OBITUARY

Brian Gerard Garner

July 27, 1954March 24, 2021

Brian Gerard Garner was born on July 27, 1954 and passed away on March 24, 2021 and is under the care of Dimond & Sons Silver Bell Chapel.

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Gary Lattanzio

April 10, 2021

Brian and I first became friends in the fall of 1959 in Miss Synder’s Kindergarten class at Glen Haven Elementary school a few blocks from our homes. Both of us were 1 of 4 brothers all of which attended St John the Evangelist Catholic school in Silver Spring, MD

We lost touch throughout elementary school as we always seem to be in different classes until we again became friends attending Sligo Jr. High in 9th grade and continued throughout the many years.

Brian and several of our “crew” shared the trials and tribulations of our teen years at Northwood HS with many fond memories of all the stupid, reckless and dangerous things a group of guys do when they get together.

Brian was the kindest person I have even known…always a welcoming smile…always a happy word…always a good caring friend even though at times I wasn’t a good friend to him. I never even heard him say a bad word about anyone ...truly a good man.

Brian was the godfather for my son Anthony and I still have the Dr. Seuss books, cards and letters Brian and Barbie sent to him over the years. My life has been enriched with many lasting memories of the times I shared with this kind, gentle soul.
I will miss him.

Gary L.

Aurelia Ortiz

April 10, 2021

To the Garner Family,

My condolences in the loss of such a kind and sweet man.
I pray that your hearts will be at peace in knowing he will be remembered by many.

steve rados

April 10, 2021

I have known Brian my entire life. We grew up together and he lived across the street.
Brian was a gentle soul with a welcoming heart. He had an eclectic taste of music, from Rockabilly to music that would never be considered in mainstream stations, to Queen, and so much more. His passion for music inspired me to explore and get to know musicians, which lead me to new and interesting music genres that we would share through the years. I think he liked some bands just because of their names. Them Crooked Vultures.
We spent a lot of time together in our youth, and he was like a member of the family. He loved my uncles a great deal, and we were able to share our backgrounds that forged our friendship for life. We would have a standing phone call 2 times a year. His birthday and mine. I will miss those phone calls, and I will always miss his easy laugh.
Keep smiling my brother until we meet again. Peace

Russell Schlage

April 3, 2021

Vision Expo 2018

Russell Schlage

April 3, 2021

We met Brian in the mid 80's when I hired him to be the contact lens tech at Manatee Eye Clinic. We became instant friends and have many great memories. The Halloween parties, Christmas Eve Chinese dinners (and the adult gifts he would give us), and hanging out listing to his vast music collection. But most importantly was that Brian had a heart of gold. He was the nicest person you could ever hope to meet. Terri and I are grateful that we were able to see Brain at a few Vision Expo's in Las Vegas after he moved out west. Brian was one of a kind and this world was a better place with him in it. He will surely be missed and never forgotten.

Tim Calpin

April 2, 2021

Brian was a great friend. He was kind, funny, sincere and unselfish. I have so many found memories of times spent with Brian. We hung out with a group of friends every Friday night after work at Skipper's Lounge in Bradenton Florida. He helped tremendously when my wife Romonia and I built our house. Brian took great happiness in helping others. We spent countless evenings at his home in Sarasota listening to his massive music collection and making cassettes and CD's of some of the wildest,funny and greatest music ever made. He had the most outrageous Halloween Parties I have ever experienced.We spent almost every Tuesday evening watching USA Tuesday Night Fights. I enjoyed his friendship, his kind heart and will always be thankful that he was such a special part of our's and our circle of dear friend's lives. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to speak with you before you were called home to heaven. Thank you my friend for being Brian. God Bless you and yours. Rest In Peace

Shavon Daving

April 2, 2021

I remember meeting Brian for the first time at work about 30 years ago, it was instant like! I remember the great Halloween parties he threw. I remember most of all the kind, intelligent, thoughtful, empathetic person with a great sense of humor. We had long talks about life and relationships. Brian was very interested in my singing and went to multiple venues where I performed and recorded it. He loved music so much. I will keep Brian’s memory close to my heart. My sympathies go out to his family and friends. He is definitely in the arms of the angels.

Jamie Sartori

April 2, 2021

Don Williams, some broken hearts never mend. Some memories never end. My love for you will never end.

Jamie Sartori

April 2, 2021

Brian brian Brian, how will I ever forget you? You have brought so much joy and peace in my life. I don’t know if I could have survived without your knowledge. You are and will always be the smartest man I will ever know. We had our amazing adventures!! Big or little, we made every moment of every second. You have made me the strong woman I am today. I hope you know I did my best to help you. And gold you as long as I could. I will always love you. Burp.! Only you will get that one. I love you with all my heart. Forever yours Jamie.

Marie White

March 28, 2021

To the Garner Family,

I was very saddened to hear about the loss of Brian. Brian was a neighbor of mine in Sarasota. I have many fond memories of the times the neighborhood friends would gather in the evening. Brian always had a great sense of humor and shared it with all of us. He was a good man and a supportive friend, always there to listen if you needed someone to talk to. I will miss talking and laughing with him.

May loving memories offer you comfort and peace at this difficult time. Rest in peace.

Marie W.