Miss ya, Brian.
We worked together at the Cobbs Creek and Haddington Branch Libraries, both unforgettable experiences. Then we saw each other in passing after transferring to the Parkway Central library... you to PPL (fiction lending) on the first floor, and me to Newspapers on the second floor. It's been a pleasure and a privilege to work with you over the years. I'll never forget you. You were dedicated to doing whatever needed to be done to help out and your sense of humour brought a light heartedness to the workplace. You cared about the people you worked with. Things weren't always easy, yet you brought your best to the table despite all adversities. Your honorable service and integrity were so much appreciated at the time and are still remembered even now. May you rest in peace.
Wonderful Uncle and Brother
I miss you dearly Brian and think of you daily! I remember us romping on the couches playing Batman and Robin as kids and you playing with the same excitement when my kids were little. Your Cousin Frankie stories will always be part of our story! You were there for me as much as I was for you! You were always such an important part of my little family and our larger family which for us also sometimes included our workplace too! You will always be in my heart Brian. Love, your little sister Alison
Brian had the funniest and wackiest sense of humor. I think he more than anyone got me started on quoting obscure lines from movies and real life. There are literally dozens of things the family will repeat, sometimes apropos of nothing, that are from times Brian would say something, with the stature and flair of a Shakesperean actor, and we would all laugh.
My favorite thing about Brian was how interested he was. He loved facts and cool stories and telling people about what he knew or learned. I have many memories of him telling me something he learned about Bob Dylan or Philadelphia or whatever. He and I share that love of random facts. I'll always remember that about him.
Miss you Uncle Bri.
My uncle Brian was a fantastic person. He was always the type to add a new or interesting perspective to every situation he was in. A true artist at heart, Brian had an attention to little details that made him a truly special person. We were all lucky to have had him for the time we did. After losing my dad, Brian was a pillar in shaping me into the person I am today. I can still hear his silly voice calling me "Chowderhead" or see him dancing like a goof to "Cannonball". Love and miss you Brian.
Miss him every day
My uncle Brian is missed everyday.
As a kid Brian introduced me to a wide world of music that didn't make it on the radio or brought into school by other kids. He was always there with a new artist or an interesting bit of knowledge about the song on at the time. When those songs come on I still think of Brian and I'm grateful that we were able to spend our time together and I know that everyone he touched is just as lucky as me.
I love you Brian.
Brian's loss haunts me like a specter; he was such a kind and gentle soul. He knew he was loved by everyone who surrounded him at the end and I really think that gave him comfort. He was my friend for 32 years and I miss him dearly. Rest in peace my brother from another mother! I had a funny exchange with Brian in the hospital about a week before he died, we were talking about something and out of nowhere he asks me "Does it smell like dirty mop in here?" and I replied "No, I don't smell anything." So we continued talking and then suddenly I said "You know what, it does smell like dirty mop in here!" Which led to an extended discussion on the proper way to keep a mop head clean. Zen and the art of mop maintenance. Took me 2 days to get the smell of dirty mop out of my nose!
I love you❤️
I love your gentle soul, your love of children, your artists heart, your ability to be in the moment, and your laugh. I miss you ever day. I know you are in heaven watching over us. Say hi to Dad and Matt!
Love to you Brian
Brian you made the world a better place just by being here. There is so much good inside of you. Thanks for being such a great uncle to our children, nieces and nephews. I have so many fond memories of watching you play with Joe in the living room on Brown Street. Joe loved how you really got into building legos with him. You were always right there with him, being such a wonderful, appreciative uncle. Always enjoyed going to Fairmount Park with you, Joe and Oscar Dog. Loved seeing you and Joe run over from the playground to see the train in the evening. Remember, "A train has lights so it can see," (must be said with the hand over the brow).
Thanks also for all of the wonderful phone conversations we had over the last few years. Talking with you in the evenings meant so much to me, I am so grateful for your love and friendship. You have been a wonderful brother to me and I miss you so much already.
We will see each other again, but not for a while. Please watch over us, keep us safe and help us to always remember to find the humor and the good in our lives.
Lots of love to you, Jeanine
My Dear Son
My major memory of you is that of a kind and generous man. We were blessed to have you in our lives. Rest in Peace, Brian.