Obituary of Michael Edward Brighting |

Obituary of Michael Edward Brighting

Michael Edward Brighting of Grass Valley passed away Sept. 3 in Auburn, Ca. He was 55.

Born in Glendale, CA, he grew up in the Glendale/Tujunga area. In 1981 Michael married the love of his life, Shari. They moved to Grass Valley where they raised their two daughters, Erin and Michelle.

Michael delighted in sharing time with his family. Whatever his wife and girls were involved in, Michael was right there; always supportive and sharing in the fun and laughter. Vice versa, they joined him in his passion for cars, boating and physical fitness.

Throughout his life, he truly enjoyed the challenge and satisfaction of fixing things. He was an exceptionally skilled technician, earning countless accolades from the automotive industry throughout his 30-year career. His knowledge and uncompromising integrity had a lasting effect on colleagues, those he mentored, and the customers he served.

He is survived by his mother Karen Brighting; step-mother Cheryl Brighting; honorary dad David White; wife Shari Brighting; cherished daughters, Erin Beatie and Michelle Brighting; son-in-law Ryan Beatie; brother-in-law Lonie Suggs; and nephews, Jesse, Clay and Russell. He also leaves behind many friends. He was preceded in death by his father Bruce Brighting; and his four-legged friend, Scooter.

The eternal ‘fix it’ man donated his brain to UC Davis, contributing to their research in finding a treatment and cure for Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD). At this time, there will be no memorial service.

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