Bryan Joseph LePenske

Jul 5, 1973 – Oct 14, 2017

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JULY 5, 1973 TO OCTOBER 14, 2017


Bryan Joseph LePenske was born at Fort Knox, Kentucky on July 5, 1973, where his parents James A. and Carma L. LePenske were stationed while in the United States Army. 

In 1976, Bryan moved with his parents to Seattle, Washington where his father was stationed at Seattle University ROTC and then to Fort Lewis, Washington in 1979.  In July, 1983 Bryan and his family moved to Heidelberg, Germany and where Bryan attended Heidelberg High School.  Bryan returned to his home in Seattle, Washington in 1992, when his father retired from active military service.  Bryan joined the United States Army in 1994 and was stationed with the 101st Airborne Brigade.  He left the service, obtained his GED and enrolled at the Renton Technical College to earn a degree as a Computer Specialist.  Bryan worked in the computer field for many years until the effects of his health problems kept him from steady work.   

After his first heart attack, Bryan spent more and more time at the Seattle VA Hospital. He was later diagnosed with crippling arthritis in both hands which effected the nerves in both hands, which kept him in almost constant pain.  Bryan struggled to continue full time work, but between his worsening arthritis and his second heart attack, he could not work again. 

He loved electronic gadgets and was always taking apart electric motors to see how they worked.  He was fascinated with flying electric drones and loved to modify them to get better performance out of them.  Bryan was hospitalized numerous times and in 2015, he moved back in with his parents in order to help him cope with his medical conditions.  Then after he returned home from his third heart attack, his body racked with pain, Bryan’s heart gave out and could not support his ailing body.  He died peacefully, in the early afternoon of October 14, 2017.




Remembrances to:


VA Puget Sound Healthcare System

Attention: VA Homeless program

1600 South Columbia Way

Seattle, Washington   98108



Sandy and Bruce Salisbury
Olympia , WA
Nov 7, 2017

We are driving north today and thought of you. So I googled you and found out about Bryan. We are so very sorry for your loss! If you need to talk we’re here for you.

Bruce and Sharon Carlson
Cumming, Ga
Nov 3, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. We remember the good times we had together in Heidelberg, and knowing Bryan.... he was so special. Sorry to hear of his pain and medical issues. Love to you and the family. God Bless you.

Bruce and Sharon Carlson

Bonnie Williams
DesMoines, Wa
Oct 28, 2017

My deepest condolences Carma. I've been praying for you and your family since I learned of your loss.

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