Born July 29, 1978, Brian passed away September 2, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his Family. He loved life, his family, his children Parker and Bennett, wife Andi, Parents Douglas Howe and Robin Du Brin, Mimi Anderson and Jim Anderson, his siblings and many wonderful cousins, Aunts, Uncles and friends. Brian fought a courageous battle with colon cancer for 4 years, keeping a positive outlook throughout, until his last days.
Brian grew up in Gig Harbor and Tacoma where he went to Wilson High School and attended Menlo College. Brian spent his career in the hospitality industry managing many wonderful bars and restaurants. Most recently, Brian accomplished his life-long dream of owning a restaurant when he opened the Pizza Press on 6th Avenue, in Tacoma. He loved having a great place to spend quality time with family and friends, and to enjoy pizza and craft beer. His uplifting attitude made Brian a joy to be around and a friend to many.
He will be greatly missed by all.
The family will be celebrating
his life in a private celebration on
Sunday the 15th with a celebration
for friends and family to follow at Steel Creek Restaurant,
in Tacoma at 5:00 PM,
1114 Broadway, Tacoma, 98402.
Published by The Seattle Times from Sep. 10 to Sep. 13, 2019.
Im Parker's BFF and just know that i am praying for you and your family
January 11, 2022
It was my privilege to be Brian's elementary school principal and, in recent years, to share conversations during weekly visits to him with our therapy dog, Griff. Brian was always warm, positive, and unfailingly courteous. We talked about pizza, among other things, and shared many smiles as he lifted my spirits. I will miss his bright light.
September 27, 2019
Andi, Parker and Bennet, I am so sorry for your loss. Brian was a good man and a hoot to boot. I have missed all of you. Mary Catherine
Mary Catherine Lynch
September 15, 2019
My heart goes out to the Howe and Anderson family at this very sorrowful time. May all of your fond memories help to see you through. With much love.