Brian Walsh

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Anchorage resident Brian Jerome Walsh, 57, passed away Tuesday March 27, of a heart attack. R.I.P. Services will be held from 1pm til 3pm at the Cremation Society of Alaska, Saturday March 31st. Celebration of life to follow at Reilly's on Firewood and C Street. All welcome.

Brian was born to Bella and George Walsh, in Ederney Co Fermanaugh, Ireland. Brian loved his Irish upbringing and heritage. He worked hard and recieved his Business degree in London. In search of adventure, he joined his brother John, in Alaska in 1980. His first roommate was Jim McGill and he was embraced by the Anchorage Irish community. His first job was at Yukon Office Supply, where his love of sales became his his calling. He worked many years for Dictaphone, and then Pro-Com. He recently passed his his insurace exams and was to begin working with Aflac insurance, doing what he love best of all helping people. Brian was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law Beatrice. He is survived by 5 siblings. Bill, Marie (Pat Sweeney) of NY, Joe ( Beatrice Walsh), Susan Caughey ( Collum), Ireland, John Walsh, Anchorage, AK, a host of nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews, from Ireland, France, and the United States. He also left behind a large group of friends, who will miss his slightly off sense of humor, daily trivia questions, and just plain visiting. He also leaves behind his adopted or adopti Alaska family, Katie McIntosh and Tim Hall, the Moreno family, Tammy Hipple and Jeff Griffen, the Trophey Lounge gang, and especially Mack the Cat. Brian worked out regularily at the mid-town Alaska Club, loved movies, public broadcasting, and Tuesday night trivia. His true passion was fly fishing for steelhead on the Anchor River. He's physical body is no longer with us, but his spirit lives in us all. We miss you Brian. R.I.P.

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Published in Anchorage Daily News from Mar. 30 to Mar. 31, 2012