David Mann Brant, 79, son of Robert Alston Brant and Jane Mann Brant Ward, died unexpectedly on Nov. 19, 2013, in Spokane.
Dave was born in Los Angeles in 1934. He attended grammar school at Third Street School and secondary school at Harvard Military School, both in Los Angeles. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Stanford University in 1956. During his days at Stanford, he was a member of the Naval ROTC and Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, and then went into the Navy's Underwater Demolition School at San Diego.