With a big heart, Bryan loved his wife and three daughters as well as his family, friends, fraternity brothers, the Raiders, Giants and Warriors, boating and skiing. He died Friday, Feb. 19, doing what he loved at Heavenly Mountain Resort. Bryan owned and operated Altitude Painting and managed properties in the South Lake area. A gentle giant, he was an environmental science major at Chico State University, a proud member of Delta Psi Delta fraternity and an accomplished three-season athlete at Campolindo High School in Moraga, California. He is survived by his wife Di, daughters Phoebe and Ronnie, age 12, Natalie age 10, as well as his parents Mark and Ronnie, sister Heather Davis (Wayne) of Walnut Creek, brother Barry (Susan) of Corrales, N.M., sister-in-law Alisa (Peter) Fay, brother-in-law Rafael (Allyson) Alvarez, mother-in-law and father-in-law Dinorah and Bill Namache, nieces Allison Davis, Bailey Bitzer, Michelle Davis and Maddy Fay and nephews Michael and Steven Bitzer and Evan and Bryce Alvarez. A devoted son, brother, husband, father and uncle with many friends, Bryan was also devoted to the environment and animals, and is preceded in death by his longtime K-9 companion Howie (yes, as in Long). He is also survived by his dog Bear and cats Blue and Blizzy. Bryan, you were a legend who lived life with gusto. You are leaving a huge hole in our hearts. A memorial service will be held at Edgewood Golf course in South Lake Tahoe, Sunday, Feb. 28, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial Bitzer college fund has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank.