Bryan Patrick Ward

11/02/1962 — 04/24/2007

From Van, Nuys, CA, US | Born in Richland, Washington

Bryan Patrick Ward

Bryan P. Ward, 44, of Van Nuys, California passed away April 24, 2007 in Burbank, California. He was born November 2, 1962 in Richland, Washington to Hugh and Anne Bock Ward.

Bryan was the Executive Underwriter, Entertainment Division, for an insurance company, and a parishioner of St. Victor's Catholic Church in West Hollywood, CA. He grew up in Richland, WA and attended Christ the King Catholic School and Richland High, later graduating from Eastern Washington University with a BA in Business.

He received many awards for underwriting motion picture and television productions, and served on the Employee Council for The Fireman's Fund.

Survivors include his life partner of 25 years, Richard Preston; parents, Hugh and Anne Ward; brother, Paul Ward; sister, Maureen Creagan and husband Jeff and his nephews. Preceding him in death are his grandparents and his brother, Anthony.

We will miss him and the love and caring he always showed to his family and friends and all God's creatures.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be 6:00 PM Monday, April 30th at Einan's Funeral Home, Richland. Visitation will be 3:00-5:00 PM Monday the 30th at Einan's, prior to the Rosary. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date at St. Victor's Church, West Hollywood.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bryan's name to Meals on Wheels, 8656 Gage Blvd. Ste. 104, Kennewick, WA 99336.

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  • My fondest memory of Bryan was a trip to see his sister at the University of Washington Seattle and hang with his older brother Tony.

    Bryan, Jim, my sistr Marj and I all jumped into Jim’s car for our weekend in the big city. Our adventure started off with a car chase in the streets of Seattle Jim cut someone off and they took it personal. Jim was scared but co-pilot Bryan kept a cool head and made jokes. I can sill hear his wonderful laugh. I so enjoyed his sense of humor! That weekend we managed to crash an outdoor big band Valentines Day dance, checked out a lazer light show and to top it off we experienced a small earth quake, While standing on the roof of Maurees dorm. Now thats a weekend! Thank you Bryan for that memory and many others. I am sending healing and loving vibes to all.

    Big Love,

    Maryfrances

    Maryfrances Hollick
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • My deepest sympathies to Richard and Bryan’s family. We have lost a very special person and the world will not be the same without him. Bryan was my closest and dearest friend and I will miss him every day for the rest of my life. He touched my life both personally and professionally and he changed my life for the better because he was in it. His knowledge, humor and charm made every day better. He was always there for me and I am heart broken at the loss we have all suffered.

    Christie Mattull
    November 4, 2014
    Los, Angeles, CA, US
  • Although it hurt my heart when I learned of Bryan’s illness and death, I celebrate Bryan’s life and rejoice in his homecoming to be with God. He was a very special person with a very warm heart and my life is richer for having known him. My prayers are with his family.

    Jennifer Hallman
    November 4, 2014
    Los, Angeles, CA, US
  • My deepest sympathies to Bryan’s family and companion. I worked on numerous accounts with Bryan and learned so much from him. He was a very kind, gentle, funny, smart, and appreciative person. I will miss him terribly.

    Norma Crowe
    November 4, 2014
    West, Hills, CA, US
  • I’m sure Bryan has a special place in heaven. We are grateful that we were able to know him and work with him while he was with us.

    Barbara Kurator
    November 4, 2014
    Tucson, AZ, US
  • A great dry wit and I will miss talking about our house repair stories and sharing contractors names and numbers. I will miss him as a friend and professional. God bless you Bryan.

    paul holehouse
    November 4, 2014
    studio, CA, US
  • My sympathy and prayers to Richard and Bryan’s family. Bryan was quite simply a very good man, and an exceptional professional. I enjoyed working with, and learning from him. We have all been blessed to have been a part of his life.

    Richard Weidman
    November 4, 2014
    Pasadena, CA, US
  • I met Brian through work and always found him engaging, knowledgeable, witty and warm. My deepest simpathy to the Ward family and to Richard and his family. Words cannot appropriately convey how deeply sorry I am for your loss.

    Fanny Paz-Prizant
    November 4, 2014
    Novato, CA, US
  • My deepest sympathies are with Richard and Bryan’s family. I am sure they are still in shock, as am I.

    I am heartbroken and at a loss for words. He was a truly beautiful person and an extraordinary friend. His knowledge was not limited to his job — he knew about everything! There wasn’t a subject you could mention without his knowing something interesting about it — and how he made me laugh! He lit up every day.

    I will miss our daily talks, his warmth and humor and generous spirit. Bryan was a very special person and I shall miss him greatly.

    Love, Christina

    Christina born
    November 4, 2014
    Burbank, CA, US
  • My sincerest condolences to Richard & all of Bryan’s family. Bryan was a pleasure to work with. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a brilliant mind. He always knew exactly what to say & do in every situation. We will all miss him greatly. May he rest in peace.

    Addie Ramirez
    November 4, 2014
    Universal, City, CA, US
  • My thoughts and prayers are with you. I worked with Bryan at Fireman’s Fund about ten years ago. I remember him for his professionalism and for his good humour much needed.

    Susan Bryant
    November 4, 2014
    San, Anselmo, CA, US
  • I didn’t know Brian very well…we worked in the same office but for different divisions. In our few interactions I found him smart, funny, and very knowledgeable about many, many subjects and I thought he’d make a great Trivial Pursuits partner.

    I’m sorry I didn’t have more time to get to know him and am glad of the time I did have. My thoughts are with all his family and friends,

    Hope

    Hope Fletcher
    November 4, 2014
    La, Crescenta, CA, US
  • My deepest sympathy to Richard & Bryan’s family. Bryan is the one who always reminded me of all the holidays of obligation. Everytime he needed help on praying for something or someone, he always asked me to help him pray. I will miss all his stories and long explanations when you asked him something. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Always,

    Helen & Rommeth

    Helena San Jose - Jarin
    November 4, 2014
    Los, Angeles, CA, US
  • Bryan was a wealth of information. He had so many different interests, and could speak of many subjects. I enjoyed his stories of his animals, and plants. I will miss his funny mannerisms, and his long conversations. He was very much a part of our work family, and his knowledge will be missed tremendously. He had a heart of gold, kind, generous and loving. He had many friends who cared about him and will miss him dearly. pe

    Penny P. Emmons
    November 4, 2014
    Simi, Valley, CA, US
  • I had the opportunity to work with Bryan on the Fireman’s Fund Employee Council for 2 years. He was very dedicated to his job and his co-workers. He truly cared and his efforts are appreciated by many. Bryan made a difference and I thank him for that.

    Kelly Greene
    November 4, 2014
    San, Diego, CA, US
  • It was with great sadness that I learned of Bryan’s passing. As counsel for Fireman’s Fund for many years, Bryan and I shared some battles together. More importantly, Bryan shared his warmth and professionalism on every occasion that I met with him and his colleagues.

    I send my best regards to his family and loved ones. He will truly be missed.

    Jaymeson Pegue
    November 4, 2014
    Los, Angeles, CA, US
  • We enjoyed reading the wonderful tributes to Brian. He made a wonderful contribution to his friends and fellow workers. We wish we could have known him better. Our prayers are with all of you.

    With Warm Regards,

    Anne, Chris and Lois

    Anne, Chris & Lois Westlund
    November 4, 2014
    Ocean, Shores, WA, US
  • Bryan was one of the loveliest people I have known throughout my insurance career.He was a uniquely kind and sensitive soul.When I first came to join the Entertainment Division in Westwood, it was Bryan who was the first person to make me feel welcomed and who showed me the ropes.He always made time for me. No question was ever too imposing, he would always answer.As I grew to know Bryan both personally and professionally over the coming years my esteem for him only became more profound.

    Bryan was an incredible fountain of knowledge, a true polymath. We nicknamed him fondly as the “Renaissance Man” because his interests were so diverse and detailed.

    He loved studying art, history, travel, engineering, you name it. He would have made an excellent professor at any subject he focused on with his special gift for connecting with others.We shared many happy times over the years having lunch together,going out on “art” happenings, even on business trips together.I always looked forward to any time spent in his company. Bryan had a sharp wit and a wonderfully dry sense of humor. He would always make me laugh when he referred to me as his friend from “Scuse” Syracuse, NY.I’m am lucky to have had Bryan as my friend and colleague. He will be so very missed.

    cynthia pastor
    November 4, 2014
    long, beach, CA, US
  • Bryan was a compassionate man who thought of others before himself. He will be greatly missed.

    Angie Rosette
    November 4, 2014
    Castaic, CA, US
  • My fondest memory of Bryan was a trip to see his sister at the University of Washington Seattle and hang with his older brother Tony.

    Bryan, Jim, my sistr Marj and I all jumped into Jim’s car for our weekend in the big city. Our adventure started off with a car chase in the streets of Seattle Jim cut someone off and they took it personal. Jim was scared but co-pilot Bryan kept a cool head and made jokes. I can sill hear his wonderful laugh. I so enjoyed his sense of humor! That weekend we managed to crash an outdoor big band Valentines Day dance, checked out a lazer light show and to top it off we experienced a small earth quake, While standing on the roof of Maurees dorm. Now thats a weekend! Thank you Bryan for that memory and many others. I am sending healing and loving vibes to all.

    Big Love,

    Maryfrances

    Maryfrances Hollick
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • My deepest sympathies to Richard and Bryan’s family. We have lost a very special person and the world will not be the same without him. Bryan was my closest and dearest friend and I will miss him every day for the rest of my life. He touched my life both personally and professionally and he changed my life for the better because he was in it. His knowledge, humor and charm made every day better. He was always there for me and I am heart broken at the loss we have all suffered.

    Christie Mattull
    November 4, 2014
    Los, Angeles, CA, US
  • Although it hurt my heart when I learned of Bryan’s illness and death, I celebrate Bryan’s life and rejoice in his homecoming to be with God. He was a very special person with a very warm heart and my life is richer for having known him. My prayers are with his family.

    Jennifer Hallman
    November 4, 2014
    Los, Angeles, CA, US
  • My deepest sympathies to Bryan’s family and companion. I worked on numerous accounts with Bryan and learned so much from him. He was a very kind, gentle, funny, smart, and appreciative person. I will miss him terribly.

    Norma Crowe
    November 4, 2014
    West, Hills, CA, US
  • I’m sure Bryan has a special place in heaven. We are grateful that we were able to know him and work with him while he was with us.

    Barbara Kurator
    November 4, 2014
    Tucson, AZ, US
  • A great dry wit and I will miss talking about our house repair stories and sharing contractors names and numbers. I will miss him as a friend and professional. God bless you Bryan.

    paul holehouse
    November 4, 2014
    studio, CA, US
  • My sympathy and prayers to Richard and Bryan’s family. Bryan was quite simply a very good man, and an exceptional professional. I enjoyed working with, and learning from him. We have all been blessed to have been a part of his life.

    Richard Weidman
    November 4, 2014
    Pasadena, CA, US
  • I met Brian through work and always found him engaging, knowledgeable, witty and warm. My deepest simpathy to the Ward family and to Richard and his family. Words cannot appropriately convey how deeply sorry I am for your loss.

    Fanny Paz-Prizant
    November 4, 2014
    Novato, CA, US
  • My deepest sympathies are with Richard and Bryan’s family. I am sure they are still in shock, as am I.

    I am heartbroken and at a loss for words. He was a truly beautiful person and an extraordinary friend. His knowledge was not limited to his job — he knew about everything! There wasn’t a subject you could mention without his knowing something interesting about it — and how he made me laugh! He lit up every day.

    I will miss our daily talks, his warmth and humor and generous spirit. Bryan was a very special person and I shall miss him greatly.

    Love, Christina

    Christina born
    November 4, 2014
    Burbank, CA, US
  • My sincerest condolences to Richard & all of Bryan’s family. Bryan was a pleasure to work with. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a brilliant mind. He always knew exactly what to say & do in every situation. We will all miss him greatly. May he rest in peace.

    Addie Ramirez
    November 4, 2014
    Universal, City, CA, US
  • My thoughts and prayers are with you. I worked with Bryan at Fireman’s Fund about ten years ago. I remember him for his professionalism and for his good humour much needed.

    Susan Bryant
    November 4, 2014
    San, Anselmo, CA, US
  • I didn’t know Brian very well…we worked in the same office but for different divisions. In our few interactions I found him smart, funny, and very knowledgeable about many, many subjects and I thought he’d make a great Trivial Pursuits partner.

    I’m sorry I didn’t have more time to get to know him and am glad of the time I did have. My thoughts are with all his family and friends,

    Hope

    Hope Fletcher
    November 4, 2014
    La, Crescenta, CA, US
  • My deepest sympathy to Richard & Bryan’s family. Bryan is the one who always reminded me of all the holidays of obligation. Everytime he needed help on praying for something or someone, he always asked me to help him pray. I will miss all his stories and long explanations when you asked him something. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Always,

    Helen & Rommeth

    Helena San Jose - Jarin
    November 4, 2014
    Los, Angeles, CA, US
  • Bryan was a wealth of information. He had so many different interests, and could speak of many subjects. I enjoyed his stories of his animals, and plants. I will miss his funny mannerisms, and his long conversations. He was very much a part of our work family, and his knowledge will be missed tremendously. He had a heart of gold, kind, generous and loving. He had many friends who cared about him and will miss him dearly. pe

    Penny P. Emmons
    November 4, 2014
    Simi, Valley, CA, US
  • I had the opportunity to work with Bryan on the Fireman’s Fund Employee Council for 2 years. He was very dedicated to his job and his co-workers. He truly cared and his efforts are appreciated by many. Bryan made a difference and I thank him for that.

    Kelly Greene
    November 4, 2014
    San, Diego, CA, US
  • It was with great sadness that I learned of Bryan’s passing. As counsel for Fireman’s Fund for many years, Bryan and I shared some battles together. More importantly, Bryan shared his warmth and professionalism on every occasion that I met with him and his colleagues.

    I send my best regards to his family and loved ones. He will truly be missed.

    Jaymeson Pegue
    November 4, 2014
    Los, Angeles, CA, US
  • We enjoyed reading the wonderful tributes to Brian. He made a wonderful contribution to his friends and fellow workers. We wish we could have known him better. Our prayers are with all of you.

    With Warm Regards,

    Anne, Chris and Lois

    Anne, Chris & Lois Westlund
    November 4, 2014
    Ocean, Shores, WA, US
  • Bryan was one of the loveliest people I have known throughout my insurance career.He was a uniquely kind and sensitive soul.When I first came to join the Entertainment Division in Westwood, it was Bryan who was the first person to make me feel welcomed and who showed me the ropes.He always made time for me. No question was ever too imposing, he would always answer.As I grew to know Bryan both personally and professionally over the coming years my esteem for him only became more profound.

    Bryan was an incredible fountain of knowledge, a true polymath. We nicknamed him fondly as the “Renaissance Man” because his interests were so diverse and detailed.

    He loved studying art, history, travel, engineering, you name it. He would have made an excellent professor at any subject he focused on with his special gift for connecting with others.We shared many happy times over the years having lunch together,going out on “art” happenings, even on business trips together.I always looked forward to any time spent in his company. Bryan had a sharp wit and a wonderfully dry sense of humor. He would always make me laugh when he referred to me as his friend from “Scuse” Syracuse, NY.I’m am lucky to have had Bryan as my friend and colleague. He will be so very missed.

    cynthia pastor
    November 4, 2014
    long, beach, CA, US
  • Bryan was a compassionate man who thought of others before himself. He will be greatly missed.

    Angie Rosette
    November 4, 2014
    Castaic, CA, US
  • Bryan was a true gentleman and great friend.His concern for all his co-workers,business associates and friends was evident and sincere. He will be deeply missed by all and none more than me. He will always be in my prayers and I know I’ll be in his.

    Dick Barry
    November 4, 2014
    Sunset, SC, US
  • Hold on to the wonderful memories of Bryan who had such a beautiful soul. May he rest in peace.

    We all will miss him.

    Ruth Riley
    November 4, 2014
    Universal, City, CA, US
  • My deepest sympathy goes out to Richard and Mr & Mrs Ward. I can not put into words how truly sorry I am about Byrans passing. Bryan was a wonderful person with a big heart, he will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure to know him. His memories will live on in my heart. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Love April

    April Preston
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Words cannot express how we feel about Bryan’s passing. We

    were honored to have shared

    many happy times with Bryon, Richard & family. Bryan will

    be deeply missed.

    Our prayers are with you,

    Aunt Kathi & Uncle Bob

    Kathi & Bob Sands
    November 4, 2014
    Great, Falls, MT, US
  • Richard,

    We enjoyed Bryan so much when he was here. He was such a gentle person with a great wit. Please know that we loved you both and you are in our thoughts, prayers and hearts.

    Deepest sympathy to you and may God see you through this.

    All our love,

    Jon & Diana

    Jon & Diana Christopherson
    November 4, 2014
    Great, Falls, MT, US
  • Dear Richard, Mr & Mrs. Ward:

    I was honored to know and work with Bryan at FFIC. He always had a way of making a comment about something that would just make you laugh out loud. He was a really good guy, warm, generous and kind. He will be greatly missed at FFIC.

    May God bless you and keep you all safe.

    Kindest regards,

    Karen Aguirre

    Karen Aguirre
    November 4, 2014
    Plamdale, CA, US
  • Bryan was one of the sweetest people I had the pleasure of working with and I pray that everyone remembers the beauty of Bryan.

    Warm regards to his family,

    Mary Linn

    Mary Linn
    November 4, 2014
    Mission, Viejo, CA, US