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Brian Matthew Garber

LEXINGTON: Brian Matthew Garber, age 28, of Lexington, devoted and loving father of Hollie and Nicholas, husband to Sara Knowlton-Garber, died March 16, 2014.

Brian's children gave him great joy and they responded in-kind, with love and adoration. Daddy always knew how to make Hollie smile and laugh.

The son of Matthew and Connie (Goble) Garber, Brian was born September 14, 1985 in Mansfield.

While in elementary school, Brian wrote that the person he admired most was his mother, that she was his hero. Brian also cherished many childhood memories with his father, who was an avid reader. Matt would pick out some of his favorite childhood books for Brian. The two would sit side by side reading their books together. Matt and Brian shared special moments watching the sunset together, listening to the Cleveland Indians on the radio.

Brian ran track for Lexington High School where he graduated in 2004.

He graduated with honors from DeVry University with and Associates Degree in Applied Science. Brian worked for Oops Repair, located in the Richland Mall. From phones to computers, he could fix just about anything built with a computer chip.

He is survived by his wife, soul mate, and best friend, Sara Knowlton-Garber and their children Hollie and Nicholas Garber all of Lexington; parents Matthew and Connie Garber of Lexington; grandfather John (Lydia) Garber of Lexington; grandmother Arcolas Goble of Willard; special cousin Rashell Yochem and her son Cameron Yochem (having a special bond with Rashell and Cameron, Brian viewed Rashell as a sister and loved watching Cameron grow from a toddler to a first grader); numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a close childhood friend, Jamison (Taylor) Rhoad.

Brian was preceded in death by his daughter, Charlotte Kathryn Garber; grandmother, Phyllis Garber; grandfather, John Goble; uncle, Keith Goble; and mother-in-law, Hollie Haines Knowlton.

Calling hours will be held Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 2-5pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services celebrating the life Brian Matthew Garber will begin at 5pm. Pastor Ron Biddle will officiate.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the American SIDS Institute may be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.






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Published in News Journal from Mar. 20 to Mar. 22, 2014.
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27 entries
March 24, 2014
There is only love now...
Sarita
March 24, 2014
Matthew and Connie I am truly sorry for your loss I will hold you in my prayers
Beth Thompson
March 23, 2014
Thank you all for your kind comments. Brian will be missed.
sara garber
March 22, 2014
To The Garber Family sorry for your loss,God Bless You and your family.
Jamey and Tinker Davidson
March 22, 2014
We are truly sorry for your loss Matt. Words cannot express how we feel. We will keep your family in our hearts and prayers.
Billy & Sarah Earhart
March 22, 2014
I'm a friend of Maria Thompson my heart and prayers go out to his wife kids and family RIP Brian
Sara
March 22, 2014
We are so sorry to hear about Brian. If there is anything we could do to be helpful.
Ron & Sandy Foreman
March 21, 2014
Remembering all the good memories we had with Lexington Cross Country and Track. Brian ran many miles in those 4 years. Our team was very close and had so much fun. May you rest in peace "Garber." My condolences and prayers go out to the entire family.
Coach Denise Turner-Benson
March 21, 2014
Sara, Our heart breaks for you and the babies. Always know that times heals pain and that Brian and Charlotte are together again. We love you, Aunt Linda and Uncle Chuck, Katie and Andy
Family Kletrovets
March 21, 2014
You're in our thoughts & prayers.
Gary & Jill (Carter) Knight
March 21, 2014
Dear Mr. And Mrs. Garber and family, So sorry for your loss. Words are never enough or correct. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May you have infinite glorious memories to sustain you.
Gail Dick
March 21, 2014
I am so sorry for your family's loss. I had classes at NCState with Garber years ago and had mutual friends with him. He was always a fun guy with a smile on his face. My heart aches for his children as I have a son of my own and could not imagine the sadness they must be going through. May he be at peace and watching over his family now.
March 20, 2014
Young life lost too soon. RIP.
Brandy Reese
March 20, 2014
So sorry for your loss. No words sufficient to express.
diane schroer
March 20, 2014
To the Garber Family, Will pray for peace for you to get through this.
March 20, 2014
I am sorry for your loss. May God give you strength at this difficult time.
Joe Weikle
March 20, 2014
May you have eternal peace
J. Henderson
March 20, 2014
Brian was a special person, a wonderful friend to my whole family he was a joy to be around. I remember him and my brother laughing, joking and riding 4-wheelers and motorcycles all around our house. Visiting Brian in Columbus was quite fun, he always opened his door to me and my family. He was such a genuine person, gentlemen, and good father. I know he will be missed by many, May the road rise up to meet you, Brian.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Anne Massie
March 20, 2014
Brian or as I always knew him as Garber was one of my brother's,John Massie's, best friends I specifically remember the first time I met him he smiled and introduced himself, which as the younger sister not many of johns friends did. Every time I saw him he was a smiling face, always. So sorry to his family and children but always remember he is smiling down on us.
Rita Massie
March 20, 2014
YOUR INSPIRATIONS WILL ALWAYS LIVE ON THRU ME AND OTHERS ALIKE THAT WERE INSPIRED BY YOUR CHARACTER...YOU WILL BE FOREVER MISSED...REST IN PARADISE...UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN...I LOVE YOU BRO
ANDREW MICHAEL
March 20, 2014
May God bless and keep you in this difficult time.
Linda Pennybaker
March 20, 2014
REST IN PEACE BUDDY...YOUR SPIRIT LIVES ON FOREVER BUT YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN...SEEMS LIKE JUST YESTERDAY WE WERE CHILLIN OUTSIDE BY THE FIRE WITH MY DAUGHTERS TALKING ABOUT OUR FUTURES AND WHAT WE WANTED TO DO WITH OURSELVES...CANT BELIEVE YOUR GONE...MY PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO YOUR FAMILY...REST IN PARADISE BRIAN...I MISS YOU MAN
March 20, 2014
You left us to soon. You were a great man, father and son. We will meet again someday. Until then with all our love. Tony & Kelly (Goble) O'Brien. Say hi To Grandpa Goble for me. ;-)
Kelly O'Brien
March 20, 2014
Dear Garber Family: We, the parents in Compassionate Friends send you our heartfelt condolences, we know that you are heartbroken by this terrible loss. Compassionate Friends is an international grief support group for parents, grandparents and siblings who have suffered the heartbreaking loss of a child. In Columbus, we meet monthly to support each other in our grief and love of our children. Our meetings are from 7-9 PM on the second Tuesday of each month at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1479 Morse Rd, Columbus, OH 43229. If and when you are ready to do so, please join us; we will welcome you with open arms and love into this wonderful group of parents who share your grief.
~
The Compassionate Friends
Columbus, OH Chapter
(614)882-8986
Mary Ann Ward
March 20, 2014
Prayers for all of you from us. Frank and Joni Pfeiffer
March 20, 2014
My sympathy and prayers to the entire family. With extra going to the two children.
A. Barnes
March 20, 2014
May god bless your family during these hard times. Remember he is always with you and in your times of deep sorrows he will be right there guiding you through it.
amy
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