NEW HARTFORD >> Bryan Nash Gill passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Friday, May 17, 2013. He was the loving husband of Gina (Kiss) Gill for 12 years. Born in Hartford Hospital on Nov. 3, 1961,
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Bryan grew up in Granby and Simsbury, attended Renbrook and then Westminster before earning degrees in Fine Art at Tulane and CCAC in San Francisco. A prolific artist, naturalist and gourmet, Bryan was first and foremost a friend, father and husband of profound generosity, humility and love. He was the kind of person parents want their children to become. A lover of life, endlessly curious, he could be single minded about his work but never at the expense of hospitality and laughter. Though based in New Hartford, Bryan's life was truly global with friends and professional networks across the world. Recently, his work as an artist had gained recognition in publications and exhibitions at an international level and critical success was at hand. He will be deeply missed by many, and lovingly remembered for years. To know Bryan was to know his family, the center of his world.
He is survived by his wife, Gina Kiss and son Forest Nash Gill; his mother, Elizabeth Nash Muench and step-father Thomas of Beaufort South Carolina and North Hero, Vermont; an older brother, Chas Gill, his wife Linda, and their children, Charlie and Caroline of Bowdoinham, Maine; in-laws, Larry Kiss and wife Ann of Westport, and sister-in-law, Denise Schatra and husband Kenneth of Newfane, Vermont. He also leaves step-brothers and sisters; Caren Ross and husband Gordon of New Hartford, Louise Pettit and husband Jim of Atlanta, Georgia; Larry Pratt and wife Reyna of McClean, Virginia; and Alison Forrest and husband Todd of Ridgefield. He was predeceased by his father Charles Fairchild Gill.
A celebration of Bryan's life will be announced at a later date. Montano-Shea Funeral Home, 5 Steele Road, New Hartford has care of the arrangements.
At the request of the family, donations may be sent to: The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Mathews Park, 299 West Avenue, Norwalk CT, 06850. Visit an online guestbook at Montano-shea.com.
Montano Shea Funeral Home
922 Main Street Winsted, CT 06098
Published in The Register Citizen on May 21, 2013