Brian Aldo Tracy passed peacefully at his home on April 27th after a short but valiant battle with cancer. He was 43 years old. Born on December 17th of 1979, son of Matt Tracy and Deb (Tracy) Johnson, he was a true Santa Cruz native. Brian graduated from Harbor High School and quickly found his calling as a public servant, desiring to help and protect his community. He graduated from Paramedic School and Firefighter Academy; quickly working his way to becoming a Santa Cruz City Fire Captain. Brian enjoyed leather working, surfing, cooking, gardening, and above all being a good husband, father, and friend. He was a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters and a parishioner of Twin Lakes Church.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers Martin Boyd and Robert Tracy, and his grandmothers Irene Tracy and Lola Cima. He is survived by his loving wife of two and a half years, Stephanie Tracy, and their daughter Stella Tracy. He is also survived by his parents, Deb (Tracy) Johnson and Matt Tracy, and his half-sister Jacqueline Carapinha.
A memorial service will be held in his honor at Twin Lakes Church on Saturday May 20th, 2023, beginning at 11am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Firefighter Cancer Support Network at firefightercancersupport.org or sent to 2600 West Olive Avenue, 5th Floor – PMB 608, Burbank, CA 91505