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June 02, 2018
It's been many years since you've been gone Brian ,but I think about you and our stories and times together still and always. Your old friend Mark
November 13, 2013
Brian Egan came into my life when I was a sailor living on a mooring in Morro Bay. Lacking the basic amenities and any real job or profession, it was romantic for me, but always a struggle, and Brian was like a dependable constellation in my world, pointing the way toward happiness and fulfillment on a very skinny budget.

He always had a twinkle in his eye, and he was the closest thing to Santa Claus that I ever met, because he always promised that good things were coming our way, if we would only be good. He was whimsical, creative and inventive, and he did more on a budget than anyone I ever met.

On his North Sea 27 I loved the way everything was neatly compartmentalized-he was definitely a gear-head but he his place never look like a geek show. I admired his lug rig, he was willing to take a risk. He had a great sense of aesthetics, but with him it wasn't all about the stuff--it was about the spirit of adventure and the camaraderie of other adventurers.

His clear disdain of his background in the financial world gave all of us on the waterfront a promise that we could do just fine without giving up and driving into the office and wearing a tie.

When he and Katherine got their cabin up in the Sequoia's I knew that someday I would find my cabin in the forest, and that I would not suffocate away from the ocean for weeks at a time.

When I saw him with his MG or his Porsche Carrera, I knew that a man could love sports cars well into his mature years. I loved his portrayal of the gypsy life, packing the car in the moving van, and heading past the rainbows over yonder for parts unknown.

When I joined the Clean Seas organization he was the gracious senior captain that led me past the mine fields and made me aware of which personalities were to be avoided like icebergs.

I knew from my association with Brian that my sailing adventures would be mostly about all the wonderful people I would meet on the ragged edge of nature.

God bless you Brian, and thank you for your example of good living and being caring and sensitive and giving affirmations to all of us who are struggling to have the same good times, we are your community, proud sailors with humble hearts. Brian Egan we all miss you greatly, you were real star for us. When I look into the heavens at night I am sure you're up there somewhere and I'm sure you're smiling down at us all.
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November 13, 2013
Hi Kathryn: You and I have talked about losses and my losing Barbara last year. And now you have experienced losing your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you. They will always be in our hearts until we meet them again. Your Long Beach race paddling seat mate, Carroll
November 08, 2013
My sons and I want to offer our deepest condolences to Brian's family.

After 35 plus years, I will miss our rare run ins at the MB Post Office or Miner's Hardware. It was always fun and a pleasure to swap a few sea stories, or share some "boat grief" if that the current issue. I worked with Brian many moons ago,
spent many hours "talkin' story".

Brian always had a kind word and a great sense of humor. "Who is where these days? Or what ever happened to so and so?"

Note to Brian, lucky for you, I'm out of town and won't be able to pass along several laughs at your expense.
Thanks for your friendship.

Fair seas with the perfect wind. Rest in peace my friend.

The Lowest Ebb is the Turn of the Tide. HML

James, David and Jonathan Spencer
November 07, 2013
A very special angel is above us now, we will take comfort in knowing that. Brian was a wonderful neighbor and friend. The block is not the same without him.
November 06, 2013
So shocked and sorry to hear about Brian's death. He will be missed by everyone that knew him. R.I.P. Brian

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