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May 7, 2013 4:08 PM by MELISSA CANONE

Local artist, humanitarian & close member of KATC family passes away


Brian was the beloved partner, brother, son, uncle, great uncle, godfather, and truest friend to many other people.

Born on September 20, 1939, he died on May 6, 2013, cared for and watched over to the end by his loving partner of many years, Shelly Brown.

Brian was a British citizen, born in South Africa, the son of Valerie Robins-Browne and Cecil Samuel Reso.

Brian Reso was an artist of renown and continued to paint to the very end of his life. His art is a legacy of the man he was and the life he lived. He put his heart and soul into his art for all to see and share.

Brian touched the lives of everyone he met by his calm and very caring personality, his constant smile and his great sense of humor. He was a loving, kind gentle man who wanted to make the world a better place for all. He often worked quietly behind the scenes as a contributor, benefactor and humanitarian.

Brian had the ability to transcend class and to communicate kindly to everyone he met and thereby gave to others a glimpse of his loving heart. As a result, he had many, many friends who cared deeply about him. He was always able to make others feel at home in his presence and to raise their spirits through his unique sense of humor.

Brian is survived by his best friend, his "sword and shield" in life, Shelly Brown, of Lafayette, Louisiana, as well as his brother, Rodney Reso of Sydney, Australia, his two nieces, Julia Shofer, of Sydney, Australia, and her husband, Lance Shofer, and Susan Loewensohn, of Sydney Australia, and her husband, Trevor Loewensohn, his two nephews Jonathan Reso, of Sydney, Australia and his wife, France Reso, and Mathew Reso, of New Zealand, and seven great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and father and his brother Peter Reso, of South Africa.

Those who knew Brian well always knew they had, in him, a very special friend and, having met him once, they would never forget his unique personality, his warm character and his enjoyment of life in all manner of ways. Their lives were improved because of him.

That bond between Brian and his partner, his family and his friends will always be there. He will go on, and we will know him again.

Love to you, Brian. Go well our dearest friend.


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