April 15, 2014
Brad A. Prowse passed away after a prolonged illness.
He was born in Hayward, Calif., on July 5, 1935 to parents Doris (Thies) Prowse and James C. Prowse.
Brad graduated Hayward Union High School (by Act of Congress) in 1953. He worked as a letter carrier for three years, spent three-plus years serving in the Army (Korea/Japan) and 27 years as an electronic tech/manager at the Grass Valley Group. Brad received an associate’s degree in journalism from Sierra College and later an associate’s degree in management.
In 1970, Brad started writing – he currently authors the historical column “100 Years Ago” that is featured in The Union and has authored several novels as well.
Brad married Carolyn Gholson in 1963, was divorced in 1977 and remained single.
He leaves behind a daughter, Brandy Fisher; a son, Matt Prowse and five grandchildren, Nicholas Fisher, Christopher Fisher, Samantha Fisher, Sabrina Fisher and Haleigh Prowse, all of whom he is immensely proud of.
Arrangements are under the care of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley.