Bryan Edward Utrilla

May 6, 1987 ~ September 5, 2023 (age 36) 36 Years Old

Bryan Utrilla Obituary

Born in San Francisco on May 6th, 1987, Bryan Edward Utrilla was a beloved son, brother, uncle and friend to so many. He is survived by his parents Anna sheaf and George Utrilla, his stepfather Charles Sheaff, his four siblings George, Jesus, Nury, Stephanie and several aunts, uncles and cousins, niece, and nephews. He left this world suddenly on September 5th, 2023 at just 36.

Shortly after graduating from San Marin high school in Novato. Bryan joined the Marin Corps in 2006, attached to Echo Company, 2nd Platoon, 5th Regiment acting as Infantry/Rifle man. He was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal with Combat Valor after losing his IDD detection dog Cpl, Tick who died on May 14, 2013 in Afghanistan in a combat operation.

A devoted son, a compassionate brother, a loving uncle. A retired combat veteran, former powerlifter and body builder, an entrepreneur and mentor who strove to always empower those around him. Bryan had many hobbies, just to name a few; running with his dogs, working out, he was an avid reader and loved journaling. He kept himself busy in his day-to-day life, striving to better himself each and every day. Bryan was very disciplined, very strong physically and mentally. He was a warrior.

In the last 2 years his profound love to God became stronger than ever. attending church up to 3 times a week, in an effort to show his devotion. It’s certain that he is in heaven now, once again rejoined with his beloved dog Cpl. Tick.

After leaving the military, his love for dogs continued. Working with K-9's and certified as an Explosive Detection dog handler, traveling to many states, and attending courses to ensure he could be the best trainer possible. Spending his last days with his beloved dog named River, and his newly acquired working companion, Klag.

Aside from his day job, Bryan also had a personal coach business in health and fitness, he had a passion for helping others and for living life. He aspired to be an inspirational leader, and his legacy reflects that and will continue to shine on.

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September 22, 2023

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Monte s Chapel of the Hills, San Anselmo

Funeral Mass
September 22, 2023

11:00 PM
St. Raphael Catholic Church (San Rafael)


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