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Brian Robert Buzard

October 26, 1987 - November 1, 2014

Brian Robert Buzard, 27, passed away on November 1, 2014 at his residence in New York City.  A memorial service was held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 in Central Park in New York City during which his many friends and colleagues reflected on his life and cherished their time with him.

Brian had a loving heart and was filled with talent, energy and spirit. He loved to share his enthusiasm and humor with everyone around him. Whenever he was in the room everyone was laughing.  In his early years, he performed at both the Kansas City Repertory Theater and the American Heartland Theater in Kansas City.  The last two years, he has been an actor in New York City, performing in both television and film productions, the latest being a Martin Scorsese documentary film.

Brian was born October 26, 1987. He lived most of his life in the Kearney, Missouri area where he graduated from high school in 2006. He attended the University of Missouri at Kansas City and graduated from The Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute in New York City.

He is survived by his parents, Dr. Robert Buzard and Debra Buzard of Kearney, Missouri; his sister, Katie Buzard of Kansas City; his grandmothers, Dessie Earle of Kansas City, Missouri and Bonnie Buzard of Excelsior Springs, Missouri; and aunts, uncles, and cousins of Florida, Iowa, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington. Brian was preceded in death by his two grandfathers, David F. Earle, Jr. and William Davis Buzard; his aunt, Diane Earle Windler; and his uncle, David F. Earle, III.

A funeral service for Brian is scheduled for Friday, November 14, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church of Kearney. Contributions to Brian’s memorial fund may be given to the First United Methodist Church of Kearney. (In memo, please post Brian Buzard memorial fund.) The funds will be used to support bullying and suicide prevention programs. Or, you may make a contribution to a charity of your preference.

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