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Services: Wednesday June 5, 2024 at 5:30 pm at the Fulton Creek Friends Church Add to Google Calendar
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Bryan Leslie BurnsideSnoopy PeanutsBryan Leslie Burnside, 69, passed away May 23, 2024, at his home in Richwood, and is now at peace in the company of cherished family members who preceded him in death.

Born July 9, 1954, to Harlan and Christine Burnside, Bryan lived his entire life in his beloved Richwood. Like his late mother, he loved spending time at the Richwood Library. He enjoyed socializing and playing games with friends at the Richwood Civic Center, as well as joining trips sponsored by the Center. He was well-liked by the children and other volunteers at the Life Wise Academy program where he regularly volunteered.

Bryan was a quiet, gentle soul. He was never at the center of attention but took great interest in the stories of others. He was a quiet helper who assisted many with errands, rides and visits. He had a generous and kind spirit. Bryan loved family gatherings and never missed holidays, graduations and weddings, except for one Christmas when he mistakenly showed up at the wrong house, only to find nobody home! The family enjoyed teasing him about that for years afterward.

He liked plants, cats and dogs, the wilderness, and often competed at Richwood Fair. Peanuts and Snoopy greatly amused him throughout his life. He collected a variety of Snoopy-themed items and believed there was wisdom in many of Snoopy’s lessons: A hug is a great gift – one size fits all, and it’s easy to exchange.

Bryan was a 1972 graduate of North Union High School, and a graduate of Findlay College. Besides working at some of the family businesses, such as Richwood Furniture, he had several other jobs throughout his career including at a Marysville nursing home and Goodwill in Marysville.

Bryan was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings: Harlean Short (the late John Short); Sharon Fish (Dick survives); and Bud Burnside (Peg survives). He was also predeceased by two nephews with whom he was especially close, John Short and Bill Fish.

Numerous other relatives survive. Bryan was particularly fond of several nieces and nephews: Beth Short (John Besch); Doug Short (April) and children Daniel (Chris), Sarah (Jack) and Brooklynn Short; Chad (Michelle) Burnside and children Andrew and Caleb; Matt (Kieu) Burnside and daughter, Anna; and Madison Short Lawson (Aaron). He is also survived by nephews Jim Fish and Mike Fish.

Bryan found great joy and fellowship at the Fulton Creek Friends Church. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday June 5, 2024 at 5:30 pm at the church, Pastor Art Minnehan will officiate. Everyone is invited to a light meal after the service for a time of fellowship.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Fulton Creek Friends Church, 10950 Fulton Creek Rd. Richwood, Ohio 43344 or to the Richwood Library, 4. E. Ottawa St., Richwood, Ohio 43344.

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home is assisting the family

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Tom and Ruby Gwynn
Wed, May 29, 2024 at 2:24 PM

Remember Bryan from when we grew up on Blaine Avenue. Very quiet and nice person. He will be missed.

#2 from: Pam Endsley
Wed, May 29, 2024 at 3:48 PM

Thoughts and prayers to your family. I went to school with Bryan. Remember him as quiet and kind.

#3 from: Sue Harmon Harmon
West Mansfield
Wed, May 29, 2024 at 5:40 PM

I used to.work with Byan at Union Manor and Gables nursing home he was kinda quiet bit loved to plat pranks on people that he kinda liked in his own way I Will forever miss Bryan and his ornery and his selfless acts he was always happy when he could surprise some one with a gift of kindness from him self  fly high Bryan  you deserve it maybe there will be a place for you to go camping

#4 from: Jerry Moore
Wed, May 29, 2024 at 6:46 PM

RIP Bryan. Such a good soul and classmate.

#5 from: Rita Lou Rubeck Headington Parker
Richwood, Ohio
Wed, May 29, 2024 at 6:48 PM

My sincere condolences to Bryan's family.  He was always so friendly and caring.  He will be missed by those in Richwood who knew him and enjoyed his company.

#6 from: Bonnie Courter Rings
Russell Springs, KY
Wed, May 29, 2024 at 7:32 PM

I always enjoyed being with Bryan.  I am little less than him.  '69.  My and dad would take me over to his family.  Being an only child, it was always fun with them. So sorry to those of you who are closer to Bryan.   Love you all.

#7 from: Bev Staley
West Mansfield
Wed, May 29, 2024 at 9:07 PM

🎶Spending time (and having fun!) playing (Senior!) Bingo at the Richwood Fair! And...you, Peg, and I all won prizes! You will be missed, Bryan!

#8 from: Patty Clark
Fri, May 31, 2024 at 8:32 AM

He was a great  guy  I really  liked him I  worked with him at uco in Marysville he was a quiet guy but. When  you  seen him he  always said hi  he  always  had  his snoopy  shirts on  he  had  all kinds so  sad rest in peace  Bryan God  bless you your  friend patty  Clark

#9 from: Rona Penix
Sat, Jun 1, 2024 at 9:58 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God be with you all!🙏

#10 from: Daniel E Devers
Wed, Jun 5, 2024 at 1:34 PM

Bryan attended our Monday night Bible studies and men's group each month. We all enjoyed fellowship with Bryan and his insight and love of the Lord.  He will be missed.

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