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Chicago Area Diving Legend Bud Brain Passed Away Thursday Jan. 5th.

Discussion in 'Passings' started by gert7to3, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. gert7to3

    gert7to3 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Northwest Michigan now, formerly Chicago
    From the UASC board:
    On 01/05/2017 Bud Brain, a Chicago area diving legend, passed away at the age of 94. Many of us knew Bud, but for those that do not, let's just say that he was one of the pioneers of local diving. He caught the diving bug early and soon became a PADI diving instructor, with the number of 30! He took part in many Lake Michigan shipwreck discoveries and explorations, and is especially remembered for his work on raising the schooner Alvin Clark from the depths of Green Bay, in Wisconsin, in 1969.

    There will be a service for Bud on Saturday, 1/7/2017, at Damar Kaminsky Funeral Home at 7861 S. 88th Street in Justice, IL from 9:00am to 01:00pm.

  2. Dizzi Lizzi

    Dizzi Lizzi ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: California
    Wow, what a man! Condolences to all his friends and family.
  3. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: NYC
    Nice tribute video! RIP BUD.
  4. scubaguy655

    scubaguy655 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Atlanta GA
    Sounds like he would have been a great person to have known. RIP Bud
  5. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: CALIFORNIA: Where recreational diving began!
    I never met Bud but I suspect our paths crossed some where in the fifty years he was active in recreational diving.

    He is a a person all basic divers hope to become and all old broken down divers wished that they had become.

    Sincere condolences to his family

    Dr. Samuel Miller, 111

    LA County UW instructor 11 UICC
    (LA CO Outstanding contributions to UW instruction-1963)
    ( LA Co Outstanding UW instructor of the year 1969) ( same year PADI was established)
    NAUI instructor number A-27 - 1962)
    PADI UW instructor number 241
    Etc . etc etc

    California SCUBA Service Award- 2011- one presented per year
    etc,etc ,etc
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2017
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