Brian Raymond WHITE
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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.

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Published in Press Democrat from Jun. 17 to Jun. 18, 2014.
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June 11, 2020
Gone, but never forgotten. I am still holding a good thought for you my friend. I miss our talks and still hear your soothing voice.
David Scarillo
Friend
February 24, 2020
I remember Brian from many years ago when he attended a meditation class I offered in Santa Rosa one summer. I also remember that Brian was close to my dear friend, Richard Nelson, in the middle of the 1980s in San Francisco. Even though there was a lot of suffering during that time, Brian as a young man was willing to embrace others and support them however he was able. Goodbye, my friend.
Daishin Sunseri
Friend
June 11, 2019
I still think about Brian often and remember him for the kind man that he was. I miss our long talks over the phone, they always made me feel better. When I have a particularly bad day, or just feel the need to, I will look up to the sky and talk to Brian letting him know that I am holding a good thought for him and I will never forget him. RIP my friend, sorely missed.
David Scarillo
Friend
June 19, 2014
Sweet,gentle, sensual man. I haven't seen you in years, but memories of sweet times are in my heart. May memories of you inspire many acts of kindness in all of us you've touched. thank you, my friend.
kaleo kaluhiwa
June 19, 2014
Brian, You were such a kind and gentle soul. You always looked for , and found beauty around you, like the ducks in the pond where you would go biking. I still can't believe you are gone, but you will always live on in my heart.
Your fellow Gemini friend, always
Davide
Davide Scarillo
June 18, 2014
I will miss my dear sweet friend Brian. We both shared the love of music and dance. Brian was such a gift to all who knew him, he was kind and generous man. His appreciation and love of nature and beauty was shown through his gardening, cooking and how he lived. I miss you already Brian~
June 17, 2014
Brian was a dear, kind and generous man. He had a wonderful open, fun loving and genuine personality and oh so handsome that man was. You always knew where you stood with him, I loved that quality about him. He opened his home to friends and was a gracious host. He loved good food, wine and great beer. We often saw each other at the Russian River Brewing Co years ago when they had great music. Brian was a lover of music and loved to dance. I remember dancing at the Brewery with Brian. He loved the band HugeLarge and so do I. For his birthday I gave him a CD of their music several years ago, they are a fun cool locate band. I met Brian when I started working at John Ash & Co in 1985. I was in a very lonely difficult time in my life and the staff there became my second family. Opening their hearts to me and of course Brian did also. I will keep him in my heart and his dear friend and mine James Corrigan whom Brian lovely cared for until he passed. Rest in peace my gentle friend.
Dawn Bailey
June 17, 2014
Brian wan an incredible man. One of the most loving, generous men I have ever known. He touched the life of so many. He will be missed. Prayers and blessings to his family and many friends.
Richard Stewart
June 17, 2014
Brian was an incredible man. One of the most loving, generous men I have ever known. He touched the life of so many. He will be missed. Prayers and blessings to his family and many friends.
June 17, 2014
I went to high school with Brian so sorry for your loss. Bret Perry
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