William “Bill” Bresina

10/25/1939 — 03/25/2020

From Richland, WA | Born in Chippewa Falls, WI

Private Burial

Mon, March 30, 2020, 8:00 am
Mon, March 30, 2020, 9:00 am
Cemetery at Sunset
915 By-Pass Hwy Richland, WA US 99352
(509) 946-0803

William “Bill” Bresina

William “Bill” Leonard Bresina, 80 years old died Wednesday, March 25, 2020.  He was born October 25, 1939 to his parents Leonard and Mildred (Butak) Bresina in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.  As a young boy he moved with his family to Hanford and then to Richland, Washington.  In his youth he delivered large paper routes for both the Spokesman-Review and Oregonian.  After graduating from Richland High School and Columbia Basin College he began his career as a journeyman electrician followed by master electrician.  Until his death he was an electrical inspector for much of the Hanford area.  He thoroughly enjoyed this, considering it more of a hobby than work.

He enjoyed travel especially if it involved the beach, antiques, and cars.  Bill loved weekly gatherings with friends to play shuffleboard. Sunday nights were not complete without a game of cards.

He is survived by his daughters Teresa (Tom) Cady and Barbara (Edd) Lasell; grandchildren Brian Cady, Kevin (Kathleen) Cady, Kimberly Cady, Anthony Trevino, Jennifer (Ben) Sayer and Michael Trevino.  Also left behind to cherish his memories are his sister, Millie (Bresina) Lawrence and husband Thurman Cooper, and brother, James T. Bresina and partner Patty Trainer.  He had many special friends in particular Jim and Kathy Paul and friend since third grade Jim Bruggeman.

Because of COVID-19 regulations there will only be a private service at this time.

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  • Although I’ve known Bill casually for many years, we had the opportunity to get to know each other on a more personal level the last several years. To say Bill was a good man and the top of his profession doesn’t do him service. I remember a few years ago, Bill was in my office visiting when one of the resident electrical engineers came by to introduce a few of the new electrical interns. The engineer stepped in with the interns and simply said “This is THE Bill Bresina.” You will be greatly missed Bill, both personally and professionally.

    Larry Mercer
    March 31, 2020
    Richland, WA.
  • So long till later Bill. So sorry to hear you have moved on. I will miss our sporadic phone calls and visiting about our days working for good old Battelle. For over 40 years you have been a good friend and were a great co-worker as we shared many experiences both in and out of our work environment. RIP good friend.

    Chuck Wentz
    March 31, 2020