I knew Brian in the early 80s in Phoenix, where I still live. He and I both volunteered at a branch Mormon Library, though neither of us was a Mormon.Brian had an idea to set up an Arizona genealogical society. I helped him by gathering hundreds of names and addresses from many local genealogy sources, and contacting them all about the new society.He was highly successful in setting it up, but died suddenly before being able to enjoy it. He was the first person I ever knew who had a computer, and he died sitting in front of it, working on his family history.
The AZ Family History Society is still in existence, 30 years after Brian conceived of it.