Donald Briest – 78


Donald Robert Briest 78, native of Arlington, passed away on March 1, 2010. Don passed away peacefully in Alamo, CA after a short illness.

Donald Briest - 78Don was born August 25, 1931 to Albert and Etta Briest. Don was a resident of the San Francisco Bay area for 25 years. He decided to make a career of what he loved and became a pilot for Northwest Airlines and later for UPS. He also had a very exciting and diverse career in aviation all over the world, including London, England, and Baghdad, Iraq. In 1979 he married Nancy Kiel. 

Don is one of five brothers.  He is preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Raymond. Don is survived by his wife, Nancy of Danville, CA; son, Troy Briest of Seattle, WA; brothers, Wesley (Bette), Harold, and Delmont (Sharon). He is also survived by mother-in-law, Nellie Kiel; sisters-in-law, Janice Mairani of Sacramento, CA, and Marsha Rodriguez of San Leandro, CA; along with numerous nieces and nephews.