Brian E. Brazil

Brian E. Brazil

Brian E. Brazil died suddenly Monday January 25th at the vibrant age of 58.  Brian grew up in Selah, WA and graduated from Toppenish H.S. and then went on to the University of Washington. Brian was a caring, loving father and friend to many. He was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed. Brian is survived by his best friend, teammate, and wife, Linda Carlson-Brazil and children, Brandon & girlfriend Lindsay, Tyler, Riley & girlfriend Kenzie who have had the greatest example of what a father should be. Brian positively influenced many kids’ lives by coaching and mentoring through Bellevue Boys & Girls Club & the YMCA. There was never a dull moment when Brian was around and many great memories will carry us through this time of grief. Husky football games will never be the same.

Services will be held at the University of Washington in Kane Hall Rm. 220 on Sunday Jan. 31st at 1pm. For directions to the services go to

Parking will be free at the Central Plaza Parking Garage which can be entered at the intersection of 15th Ave NE and 41st St NE.”

“If you would like to post some of your thoughts and memories of Brian, please click on his name.  This will take you to a group access page where we can share what we loved about Him.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Brian E. Brazil Educational fund.  Checks can be mailed to 13625 SE 19th St. Bellevue, WA. 98005.

8 Responses to “Brian E. Brazil”

  • Allen and Melanie Sussman says:

    We had the pleasure of sharing the bench with Brian at many UW waterpolo events. He was so proud of Riley, and such an enthusiastic yet objective supporter of the team. A quick laugh, a level head, and BY FAR the best \dawg bark\ in the crowd. Even in this one limited aspect of his life, his presence will be sorely missed. Sending you our love, Allen and Melanie Sussman

  • Lindsay Christel says:

    I feel so fortunate to have known Brian for the last 5 years. He has influenced me in more ways that he could ever know and I am so sad that he is gone. Things just won’t be the same without him, but I can see him smiling and laughing whenever I think of him.

  • Bob Post says:

    Linda & Family:

    Though we have never met, I am so sorry for your tragic loss. I worked with Brian at PACCAR Leasing. He was such a pleasure to work with and always professional. We will miss him and his kind nature. You are in our thoughts an prayers.

  • Kathy Peyser says:

    I was so saddened to learn of Brian’s passing. For many years I had the extreme privilege of working with Brian at the Regence Group. Just as in his personal and family life, Brian was a terrific team player, awesome coach and enthusiastic supporter at the office. He was a friend to everyone. It was an honor to know him. My sincere condolences to his family and many friends.

  • Dorothy Jackson says:

    I am so so very sorry for the loss of your
    precious loved one Brian, you and your family
    are in my thoughts. May these scriptures bring
    you comfort and hope now and days to come.
    John 5:28.29/Revelation 21:3.4

  • Mary Stickney says:

    Linda and family, words cannot express my sadness for your loss. It has been a few years Linda since our paths have crossed but I did have the pleasure of riding the bus with Brian to work on many occasions. He was truly a wonderful man and I know you and the boys will miss him terribly. You are in my prayers.

    With Love, Mary

  • Craig Hancock says:

    My belated sympathies to the Brazil family. Back in 1970, I shared a room with Brian in the Delta Chi Fraternity at the UW. I just sent an e-mail last night to our 3d roommate then, Walter Hambley, and I noted that Brian was the funniest – and funnest – person I have ever met. Brian was a precocious freshman, and Walt & I were juniors. I didn’t realize until checking the Internet today that Brian had passed on. Terrific photo of him on this site.

  • Michael Kirk says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Brian’s loss. I knew him growing up in Selah and I had his mom as a teacher in the 4th grade. He was clearly destined to lead, even at an early age.

    A fellow educator and also
    a Husky,
    Michael Kirk

Leave a Reply

Please be respectful. Disrespectful comments will not be published

When you have successfully submitted a comment, look in the space above to see your comment.

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

If you do not see your comment, click HERE