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Friday, January 24, 2014


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Services Next Week for Brosio, Longtime Head of Civil Division


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Services are scheduled for Wednesday for Frederick M. Brosio Jr., who served as chief of the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California  for more than 25 years.

Brosio died Jan. 17 at age 84, sources told the MetNews.

A 1951 graduate of Stanford University, he was awarded the Bronze Star for exceptionally meritorious achievement during a 1952 Korean War battle. After returning to the United States, he attended Stanford Law School and graduated in 1957.

During the 1950’s he served in the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles and the Orange County Counsel’s Office, and was named chief of the Civil Division in 1965. He held the post until his retirement in 1991.

Survivors include his brother, Robert L. Brosio, who was assistant chief, and later chief, of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office between 1966 and 1994, also serving for part of that time as acting U.S. attorney.

Frederick Brosio is survived by his wife, Eleanor, three children, two grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren.

Wednesday’s funeral mass is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 1501 Fremont Avenue, South Pasadena, California 91030. A graveside service, with full military honors, is to follow at San Gabriel Cemetery, 601 West Roses Road, San Gabriel, CA 91775.


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