.

Bill was born on November 5, 1954 to Donald George Brisbin and Phyllis Louise Brisbin, nee Jensen. After attending Northern Illinois, he went into sales management and after moving to California pivoted into real estate.

He was married to Susan J. Brisbin for almost forty years before they converted their relationship into dear friends and co-grandparents. Bill is survived by his loving mother, Phyllis Brisbin, his two children and his six grandchildren, Ryan Brisbin (Jessica), Darcy Winter (Vision), Snowy, Remington, Reverent, Winsome, Wilder & Peach. Additionally, he is survived by his brother and best friend, Thomas Brisbin.

Bill’s life was one filled with grand adventures. He had an unmatched passion for hunting, fishing, golfing and using his hands to build. The only thing he loved more than a grand adventure was his family and deep-rooted friendships. Bill’s passing will leave a hole in the lives of so many, but may the vibrant memory of him bring joy to us all.

A memorial service will be held under the fig tree at the Monrovia Library on December 3, 2023 at 1PM. The reception to immediately follow at Bella Sera.  


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