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Judge R. Bryan Jamar

R. Bryan Jamar

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Judge R. Bryan Jamar passed away on March 22, 2015 at the age of 80.

Bryan was born in Richland Springs, Texas on April 15, 1934 to parents, Samuel and Girline Jamar. Bryan was raised in Alturas, California.

He graduated from Sacramento State University and earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Hastings College of the Law in 1959.

He worked as a Deputy Commissioner of Corporations in the Department of Corporations in San Francisco 1961 to 1963, Private practice from 1963 to 1969, Deputy District Attorney from 1969 to 1976 and as a Sonoma County Superior Court Judge from 1977 to 1997.

He proudly served in the United States Army Reserve for 28 years retiring at the rank of Colonel and commander of the 5th JAG Military Law Center.

Judge Jamar was active in many local organizations including; the Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa #50, Rotary International, Easter Seals, The Elks Club, and the Sonoma County Trial Blazers.

He was a lifelong horseman, hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gail; two children, Kathleen Ayre of El Dorado Hills and Scott Jamar of Santa Rosa; and four grandchildren.

There will be a private interment. A public memorial to celebrate his life will be held on April 25, 2015 at the Wild Oak Saddle Club at 1:30 p.m. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the ALS Association Golden West Chapter at or mailed to P.O. Box 565, Agoura Hills, CA 91376. Santa Rosa Mortuary Eggen & Lance Chapel, 545-3747


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