Brian Kmiec
  • 45 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 7, 1966
  • Date of passing: Feb 10, 2011
"Only love, Can bring the rain, That makes you yearn to the sky. Only love, Can bring the rain, That falls like tears from on high."

Brian Edward Kmiec was born Feb 7, 1966, and died Feb. 10, 2011, from complications related to diabetes, just outside of Portland, Ore. He is survived by his brother, Paul; mother, Sandy; father, Rick; aunt, Linda; and his two nieces, Amanda Lynn Kmiec and Amber Rose Kmiec. Brian grew up in Mount Prospect, attending Robert Frost Elementary, Dempster Junior High and Forest View High School. At Forest View Brian played football and graduated in 1984. Brian worked several years in downtown Chicago at the CBOT and CBOE. He enjoyed the action and excitement of the markets. After that Brian traveled the trade show circuit for Sears and then Zenith. He then pursued his love of the outdoors, especially skiing, when he moved West and lived in Colorado and New Mexico. He returned home in 2007 and worked in the suburbs for a year before heading back West in 2008. Brian will always be remembered for his love of music and arts, his insatiable desire for information on current events and trends, and as a loyal and understanding friend. 

Brian's memorial service was held on Saturday, March 5, at 4 p.m. at the Grace Gospel Fellowship Church and can be heard by clicking the gallery tab and choosing audio (Brian's Memorial Message). Jim Roach, Brian's best friend delivered the Eulogy; while John Kirkwood officiated for the memorial service.

You can watch his memorial music video here:

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by kelly johnston on 10th February 2016

"Hard to believe its been five years since Brian passed away. I know he has found peace and we will all see him again. I know I think of him often and it always bring a smile to my face."

This tribute was added by John Kirkwood on 7th February 2015

"Happy Birthday bro."

This tribute was added by Linda Kmiec on 6th June 2011

"Brian My Dear Nephew
The Sound of Silence
    Never to hear your voice or see your handsome face & look into your mysterious eyes.
    You will be sitting on the dock of the bay"

This tribute was added by John Kirkwood on 31st May 2011

"Brian was a great friend and will be sorely missed. He challenged me to be a better man and I am richer for having known him. God Bless the Kmiec family and all those who are mourning the loss of Brian."

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