Brent was born on Aug 19, 1947 in New York City to Robert and Rhona Vivian where he predominantly grew up in Darien, Conn. He transitioned at Banner Hospital on April 19th, 2023 due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease.
Brent served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. In 1981 he graduated from ASU’s Master’s Degree Program in Social Work and subsequently spent his career in Tucson as a Psychotherapist. He enjoyed outdoor activities such as hiking, riding in the Tour de Tucson multiple times, running, tennis, swimming, and in later years pole walking. He had a passion for antiques, swap meets, and finding unwanted ‘treasures’. Friends knew him as being a one of a kind character, having an easy, robust laugh, having a curious nature, enjoying Pink Floyd’s music, and a fan of all things CNBC. A later in life hobby was polishing ironwood pieces showing an unimaginable beauty of color and detail in the tree rings.
Brent is survived by his loving and loyal life partner, Barbara Ross of Sierra Vista, and his younger sister Vivian May, 68, of Tucson. His love of nature, sense of humor, and in depth conversations will be missed by many. Godspeed, Brent.
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