Bryan S. Nash
February 16, 1975 – January 17, 2019
Bryan Scott Nash, 43, from St. Petersburg, FL, lost his battle with cancer and passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2019. Born on February 16, 1975, he is the beloved son of Martin J. Nash (Cathy) and Fay Furniss Nash (John Paletta), brother to Kevin P. Nash (Naomi), step-brother to Jason T. Earnest (Amy Romano), and adored uncle to William and Michael Nash. He is also survived by his grandmother Jacqueline Nash, uncles William E. Furniss (Paula) and Robert W. Weeks (Teresa), and aunts Suzanne Powell (Mike), Jayne Harper (Tony), Sally McIntosh, Ann Furniss, and Donna Bender (Edward).
Bryan grew up in Prince George’s County Maryland and graduated from Bowie High School in 1993. He moved to St. Petersburg in 2016 to escape the cold Maryland winters. He found true peace and happiness in Florida. It allowed him to spend more time around the water and as a bonus, he was able to spend time with his grandmother who lives nearby.
Bryan found his passion for the water as a child. He learned to swim at a young age, participated in the local swim team, and passed a life guard certification course. By age 9 he realized he loved boating and learned to run whatever boat his father had at the time. He was obsessed with learning boating safety, “rules of the road” on the water, basic navigation and all that went with it. He loved swimming, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, and just taking quiet walks along the beach. He became quite the amateur photographer in Florida and loved sharing his photographs of wildlife, sunrises, and sunsets.
He held a variety of jobs over the years, including working in the events management field, but his passion always centered around anything to do with the water. His last job with Marlow Yachts in St. Petersburg allowed Bryan to spend his hours outdoors and on boats. He was never happier.
Bryan loved kids. He took great pride in his role as Uncle Bryan to his younger brother Kevin’s two sons. He showered them with love and affection, and Will and Michael adored him.
Starting as a kid and continuing through his adult years, he always found time to lend a hand to a friend who needed help moving, painting their house, working on their car or boat… whatever they needed. In many ways, his needs were not as important to him as the needs of others were. He had a huge heart. One look at the many tributes posted by his friends on his Facebook page since his death, and you can quickly see how loved he was by so many.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 1, at 2:00 p.m., at the John M. Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or online at www.cancer.org
John M. Taylor Funeral Home
147 Duke Of Gloucester St
Bryan S. Nash
February 4, 2019
To the Nash family, I’m so sorry to hear of Bryan’s passing. May you find peace and comfort through this time of grief. I have nothing but fond memories of Bryan from our high school days. He was always, always smiling and I can still hear the sound of his voice . It’s been many years since I’ve seen Bryan or heard that voice, but he was truly an unforgettable person. I had a dream of him the day after i learned of his passing...”We have all the time in the world.” That’s what he said to me when I told him about a cavern exccusion I wanted to do, but then in my dream I realized he was dying and told him we couldn’t. But he smiled and said “we have all the time in the world.” I think he was speaking of eternity. Prayers to you all. 💕🙏🏻