Beloved GBRA member Bill Saracino has passed

William “Bill” Saracino, former President and long time Board Member of GBRA has quite unexpectedly returned home to his Heavenly Father.

As a political advisor to GBRA, Bill was prominently known and active in Republican and Conservative campaigns and causes throughout Los Angeles County, The State of California, and at the National level as well.
While we rejoice in your heavenly reunion and eternal peace, we will always miss you, Bill and never forget you.
Lois Lee Brand Billings, President,
Allen Brandstater, Bill’s long time friend, Republican cohort, and  fellow  GBRA member, issued the following statement:
“Bill Saracino passed either late Monday or early Tuesday morning.  
First, reassuringly — he did not suffer.  Without my having further medical information,
Bill died of a stroke or a major heart attack, either late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.
The outpouring of grief, condolences and the shared memories has been utterly overwhelming
this afternoon and evening.  Even with two dozen phone calls I made earlier and the dozens
(literally) of emails I have received by tonight is amazing.
What a tribute to our dear friend.”

Your memories of him are welcome in the comments.


The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God,
and no torment shall touch them.
They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;
and their passing away was thought an affliction
and their going forth from us, utter destruction.
But they are in peace.
For if to others, indeed, they seem punished,
yet is their hope full of immortality;
Chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed,
because God tried them
and found them worthy of himself.
As gold in the furnace, he proved them,
and as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself.
In the time of their judgment they shall shine
and dart about as sparks through stubble;
They shall judge nations and rule over peoples,
and the LORD shall be their King forever.
Those who trust in him shall understand truth,
and the faithful shall abide with him in love:
Because grace and mercy are with his holy ones,
and his care is with the elect.

Wisdom 3:1-9

1 Comment on “Beloved GBRA member Bill Saracino has passed

  1. Bill and I were friends 1967-1970 in Coast Federal Savings and Loan’s Free Enterprise Student Seminar. Man, he was funny, witty, fluent and facile with the English language, a terrific speaker and a true believer. I am sad to never see him again. He always told me he was the model for the Big Boy statues at Bob’s Big Boy burger restaurants. The photo on this page makes me smile. Thank you all.

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