Brian P. Hollingsworth - AUSTIN, TX - Brian P. Hollingsworth, 39, of Austin, Texas died of cancer on May 2, 2013, with loved ones by his side. Brian was born on November 18, 1973 in Jacksonville, Florida. He graduated from Cherry Hill High School West in New Jersey in 1992. While being a top academic student and co-founder of the local Lacrosse club, his artistic drive eventually took him to Boston where he received a BA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1998. After graduation, he relocated to Austin, Texas and worked as a successful photographer and artist. With farther horizons always calling, he moved to Japan in 2002 and worked as an English teacher. There he met his future wife, Masami. They returned to Austin and were married in 2005. Brian earned an MA in photo journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010 and began working as a photographer and videographer for the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. Most of the time, you could find Brian with a camera in hand. His work, artistic or journalistic, an elderly woman leaning out a window in Italy or a punk riot in Boston, reflected his endless curiosity with the world and people's individuality. Brian was uniquely serious and joyous at the same time. He questioned the world and found its beauty. An intellectual, adventurer, artist, son, husband, and friend, he also looked forward to being a father to his twin babies, due this fall. Brian is survived by his loving wife, Masami; his parents. Pamela and David Phillips and Steven Hollingsworth; Grandmothers, Grace Phillips and Barbara Poppell, Mother and Father-in-Law, Masakazu Tobita, Yoshiko Tobita; brother-in-law, Akimitsu Tobita; Aunts, Patti Griffin, Cathy Phillips Sanchez, Jan Hollingsworth Flynn; Uncle, Rolando Sanchez; and Cousins, Lore Griffin, Kayla Griffin, Daniel Sanchez and David Sanchez, and his many dear friends. He also leaves behind his affectionate and playful dog, Gypsy. Brian was preceded in death by Grandparents, Merlene and Eugene Poppell, Levi and Flo Hollingsworth, and Henry (Hank) Phillips; Cousin, Troy Michael Griffin; Uncle, Howard L. Griffin Sr. A viewing will be held from 2-4 pm Saturday, May 4th at Weed- Corley-Fish Funeral Home on 2620 S. Congress Avenue, Austin, TX. The viewing will be immediately followed by a Remembrance Service. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Lymphoma Research Dr. Oki, POB 4486, Houston, TX. 77210-4486. You may view memorials at www.wcfish.com. Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home Austin, TX 512-442-1446 Savannah Morning News May 4, 2013 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries.
Published in Savannah Morning News on May 4, 2013