Rowan, Bryan Thomas
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A PURPOSEFUL LIFE - BRYAN THOMAS ROWAN. An amazing young man with a complete love of life and people. His heartwarming smile and kind nature radiated to others wherever he went. Bryan had an intense quest for adventure and had many diverse interests. Scholastically he was honored in Physics, Science and Math and excelled in school. He graduated with honors from Saguaro High School and attended University of Cambridge, England for a summer program. Bryan received a scholarship and attended Arizona State University. He played club lacrosse, was an avid and accomplished snowboarder, was a lefty bowler and threw a mean curve ball. Paintball was an activity he enjoyed with his friends and his brother Zach and many times you could find the whole gang building their newest more challenging battlefield. A common sight at the guesthouse was 8-10 guys fully equipped with their own TV's to compete in the latest X-box live Halo party. Bryan loved to compete in chess; he was known to be a gifted player and enjoyed teaching others. He was very creative and artistic and loved a broad spectrum of art and music. Everything Bryan did he did with passion and determination. He loved to laugh and his sense of humor was smart and creative. Finding the humor in life and human behavior was natural to him and one of the many gifts he gave to everyone. It was not unusual for Bryan to walk in the kitchen and have his mom dancing to "Party Rock Anthem" and the rest of us laughing. He had a special knack for seeing the funny side of everyday life including tough and difficult moments. Bryan looked at the world and saw beauty. The people Bryan loved he loved deeply. Bryan was on this earth only 22 short years and will be missed by all who were blessed to know him. He is survived by his mother Mary Kincaid, dad John Kincaid, father Tom Rowan, sisters Courtney Rowan and Lauren Kincaid, brother, Zachary Kincaid, and kitten, Jo-Jo. Grandparents, John & Mary Kincaid of Atlanta, GA and Nancy Rowan, of Navasota, TX. As a young man, Bryan had a deep faith and love for our Creator and Lord. He attended Paradise Valley United Methodist Church where he worshipped and strengthened his faith. Bryan has taken his post in the army of angels our Almighty God is preparing. A Celebration of Life will be held in Bryan's honor on Saturday, July 28th at 1:00 pm at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, 4455 E Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ. The family invites all who knew and loved Bryan to come share in his celebration. Please visit www.messingermortuary.com to leave Bryan's family a condolence.
Published in The Arizona Republic on July 26, 2012