- Place of birth:
Rochester, New York, United States
- Place of passing:
Acworth, Georgia, United States
Brian Henry Wirpsa, 66, of Acworth, GA, died on July 5, 2016 at home with family by his side.
A loving husband, father, and friend, Brian grew up in Rochester, NY. He served his country in the US Army and was stationed in Vietnam from 1969-1970. He worked at Eastman Kodak Company, which sent him on many adventures to Mexico and China. He joined Heidelberg USA, which brought him and his wife to Acworth. He later served the State of Georgia in technology procurement before starting his own business, Wirpsa Consulting, and teaching classes at University of Phoenix. He received a bachelor’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and a master’s degree from University of Notre Dame. He enjoyed classic cars, trips to Walt Disney World and Sanibel Island, Notre Dame football, a good round of golf, mentoring other veterans, Friday dinners with friends, exotic cuisine, zombie movies and thoughtful conversation.
He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Woodstock and Reformation Lutheran Church in Rochester.
He is loved and survived by his wife, Eileen; children, Erin (Geoff) Eisenberg and Kelly (Shaun) Reale; grandchildren, Macklen and Genevieve; sister, Barbara (Thomas) Young; dog, Sadie; and many close friends and family. He was predeceased by parents, Henry and Edith.
In lieu of flowers, kindly send donations to National Kidney Foundation or Pets for Vets.
"Eileen, Erin and Kelly,
We were sad to hear of Brian's passing. My thoughts went right to our first workcamp together in Williamsport where I really felt I got to know Brian's heart for helping and loving others. Judith reminded me of Silver Bay when Brian and I would take our 'walks' for a Vanilla Malt at that ice cream shop.
We miss you all
With Love and deepest sympathy,
Larry and Judith"
"Eileen, I am really sad to hear about Brian. Our prayers from myself, Cheli and my kids are with you. Excellent human being, excellent father and excellent friend. He always will be in our memories those good days in Guadalajara with Brian, you and your daughters. God bless you and yours."
"My sincerest prayers go out to his friends & family. I met Brian while working with the State of Georgia and just absolutely loved his spirit and love for family and friends. I thought the world of him and am deeply saddened by this news. I pray that you will find some peace in knowing how much he was admired and loved by those he came in contact with. He was one of those people that just had "it". Rest in peace Brian. The thought of you will always bring a smile to my face."
"Great guy! Wish we had more time with each other. Always up beat and happy to just do.
Shirley gonna miss him."
Just hearing this very sad news. The entire family sends all our love and deepest sympathies. Even though our contact has been sparse over the past years, I always considered Brian one of my very best friends and you and the girls hold a very special place in my heart.
Some of my happiest and funniest memories were shared with Brian and your family. Please pass on my sincere prayers and thoughts to Kelly and Erin. They were always part of our family and will continue to be. Have strength in what a legacy he has left through Erin,
Kelly, your grandchildren and yourself. He continues to live through all of you.
With sincere love and prayers
Vince and Cindy Andrews"
"Dear Eileen, Erin and Kelly, Diane and I leave this note with heavy hearts. Our thoughts and prayers go to all.
Brian was my mentor helped me to where I am today. I will always be grateful for that. We shared our passion for working and golfing across the States and Mexico. God Bless to all"
"Eileen, loving thoughts and prayers to you and your daughters.
"Dear Eileen and family,
The entire Spindler family sends our thoughts and prayers to you. We shared stories the other night when we heard of Brian's passing. We share your sorrow, but will hold on to the fond memories of Brian."
"Brian always sat on the back row at church. Usually the end seat where I could get to him easily. That's important to me because I often needed to get an extra usher at the last minute and he always was happy to say yes when I asked. He never once told me no, and I'm sure some of those times he wasn't feeling well, but that never stopped him from helping out."
"Brian was a kind, generous and loving man. He was always such a treat to be around and I will cherish him and our Notre Dame memories forever. He was a family man and obviously was a loving husband and a wonderful father to his beautiful children. He will be sorely missed."
"Eileen....I was so very sorry to hear about Brian. Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please do not hesitate to call me if you need anything at all. Diane"
"Our deepest sympathy to you and your family."
"Dearest Eileen.....God's continued love and blessings during this difficult time! You always spoke of your Brian with such love and I know you took such good care of him! Hugs and prayers be with you and your family! XOXO."
"Dear Eileen and family, Our deepest sympathy to you for your tremendous loss. Know that your loved one is "Safely Home" now and vibrant in the arms of the Lord, free from pain and suffering. God Bless you and yours. Fred and Ginger"
"Eileen, I'm so very sorry to hear of Brian's passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family."
"My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Prayers are with you."
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