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DEATH NOTICE: Sergio Bravo, 89

A vigil for Sergio Bravo, 89, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8 and funeral services will be held Friday, July 9 at Forest Lawn–Glendale, 1712 S. Glendale Ave. in Glendale, California.

Bravo died May 24, 2021. He was born Aug. 18, 1931, in Santiago, Chile.

Bravo moved to the U.S. in 1960 and, unknown to him at the time, went on to live the American dream. He began as a contractor in the field repairing gas stations and quickly learned firsthand what worked and what did not work. His work was noticed and recognized by leading major oil companies, propelling him forward as an expert in his field.

Without a formal education but with natural talent, he invented the Bravo Box, which evolved into what is known today as underground dispenser containment (UDC). This invention spurred new Environmental Protection Agency regulations to protect the environment further.

Bravo founded S. Bravo Systems Inc., a manufacturer of underground containment products. He served as chairman until his death.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria; three daughters, Alejandra, Anamaria and Paola; a son-in-law, Brad Young; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.