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Brian D.
Freshwater

October 25, 1966 – January 26, 2019

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Condolence: Where do I start? First, I want to thank everyone for coming today. It’s a beautiful testament to how many lives my brother Brian touched. He made such an impact on everyone who got to know him. Although I know I am highly biased, Brian was just a genuinely good person. He lifted people up. He really connected with everyone on some level or another. He could hold a conversation with anyone and relate with you on a level that was genuine and deep. Brian was just an all-around great guy.

There are not enough wonderful words to describe my older brother. Brian was patient, calm, caring, smart, loving, knowledgeable, responsible, dependable, thoughtful, kind, and incredibly funny….. And so many more. He was easily approachable, first to volunteer to help someone out and could be super calm in the most troubling of scenarios. He was incredibly knowledgeable about so many different topics and yet always wanted to learn about new things. He had a really positive “aura" about him that was contagious and infectious. He had a way of just making you happier being in his presence.

It’s been so comforting and wonderful to hear how Brian had such an impact on so many lives. I know he would be overwhelmed by the amount of souls he’s touched in his life. As you can imagine, Brian was the best big brother to me. Sure there were times growing up that I’m sure I bugged and harassed Brian, but we were so close. I remember when he would let me tag along with him and the other neighborhood boys when they would build a “secret fort” back in the woods. When we were young, I remember we would slide down our carpeted staircase at night in laundry baskets or silky sleeping bags to see who could make it to the bottom fastest with the least amount of injuries. I recall Brian and I got into trouble for playing “tic tac toe” on Ted’s face while Ted was asleep. It wouldn’t have been such a big deal, but we were using iodine to play. I can recall Brian making my dad so mad once. I think I was about 8 or so and my family was eating dinner. We were having Veal that night; and I was enjoying it like any other time before….. until Brian told me that veal was a baby cow. I was shocked. How could my dad feed me a baby cow? I was done. I gladly haven’t eaten veal since.  When I was little and couldn’t swim yet, I remember almost drowning at Silver Lake. I had slipped into a deep depression in the sand and I was there for a bit whaling before Brian pulled me out and rescued me. It wouldn’t be the only time he saved me in my life. He was my rock and voice of reason. He was my therapist and mentor. He never gave me bad advice, always seemed to find the “positive” spin on things and helped guide me through the trials and tribulations growing up behind him and my sister. I’ll never be able to thank him enough for his guidance and the “bright light” that he was in my life.

Brian’s greatest accomplishment was being an incredible father to his son Brian Jr. He adored little Brian and wanted him to grow up with as much love as possible. Even after their divorce, I know Brian was sincerely appreciative that he and Laura were always able to get along for the sake of their son. They avoided the toil many divorces take on their young children, and always seemed to manage to put Brian Jr.’s needs and welfare first. Was it always perfect, no….but overall their ability to co-parent would be a model for most people. I know he was always grateful for their mutual love and devotion to Brian Jr. I hope you know how much of your father I see in you. Your mannerisms, your facial expressions, your posture…..you are so similar to your dad it’s uncanny. The apple definitely didn’t fall far from the tree. I hope you know how much you are loved and how much we all support you. You are my touch stone to probably the best person I had the fortunate honor to know…..and lucky enough to call my big brother

Brian’s greatest love was the life he found and built with Kathy. He loved Kathy so much and all their adventures. He loved the home they built and the yard and garden they tended together. They were true partners in life. They balanced each other out so well, if you spent any time around them… you could feel and see the mutual respect and deep love they shared together. They just “got each other” on such an easy, uncomplicated and deep level. It was a relationship most people envied. They truly demonstrated a complete union of 2 people. They supported each other, were equally adventurous and had a similar dark senses of humor. Brian and Kathy had a way of making each other laugh. It always tickled my heart to hear them tell a story where we all ended up laughing. The way they laughed with each other and giggled…. it was warm and infectious. One of the happiest days I witnessed in my brother’s life was the day he married Kathy. He beamed with an excitement and a happiness I hadn’t ever seen before. They celebrated their love for each other every day. I am so grateful to Kathy for making my brother so happy and fulfilled. And I am forever grateful to Brian for bringing Kathy into our lives and family.
I kindly ask people to do something nice for someone else in honor of my brother. Volunteer your time somewhere to help a friend, family member or even a neighbor. Take a nice afternoon “off” and go out to enjoy the sounds, beauty and wonder of nature. If you are so inclined, go fishing and catch one for Brian. That is what I am going to do to honor the spirit of my big brother.
Sunday February 10, 2019
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Condolence: We were so lucky to have Brian as a coworker and are saddened to hear of his loss. Thoughts and prayers are sent to Brian's family.
DTI Output Management's Coworkers
Friday February 08, 2019
Condolence From: Doug Doyle
Condolence: Brian was a quality individual and very loving husband and father. He will be missed!
Tuesday February 05, 2019
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Condolence: Kathy, Brian Jr. and Lani, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Brian had a way that could always make you smile and laugh. May the days ahead bring comfort with all the memories made with him.
Terri Hollar
Tuesday February 05, 2019
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Condolence: To the entire Freshwater Family;
I am so very sorry for your loss. Brian was an outstanding individual whom one could always count on at work; I can only assume that this is the same in his personal life. I know he will be missed not only in the Service Desk but throughout DTI. May his memory life on in his family and friends.
My deepest sympathy - Sandee Alexander
Tuesday February 05, 2019
Condolence From: Dorothy Kope
Condolence: I am shocked and so sorry for the loss of a great DTI team member. There are no words. I'm praying for family and friends - that you will remember all of the good things and find healing an comfort in the positive impact Brian made in our lives. I'm honored to have worked with him.
Monday February 04, 2019
Condolence From: Anna
Condolence: Dear Kathy, Brian Jr, Ms. Lani and the rest of the family,
Like so many others, I am deeply saddened, heartbroken and in disbelief with Brian's passing. He was full of life – him and his fish(es). When leaving work, he’d say “I’m out like a Trout…” or something similar.

Rare generosity and kindness were the traits that I will most remember him by. He is unique in that way. There is not an ounce of selfishness in him. He was so fun and so light to be around. He endeared himself to us. Indeed, he was the best boss I ever had. He had helped so many people. He made life easy for me and by extension, for my children. My children know him and have high regard and fondness for him. He made the world a better place for those of us whose lives he touched. We will all miss him so much.

In the meantime, may we all find strength and comfort in our merciful heavenly father Jehovah God’s promise from His inspired Word that we will see Brian again in Paradise. To borrow words from someone else, whose loved one also passed, “There are no goodbyes. Just see you later…”

In Christian Love,
Anna Isip and Family

“Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life…” – John 5:28, 29

“And He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” – Revelation 21:4
Monday February 04, 2019
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Condolence: Lani,you are in our thoughts and hearts,lifting you up,love Jack and Carolyn Eanes
Sunday February 03, 2019
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Condolence: Brian! I will miss talking about life! You were my touchstone at work. Everyday I looked forward to hearing how much you loved your family, nature, and funny adventures with others that you knew. I will miss hearing all the ways you tricked the fish into your kayak. Even when you caught them you admired their beauty and purpose as you did with each and person you met. I am a better person because of your example and sweet nature. Thank you for your friendship.
Your gift of humor, honor, and love for your fellow man will lie in our hearts forever. God be with you till we meet again!
Sunday February 03, 2019
Condolence From: Lisa Wragg
Condolence: My deepest sympathies to Brian’s family, friends and co-workers. Brian truly was the definition of a “class-act.” He had a huge, positive impact with all those who knew him and we were blessed to have known him. He will be greatly missed by all. -Lisa Wragg
Saturday February 02, 2019