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“I had no idea, just had a feeling and tried to search the internet for news about Brian. We were in 2/75 together and had some great times. I am...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Andrew McIlquham - CO - friend

“Thinking of you Brian and we all miss you. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Gini Webb - San Diego, CA

“Brian and I started working closely together a little over a year ago at over our common ground of Alameda, CA. Although we never had the the...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Jeff Barna - Portland, OR

“Brian felt like a second dad to me. He was good friends with my mom and growing up our families spent good quality memories together. I wish I could...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Mary Lauderdale - San Diego, CA

“My heartfelt condolences go out to Clair, Ian, and the entire Maidrand family. I am truly sorry for your loss. In the short time I've worked...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Michelle Caruso - Morris Plains, NJ

“I worked with Brian at Burns & McDonnell Engineering years ago. Even though we parted ways, we always stayed in touch - meeting occasionally for a...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Jane Lauderdale - Poway, CA

“Brian is one of the most kind and generous people I have known, treating everyone with kindness and respect and giving freely of his time to several...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Mary Parker - San Diego, CA

“I was always excited when I knew that Brian was coming to a family function. He was always such a joy to be around. Warm, kind, fun, funny, and...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Terri Johnston Fraracci

“My heartfelt condolences to Clair, Ian, and Brian's family and many friends. I worked with Brian for 5 years and thoroughly enjoyed each experience....Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Kathy Wittert - San Diego, CA

“My deepest sympathies go out to the Maidrand family. Brian and I worked together for 12 years at Tetra Tech and in that time became friends. Brian...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Lisa Bienkowski - CA - Coworker

“Clarrissa and Ian; I know Brian only as the father of my beloved grandson, Ian. I met him-and perhaps you-very briefly,just once. I do know him to be...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Priscilla McLellan - Charleston, ME

“There's a hole in our work family now that will not be easily filled. Brian's kindnesses and helpfulness are well known and he is, and will be,...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: JoAnne Andrews - San Diego, CA

“Clair and Ian, Brian was such a great person and a huge part of our San Diego office. He always had a great attitude and encouring word for others....Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Andy Bolt - San Diego, CA

“May the Lord be with the entire Maidrand family durning the most difficult time in your lives. Our Love and Prayers. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: John & Suzie McMillan - Las Vegas, NV

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San Diego, CA – Brian Keith Maidrand passed away January 13th, 2013 of natural causes. He was 45 years old.

Brian is preceded in death by his children, Alexander and Jason Maidrand (2003). He is survived by his wife Clarisa Hernandez, son Ian Maidrand, mother Helen Maidrand, brothers Mitchell Maidrand and sister-in-law Darlene, Scott Maidrand and sister-in-law Pamela, sister Michelle Mckeen and brother-in-law Steve. Brian also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

Brian was born on February 5th, 1967 in Santa Barbara, California to Helen Swisher and Robert Maidrand Jr. He graduated Fort Bragg High School in 1985, where upon graduation enlisted in the United States Army. He completed Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma in 1985. In 1986, Brian became an Army Ranger, a select class of soldiers who are trained to face highly dangerous and stressful combat actions. During his 20 years of military service (4 years active duty, and 16 years as a reserve officer) Brian received numerous awards and commendations including: Army Achievement Medals in 1988 and 1989, the Army Commendation Medal in 1989, the California Commendation Medal in 1990, the Army National Guard ROTC Scholarship and the George. C. Marshall ROTC Leadership Award in 1995. Brian was also a graduate of San Diego State University in 1995, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Sciences. In April of 2005, Captain Brian Maidrand received the Meritorious Service Medal, where it was written:

To Captain Brian K. Maidrand, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade, 40th Infantry Division, For exceptionally meritorious service from February 1985 to February 2005, CPT Maidrand has executed his duties including but not limited to Company Commander, Assistant Brigade S-3 and planning the Peace Shield Ukraine Peacekeeping Mission, CPT Maidrand's exceptional ability along with his untiring selfless dedication to his mission and the welfare of soldiers continues to leave a legacy in everyone's life he has touched. CPT Maidrand's outstanding performance reflects credit upon himself, the 40th Infantry Division, the California Army National Guard, and the United States Army.

In addition to Brian's distinguished military career, he was also a devoted father to his children (Alexander, Jason, & Ian), as well as a marathon runner, dog rescuer, March of Dimes fundraiser, generous neighbor, loyal friend, and adoring husband.

A public visitation for Brian will be held at El Camino Memorial – Sorrento Valley, 5600 Carroll Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA 92121 on Sunday, January 20th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., with services to follow on Monday, January 21st, at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests charitable donations in Brian's name to any of the following organizations:

California Chapter – March of Dimes

San Diego Humane Society and SPCA

Lead the Way Fund – an Army Ranger Charitable Organization