OBITUARY: Brian Keith Sawyer, 58, of Melbourne, Passed Away Aug. 17

By  //  August 21, 2023

Brian had a passion for his family, dogs, the forest, history, architecture, and teaching others

Brian Keith Sawyer, 58, of Melbourne, FL, passed away on August 17, 2023. He was born on October 4, 1964, in New London, CT, to Eleanor Sawyer (née Holmes) and Donald Sawyer.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brian Keith Sawyer, 58, of Melbourne, FL, passed away on August 17, 2023. He was born on October 4, 1964, in New London, CT, to Eleanor Sawyer (née Holmes) and Donald Sawyer.

Brian is survived by his beloved wife, Debra Sawyer, his sons Tyler Sawyer and wife, Kaitlyn and his son Jacob Sawyer.

He is also survived by his mother, Eleanor, father, Donald, brother Eric Sawyer & wife Pam Smith, and sister Laurie Sawyer Woodman, along with her husband John.

Brian attended Bonny Eagle High School in Standish, Maine and later pursued higher education, earning an MS in Manufacturing Technology from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan.

He held a variety of great jobs throughout his long career and had the opportunity to work with many wonderful and inspirational people who made a positive impact on his life.

Outside of his professional life, Brian had a passion for his family, dogs, the forest, history, architecture, and teaching others.

He cherished spending time with his loved ones and enjoyed exploring the beauty of nature. Brian’s enthusiasm for bicycles was unmatched, and he found joy in every ride.

In memory of Brian, contributions can be made to Gray for Glioblastoma at grayforglioblastoma.com. This organization supports research and initiatives related to glioblastoma, which Brian had been battling for the last 10 months.

Brian will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and colleagues.

His warm presence, dedication, and love for life will be remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

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