BRIAN FIMIAN
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FIMIAN Brian Patrick Fimian (Age 59) Of Vienna, Virginia passed from this life to the heavenly realm on Easter Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at Capital Caring Adler Health Center. Brian was born on October 21, 1960 at Fort Ord in Monterey, California, the fifth of seven children. He graduated from Norfolk Catholic High School in Norfolk, VA in 1978 and attended Virginia Tech, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. In 1987, he and his brother, Keith, along with two other business partners founded Radonics, Inc. A few years later, the company was renamed US Inspect. Brian left in 2005 to pursue other ventures, including real estate development and 10 years ago, co-founded a clean fuels provider company named Ultimate CNG. Brian had a true entrepreneurial spirit. He possessed the mind of an engineer and was considered to be a math whiz to all who knew him. While much of Brian's problem solving and communication skills utilized the logic of numbers, almost as a second language his empathy and love of people was his true gift. On September 23, 2011, on the feast of Saint Padre Pio, Brian married the love of his life, Therese Marie Stein. For almost nine years, the couple loved living in Northern Virginia, sharing their lives with their families, many friends and especially their treasured Labradoodles, Maxwell and Turbo. Brian and Therese were parishioners at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Vienna, VA. Brian's life was devoted to his Catholic faith. He had a steadfast commitment to praying for the well-being of those he loved, as well as for friends he made along the way. He was a singularity among men: kind, loving and compassionate, and the most generous husband, son, sibling, uncle and friend. He was deeply loved by his wife, his mother, Patricia, his six siblings, Nanette Randall, Keith, Stephen, Cheryl, Fr. Kevin Fimian and Laurie Erie. And he was loved immensely by his many other in-law family members, nieces, nephews and countless godchildren. Known alternately as Bridee Bird, Uncle Bubba and THE Favorite Uncle, Brian is remembered as a trusted confidant and peacemaker, a compassionate and deep thinker with an intuitive gift of seeing others' needs and humbly offering his help and assistance. Like no other, Brian embodied the spirit of giving of his resources, friendship, time and prayers. Everyone who had the good fortune of knowing him were touched by his kindness, generosity and willingness to do anything for anyone. To our amazement and comfort, stories of his unbridled generosity are still being uncovered. He was also known far and wide for throwing a good party, particularly his epic LobsterFest gatherings where for many years he invited hundreds of his closest friends for a day of food, fun and festivities. Brian loved sports and was a die-hard Hokies fan. As a boy, he appreciated all sports activities, especially competitive swimming, recreational basketball and golf. As an adult, he was an avid bicyclist and enjoyed taking leisurely rides on the Washington & Old Dominion Trail with Therese, and more recently bike treks in Europe. For most of his adult life, Brian was in "The Work" as a member of Opus Dei. He was invested in building and maintaining deep friendships, encouraging and accepting others, affirming them as unique and precious, created by the Lord. He was predeceased by two men important in his life. His father, James John Fimian, passed from this life to the next on Easter Friday, April 25, 2003. The coincidence of father and son passing away during the Easter season has been a great comfort to his family. He lost his beloved father-in-law, Anthony Conrad Stein, Jr. on May 12, 2016. Due to the unprecedented restrictions of COVID-19, we are heartbroken that we must restrict the number of those participating to his immediate family. We welcome you to join us in spirit for a Holy Mass of Christian Burial at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Annandale, VA, at 10 a.m. and a burial service at 11:30 a.m. at Fairfax Memorial Park on Monday, April 20, 2020 by livestream. (In lieu of flowers) to honor Brian's incredible generosity and giving spirit his family is establishing a Memorial Fund, information forthcoming, so that others will continue to benefit from Brian's legacy. There will also be an opportunity for all to celebrate Brian's life at a later date to be determined. All details, including livestream information for the April 20 services, will be provided via the Caring Bridge website at: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/brianupdates"

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Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 19, 2020.
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May 1, 2020
Therese,Keith and all the Fimians, We are very sorry for your loss. Brian was a truly rare kind of friend and I was fortunate to have known him since working at Radonics in the early years. His faith was inspiring. Just thinking about his great sense of humor and optimism still brings me cheer and always will.
Warm regards,
Mike and Stacy Orrick
April 25, 2020
RIP Brian. You will be missed....
John D'Ermes
April 22, 2020
Dear Fimian Family, Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. Brian is in heaven and he will always be within your heart and the many others that loved him. May your memories of Brian bring you comfort at this difficult time.
Lene Diehl
April 22, 2020
Brians generosity and smile was a ray of sunshine when he worked at US Inspect. He valued each employee and knew how to make everyone feel special. This is a great loss. My condolences to the Fimian Family.
Veronique Keefe
April 22, 2020
I worked for Brian and he was a great mentor in every sense; business, life lessons and most importantly spirituality. When I was facing tough adversity he gave me the best advice which was to drop to me knees and pray to The Father. I know Brian will be Our Father and The Son.
Tyler Bergeron
April 21, 2020
I worked for Brian at US Inspect many years ago and was sorry to hear of his passing. God bless your family during this difficult time. I've had Mass offered for him. May he rest in peace.

Dan Sebastianelli
April 20, 2020
What an honor to have worked for and known Brian, such a kind person. God bless the Fimian family, my thoughts and prayers with you all.
Catherine Shiner
Friend
April 20, 2020
Dear Fimian Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of Brian. I believe I met him once at a daily Mass at St. Michael Church, when Fr. Fimian was celebrating Mass. I cannot imagine your pain...he sounds like a wonderful human being. Know that he will be added to my book of various prayer intentions. Eternal Rest grant unto him, O LORD, and may Perpetual Light shine upon Him...
Cathy Flowers
April 20, 2020
The Fimian family is in my prayers
Mary Deiss
Friend
April 20, 2020
God bless Brian. It was a great honor to be his friend for over 35 years. We had a lot of great times together, and we will all miss him greatly. Therese, we will continue to pray for him, for you and all the Fimian clan. Blessings, Tom McCabe
Tom McCabe
April 20, 2020
Therese-We all at WORK Inc. send our deepest condolences. Our hearts are with you. Sharon
April 20, 2020
I knew and played football with Cubby and I am offering my condolences to Brians family.
Joe DeStefano
Classmate
April 20, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Leejay Acham
April 20, 2020
Our hearts go out to you Therese,
Bill & Molly McMahon
April 20, 2020
Therese, please accept our condolences and prayers on the loss of Brian. We will be thinking of you during this difficult time.

- Ryan, Lisa, Lauren, and Andrew Blackman
Ryan Blackman
April 20, 2020
Brian was a dear friend and someone who played a key role in my life at a pivotal time. In my late twenties, I was dealing with several issues that were paralyzing my life and potential. Like a big brother, Brian took me under his arm, gave me a job, a place to stay, and helped me get to the root of my struggles. During this season, we talked a lot, he asked a ton of questions (great engineering mind), listened with intention, prayed frequently, and then spoke words of truth and encouragement. Today, I am married to a wonderful woman of God and blessed with three beautiful children. God was so faithful to give me a friend like Brian and I am so grateful. My deep condolences to Therese, his family and many friends. Brian's legacy truly will live on forever.
Johnny
April 20, 2020
Meaghan, I'm so sorry for your loss. He sounds like an amazing individual, gone too soon. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.
Sharon Frost
April 19, 2020
Therese, Pat and family,

The Flemings all send their love and prayers to you. We wish you all the comforts God offers as you say your final earthly goodbyes to Brian.

Your loss is our loss, we"ll all miss him. Your love of Brian is shared by so many around the country who Brian touched. He was among the finest men and friends I've ever known. Nothing you don't know, but I wanted to say it to you because it feels good to say I knew Brian Fimian -- and remember how he affected us all. His faith and fun nature made me laugh and made me more optimistic in life, and closer with the Lord because of his witness to Him.

Hugs to you all and I'll be looking up tomorrow to say my goodbye for now with you all. Will rejoice with him in his Reward.

Let us know if you need anything we can help with.

Love you guys and thinking of you.
Brian Fleming
Family
April 19, 2020
We are saddened by the news of Brian's untimely death and will keep the Fimian family in our prayers. May he rest in perpetual light with all who sleep in Christ.

Paul and Amy Driscoll
Paul Driscoll
April 19, 2020
You are in our Prayers, Uncle Joe and aunt Lynnette .
Joe And Lynnette Bennett
April 19, 2020
Dear Fimian Family:
Brian represents everything that makes our society and our culture exceptional. What a gifted mind and an absolute gentleman. He lived his faith in such an effortless manner that so many people were attracted to his life.
May he dwell in heaven in eternal happiness.
God bless you forever,
Brian and Christine Casabianca
Brian Casabianca
April 19, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss Therese and family. Brian sounds like an amazing person and we were happy to have been able to spend some time with him. This is heartbreaking and please know you are in our prayers.
Stephanie
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April 19, 2020
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April 19, 2020
Brian was always so kind, thoughtful and humble. He will be be missed. Rest In Peace, sweet soul!
Anastasia Desmond
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April 19, 2020
Brian was without ANY doubt, the nicest and kindest gentleman Ive had the pleasure of meeting in my lifetime! He was such a wonderful and genuine person that lived his life in Christs example; but never wore it on his sleeve. It was one of his most endearing qualities. Prayers being said for all the Fimian family for this devastating loss.
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April 19, 2020
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April 19, 2020
Therese and Family,
My love and prayers are with you all during this time. Love Ruth and Blair
Ruth Francis
April 19, 2020
Therese and family. I am so sorry to learn of Brian's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Jennifer Rayburn
April 19, 2020
I was glad to be good friends with Brian and his wonderful family. Our loss is heaven's gain. I will be praying for everyone during this time of mourning with a firm faith that Brian is in the loving arms of our Savior Jesus Christ . I have offered Mass for his soul
Mark Moretti
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April 19, 2020
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April 19, 2020
I was very sad to learn Brian passed away. I first met Brian on a bright summer day in 1986 while playing a game of pick-up basketball. We soon became friends, initially bonding over our mutual interest in the Boston Red Sox.

Brian was a fierce competitor on the basketball court, and a very savvy businessman, something I learned while working for him in the 1990s. But he was first and foremost a fine gentleman and a true friend. He was always willing to listen and help others, his life exemplifying his deep and enduring Catholic faith as he reached out and touched the lives of countless individuals through his many acts of kindness and generosity.
James Arvantes
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April 19, 2020
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April 19, 2020
I love hearing Steve's stories of his brother and a life well lived. We pray that God will comfort you with the knowledge that Brian is now with his Heavenly Father and the grace to help console each other. Peace
April 19, 2020
Therese, Keith, and Fimian Family,
I only knew Brian for a brief time, but he impressed me as being a kind and generous soul from the very first time I met him on our biking adventures. My heart goes out to you as you mourn his passing during this especially challenging time. The world was lucky to have him!
Sending you my love and prayers.
Brandie Schieb
Friend
April 19, 2020
Steve, Mary and all the Fimian family - our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May Brians memory be eternal.
Nina Konstans
Friend
April 19, 2020
Keith, we are praying for your family during this time. So very sorry. May you feel his presence in Brians new life with Jesus I heard that you were all there as your brother gave him Last Rites. May Brian Rest In Peace. Eileen, Joe and Thomas
Eileen Cosby
Friend
April 19, 2020
Fims, You were one-of-a-kind and I owe so much to you. Thank you. Godspeed my Brother and All Honor to Your Name.
In Hoc,
Tom Barstow
April 19, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. Brian was truly an inspiration all of those fortunate enough to know him. The Fimian family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Tim Cook and Family
April 19, 2020
Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. May your memories of Brian bring you comfort at this difficult time. Sandy and Gary Grimes
April 19, 2020
So sorry for you loss. Brian was an amazing person who will be sorely missed. We know all the happy memories of Brian will sustain you as you grieve his passing.
Ginger Geisler
April 19, 2020
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