It was so difficult for me to attend Brian's Memorial service because my partner, Barbara, had also been diagnosed withe terminal cancer that month.
Brian's quick mind was always showing me another way to see my life and always with a belly laugh. His devotion and pride for his daughters revealed the deep love he had to give. They were as much a gift to him as he was to them. Brian was broadly educated but never flaunted it. I have countless memories of our friendship, all of which not only make me smile but have given me insight into my self as well. His legacy lives on in his children.
I am so saddened to hear of brian's untimely passing. He was a cool guy, i enjoyed our professional relationship that intertwined discussions of succulents and our children in college or college bound. Brian- Hanna made it to Berkeley!!! and you knew it!! so sad to have missed your passing and memorial.. your wonderful family is keeping your memory on.....
Rest in peace and know that your love of life, kindness and generosity continue to flourish in your amazing daughters.
I also went to Trenton High with Brian and I, like he did, moved away from Trenton as a young adult so I never did know Brian as an adult. I loved reading about what an interesting, personable, and unique person he turned out to be and smiled reading about the teenager I knew and how this is just how I thought he would be as an adult. So sorry for your family's loss.
The qualities of Brian are demonstrated by the love of the four women in his life and by those he called friend. We share in your loss.
I lived on the next street in Jr High and High school. Brian had a casual Lope for a gait, always his own beat. Freshman speech class was different. He spoke so fast he would return to his seat only for Mr Cocking to say "Sullivan, Again---slower." It sometimes took three try's to meet the 1 or 3 minute time for the speech. A light has certainly gone out. My love to your family.
No greater honor can be paid to Brian than the love of the four women in his family and those who knew him as a friend.
We share in your sorrow and loss.
With deepest sympathy.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Brian was a sweet boy during his school years in Trenton. I am not surprised that he grew to be such a wonderful man. I am sorry for your loss. Ellen Held
Brian clearly stood out as a child as well. With an inquisitive mind, a quirky sense of humor and a good soul he moved well through his time in Trenton, MI. Later, old friend.
Brian and I attended high school together, were teammates on the tennis team and had many great times together. After reading his obituary it's clear he never changed much through the years. He was a great guy! I'm very sorry for your loss.
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Brian & I worked, mountain biked and traveled together for almost 40 years. His brilliant & eccentric humor revealed a deep & broad intelligence. If I ever had children I would have wanted to be the father he was to his three beautiful daughters. His death has left a grieving hole in my heart.
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You will all be in my prayers. Norma
One of a kind who broke his own mold and took it with him. Thanks for the many ski trips and the joy of teaching you to surf. Your life lit up not once but three times as the girls were born. You lived a life few could begin to dream. RIP my old friend...
Beautifully written and captures the essence of Brian. I loved the sideline conversations we had together. Rest in peace brother. Norm
The world will be slightly less exuberant without this exceptional man.