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In memory of

Juan Brana

Juan Brana
Juan Brana afer a competition in Elko (photo

02/06/2016 - Reno. NV, USA

Juan Brana has died on Monday February 8, 2016 in Reno, Nevada.

Juan was born on April 9, 1959 in Almandoz, Navarre and emigrated young to the United States, working first in Idaho, as sheepherder, to settle later in Reno, where he began working in construction and the place he formed a family and he have died yesterday. He was a person well known in the Basque West, particularly among the fans of Basque rural sports, herri kirolak, because he was an aizkolari, as his daughter Stephanie is. He took part in many festivals, exhibitions and competitions, specially in Nevada and California.

A few years ago he was diagnosed with a type of cancer and he has been able to go ahead, with better and worse times, although doctors recommended him not to take the ax.

To his daughters, Stephanie and Amaia, his wife, family and many friends our deepest condolences.


The family have published these lines:

On February 6th the world lost a great man, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend to many. His strength, loyalty, laugh and humor will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be held at Our Lady of the Snows at 11 am Feb. 15th at 1138 Wright street in Reno. We will be celebrating his life at the Santa Fe restaurant afterwards. Thank you for all of your love and support towards me and my family.

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