The Beautiful SeaThe beautiful sea, and Canyon fishing,~that meant so much to me!To watch that water glistening,~through the setting sun,and the moon over the Hudson during the tuna run!As my eyes gazed upon, nature's incredible splendor,my soul my heart,~all does beautifully surrender!Of all the places,~of pure magic and ecstasy,there is none as glorious,~as the beautiful sea!So one day when time passes,~and you lose sight of the physical me, please feel the comfort,~that my time was blessed by the beautiful sea.Yes, my ship has sailed~and while my physical body you can see no more,hail and farewell, I am not gone,~I have just left for another shore! -Mike JacobsBrian J. Egitto Age 53 of St. James, NY on March 24, 2019.Beloved husband of Lynn.Loving father of Christopher & Hannah.Devoted son of Franklin & the late Marie.Adored brother of the late Paul.Reposing at Branch Funeral Home 190 E. Main St. Smithtown, NY 11787. www.branchfh.comVisitation Thursday 2 - 5 & 7 - 9 PM.Funeral Mass 10 AM Friday at Sts. Philip & James RCCInterment to follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Weill Cornell Medicine, memo: Dr. Howard Fine brain tumor research, in memory of Brian Egitto. Checks can be sent to Tom Nichols, Weill Cornell Medicine, 1300 York Avenue, Box 314, New York, NY 10065 give.weill.cornell.edu.

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  1. So many great memories are flashing through my mind. I will never forget when Joe Meli brought Brian over to me at MJ Originals and said, ‘Teach him how to sell!’ That must have been 1979/80. Brian was so ‘wet behind the ears’. I remember telling him early on, ‘Brian, you are just too nice to be a salesman in this business!’ It is an understatement to say that this student FAR exceeded his teacher!I loved Brian very much and I know he knew that. We never expected he would live as long as he did and such a well lived life, albeit with an ongoing daily battle. Brian, you are the bravest person I have ever known.God was good to you and your family for the years he gave you. I know He greeted you with a hug when you met him in heaven, and you thanked Him for being patient and waiting for you nearly 18 years longer than the doctors originally predicted.Nonetheless, Lynn, it was still too soon for all of us that he has left behind, especially you, Chris and Hannah. I know your hearts are breaking. You will continually to be in our prayers.

  2. My heart is very heavy right now from just receving news that my friend and high school hockey teammate has passed away, much like his older brother Paul 34 or so years ago. I hope with each passing day the grief you are having to deal with gets easier and you find peace in knowing Brian is resting in heaven.

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