54, of Santa Rosa, CA died peacefully in his home on June 11, 2014 after a courageous battle against prostate cancer and complications from it. Brian was born May 23, 1960 in Petaluma, California, to parents Raymond Joseph and Marie Jeanette White. He is survived by his mother Marie, brother Gregory Jay White and niece Kalei Lynn White. Most of Brian's professional career was spent in the restaurant and landscape construction industries. When not working or socializing, his passion was landscape design, as highlighted by two beautiful gardens he created, one at his mother's home, and the other at his home in Santa Rosa. He was also a passionate believer in health through proper nutrition. A ceremony of life is planned for Brian at his home with family and close friends. Memorial donations to Brian's spiritual epicenter, Ananda Sangha Worldwide (https://www.ananda.org/support-ananda/), would be greatly appreciated.
Published in Press Democrat from Jun. 17 to Jun. 18, 2014.