Brian J. Tramontana, 57, of San Jose passed away on Friday, Oct. 14, after a short illness. Born in Upland on June 22, 1959, he was the son of Joseph C. Tramontana and the late Agnes M. Tramontana, and husband of deceased Maureen Tramontana.
His sister, Susan Tramontana, and nephew, Blaze Tramontana survive him. His significant other, Sevtap Isik and dear friend, Gerry Molnar, also survive Brian.
Brian went to Camden High School in San Jose and studied photography at West Valley College in Saratoga. He attended Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, receiving a bachelor’s degree in photography.
He worked for Xerox at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) in Palo Alto, in the Communications Dept.
In 2004, he joined West Valley College as an instructor and later Head of the Photography Program. He was also a former consultant at Opportunity International Non-Profit Organization.
Brian has influenced and inspired hundreds of students at West Valley College by guiding them in photography and by teaching important life skills. His favorite statement is “go out and change the world.”
A Mass will be held at St. Anthony Catholic Church on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 12:30 p.m. A celebration of life will be held in the Parish Hall from 1:30-4:30 p.m.