Brett L. Periard|
Brett Langseth Periard was born in Charlotte, NC on November 23, 1980. He passed away while jogging with his dog, Tucker, in the beautiful setting of Manito Park, Spokane on November 19, 2013.
The majority of Brett's childhood years was spent in Marietta, GA. He graduated from Lassiter High School in Marietta where he was on the swim team for all 4 years. Brett was a Junior National Swimmer and swam on the Chattahoochee Gold and Marietta Marlins swim teams. He attended the University of Colorado for one year. Brett received an Associate's Degree from North Seattle Community College and went on to the University of Washington where he achieved a B.S. in General Biology. At the time of his death, he and his beloved wife, Iulia Vartolomei were second year students in the WSU Pharmacy School in Spokane, WA. They had been married for 9 years and were both looking forward to careers as pharmacists.
Brett loved the outdoors and was an avid hiker, camper, and fisherman. He thoroughly enjoyed National Parks and had visited most of them. Nature was his playground.
Dogs and football were essential in his life. He was an excellent cook and was known as the "grill master" by his friends and family.
He is survived by his wife and lifetime partner, Iulia; mother and father, Karen (Johnson) and Tim Periard, cherished brother, Garrett Periard, maternal grandmother, Millie Johnson; and many aunts and uncles and cousins.
While we are all heartbroken by his unexpected death, Brett's determination and accomplishments were inspirational to so many. Those of us who loved him will never forget his contagious smile and gentle spirit.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 pm, on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the University Lutheran Church, 1604 NE 50th St, Seattle. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Brett Periard Memorial Scholarship fund established by the WSU Pharmacy School at https://secure.wsu.edu/give/default.aspx?fund=2203.
Please sign Brett's online Guest Book at www.Legacy.com.
Published in The Seattle Times on Dec. 8, 2013