Brian James Schraidt, 31, formerly of Riverside, Illinois died at his home in San Bruno, California, on May 24, 2021.
Mr. Schraidt was born on Dec. 3, 1989 in Maywood to James A. Schraidt and Jane Derbyshire. He is survived by his parents and his sister, Claire.
He grew up in Riverside and graduated from Riverside-Brookfield High School, where he enjoyed a reputation as an irreverent prankster. After graduating from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in building construction management, Mr. Schraidt moved to the San Francisco Bay area to work in the field of disaster restoration, particularly flood remediation.
He worked in this field for nine years, beginning as an intern and eventually becoming a project manager, first with Ideal Restoration and lately with Restoration Management Company.
Throughout his college years and subsequent career, Mr. Schraidt volunteered to help in the wake of natural disasters and other emergencies, traveling to New York City to assist in the cleanup following Superstorm Sandy; in Henryville, Indiana, in the aftermath of devastating tornadoes; and, more recently, in Santa Rosa in response to the Sonoma Complex Fire.
In the last year Mr. Schraidt trained as a volunteer member of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Unit. He was looking forward to continuing his training and serving in the unit.
Funeral and memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 12 at 10 a.m. at St Paul Lutheran Church, 818 Franklin St., Michigan City, Indiana. Memorial contributions in Brain’s name may be made to Us Too International-Prostate Cancer Support, Education and Advocacy, 2720 South River Rd., Suite 112, Des Plaines, Illinois, 60018, www.ustoo.org, or San Mateo Search and Rescue Inc., 1300 Industrial Rd., Suite 11, San Carlos, California, 94070, sanmateosarinc.org.