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No matter if you were rich, poor, old, young, popular, unpopular, a success, or a failure Brian treated you with kindness. Brian was one of those special individuals who did not have enemies’ only friends. I know I will always cherish my friendship with Brian.
If I had to describe Brian with one adjective JOY would be it. Brian never dwelled on sadness, but reveled in Joy! Time with Brian was always greatly anticipated because there was no doubt; a hell of a good time was to be had. I have never met anyone who enjoyed people or life more than Brian. Brian’s smile, and his inflow of joy and its happiness, brightened everyone’s day that had the good fortune to be around him.
For someone who rarely seeks guidance or support, I turned to Brian for both. Brian had a dedication to achievement coupled with a quite lucid strength, wisdom, and an ability to never let emotions effect judgment. Brian led not by words, but by example. He was a solid quality guy who I respected and looked up to.
Most who achieve success in one area of like will have just as equal degree of failure in another area. Brian only had successes, no failures. He was the most balanced person I have ever met. For instance Brian was a partier but one of the most responsible people I know. He did well in both athletics and academics. He was successful but not arrogant. He was tough enough for guy talk but sensitive enough to become close friends to women.
Everyone looked up to Brian. He was the friend we were most proud of and the one we would boast about. It must have been hard on Brian knowing everyone’s high expectations for him, but if anyone could handle it, it was Brian. He was strong, a rock, the mailman, he always delivered! I miss Brian so much and will look forward to the day that we can all rejoin him in heaven.