Brian's passing saddens me in many ways. He will always live on in my thoughts.
I am absolutely devastated to hear the news of Brian's sudden passing and Fran and my condolences go out to Lee Leng and to Brian's' family.
Brian and I were best friends for 60 plus years and we have helped each other through good and bad times throughout those years. We have been communicating via messenger on a regular basis with my last note to him on January 2nd.
He was a great person with a big heart and a true caring for those around him. No matter how long it was between visits it always seemed like yesterday since we had been together.
He passing has left a hole in my heart and he will never be forgotten.
Brian and I were classmates in high school and had remained friends ever since. Visits over the past number of years were often sporadic, due to geography and the demands of employment. We had, however, kept in touch, and on each occasion that travel brought me reasonably close, Brian always went out of his way (often on short notice) to spend some time catching up with recent events and rehashing old ones. He was a good friend, and will be missed.
RIP Brian (Buddy)