Bryan P. O'Marah

bryan o'marah

June 21, 1995 ~ August 24, 2020

Born in: Castro Valley, California
Resided in: Fremont, California

We are saddened and heartbroken to write these words today. Bryan O’Marah passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, August 24th.  He was just 25 years old when he was taken from us. We lost a truly amazing son, brother, boyfriend, friend, and family member who was loved by everyone and anyone that entered his life.

Bryan was born on June 21, 1995, in Castro Valley, CA, and grew up in Fremont, CA, where he developed many friendships through the years that he still treasured to this day.  He graduated from Washington High School in 2013, and then continued his education at Cal Poly State University where he fully enjoyed college life and developed many lifelong friendships.  Bryan graduated from Cal Poly in December 2017 with a Bachelors Degree in Business and Accounting, and went on to work at Ernst & Young as a member of their Technology Risk Staff.

Bryan was also an active member of Boy Scout Troop 269 and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in August 2012.  Along the way Bryan made many wonderful friends and enjoyed numerous camping experiences while developing valuable leadership skills that lasted him the rest of his life.

Bryan played many sports growing up making many memories and friends along the way.  He played CYO basketball, was a member of the Glenmoor Stingrays swim team, and played little league baseball for Centerville American.  He eventually decided to focus on his love of baseball as he entered his high school years. Bryan enjoyed several years playing travel ball with his friends on both the Bashers and Lookouts before playing on the high school baseball team.  He later enjoyed playing for a local adult league with fellow Cal Poly students.

Bryan’s love of sports continued as he moved into adulthood as he was always up for an adventure.  He spent many weekends with friends and family on the ski slopes and playing golf.  He followed professional baseball and football with his favorite teams being the Dodgers and Raiders, and enjoyed participating in fantasy football leagues every season with his friends.

Bryan’s smiles and laughs were infectious, and his friends say he was the life of the party who always knew how to have a great time. Whether you wanted someone to have a great time with or someone to talk to, Bryan was always there with drinks in hand and big ears to listen with.  He had the kindest soul with the intention of helping anyone he crossed paths with, and was always ready for anything you threw his way. No matter what was going on in his life, he always kept a smile on his face and kept his head up high.

Bryan lived and cherished every moment of his life. He made sure everyone in his life knew how much he loved and cared for them. He was taken way too soon and should have had many more years to spend building memories with his friends loved ones and impacting the lives around him.

Bryan is survived by his parents Tim and Fran O’Marah, his brother Kevin O’Marah, his girlfriend Maggie Luong, his beloved dog Treana, and a wealth of family and friends that meant the world to him.

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, a socially distant candlelight vigil is scheduled for Saturday, September 5, in front of his home at  4854 Whitfield Ave in Fremont.   Please wear a mask and arrive between 7:30 – 7:45 pm.  The ceremony starts at 8

pm.In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bryan’s memory may be made via gofundme.  The funds collected will be made to cause near and dear to Bryan such as the Woods Humane Society.

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  1. CandleSending you love, prayers, and many deep condolences. May the memories of your wonderful son bring your comfort during this difficult time. My family will never forget seeing him at Glenmoor events, Boy Scouts, and Alta pool.
    Jason, Alanna, Tyler, Amanda, and Rebecca Powell

  2. CandleTim, Fran and Kevin you are in my daily thoughts. Bryan will always be our little hero!! Our hearts are broken for your family and we are devastated for your loss. Sending love, hugs and prayers to all of you. 💔

  3. My sincere condolences to the entire O’Marah Family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. Fran and Tim, thinking of you both.
    Tracey Beylerian

  4. CandleIt’s hard to believe this is happening to such a fine young man. The success and joy he enjoyed in his life didn’t just happen by accident. He was raised and nurtured all the way by a wonderful and loving family. Our hearts and prayers are with Tim, Fran, Kevin and all who knew Brian.

  5. CandleDearest Fran,Tim, and Kevin,
    We are sending our love and will light a candle for Bryan tomorrow. We wish you peace and hope. Bryan is probably the life of a new party and befriending all the dogs in heaven. His light and memories will live in your hearts always. We love you.

  6. CandleWe send our love and sympathy to you. We will remember Bryan’s smile and all those wonderful times when the cousins got to be together. We wish you strength and peace for today and the future.
    All our love,
    Mia, Frank, Lucia & Liliana

  7. CandleIt is still so hard to believe that Bryan has been taken from us. Just a few weeks ago, I was thinking about how Bryan had become such an intelligent, strong, kind, centered, young man. He had a gentle spirit about him. I thought about what a great job Fran and Tim have done as parents. Over the years, I have watched Fran and Tim pour their time, energy, and love into raising both Bryan and Kevin, so their kids could have very full lives. I have watched Bryan and Kevin develop their relationship. You all have helped Bryan have a full life and become his best self. My heart breaks as I think about how he has been taken from you. I will miss knowing that he is out there with you.

  8. CandleFran, Tim and Kevin – We send our love and prayers to you. We’ll embrace the memories of the times our families celebrated together – whether it was our unplanned overlapping vacation in Maui, end of season parties for the Bashers or CALL, or milestones like Bryan reaching Eagle Scout and his graduation. I also want to send condolences from the EY family. Bryan was part of our family for a short time, but bonds are made quickly at our firm and his loss is being felt immensely. He was the consummate team player and was on track for a promising career. He is missed.

    Ford, Barbara, Christopher and Katherine

  9. CandleDeepest condolences to the O’Marah Family. Bryan held a special place in the hearts of his EY family. He was the best of us. The consummate teammate, colleague and friend. He was loved by all he interacted with. His teams and his clients will miss him dearly. I will miss him dearly. It was a blessing to have him contribute to my own journey on this plane.

  10. CandleTim, Fran, and Kevin
    We are deeply sadden of Bryan’s passing.Sending you love, prayers, and peace.

    Eric, Adrienne, Dru and Abby Olson

  11. CandleMy deepest condolences to the O’Marah Family. Bryan was a great colleague and an important member of the EY team. We will miss him and I hope he rests in peace.

  12. CandleMy deepest condolences and sympathy to all of the O’Marah family during this difficult time. While I have only known Bryan since he interned at EY, he very quickly became a valued member of our family. While yes, he was progressing very positively to a good career at EY, we will remember him for much more than that. He influenced the culture of our teams and events with a positive attitude and smile on his face. He was liked by all he interacted with. Even clients Bryan worked have expressed their sympathies and the fact they will miss working with such a wonderful, personable and positive person. I am so sorry for your loss but please know that Bryan made a positive impact on all of the EY family members who were privileged to work with.


  13. CandleTim , Fran and Kevin ,

    All of you have been in our thoughts and daily prayers. When I think of Bryan I can still see those bright eyes and big smile on the baseball field at Mattos. He was always a pleasure to be around . May God carry you through this most difficult time .

    With Love ,
    Cat , Kim and Adam Rios

  14. Dear Francine and family, This is Susan, your uncle Manuel and Aunt Evelyn’s niece. My cousin David told me of your loss and I wanted to add my sympathy and send my prayers to you. It seems like yesterday that i watched you playing at family gatherings around the Maciel pool. I read Bryan’s obituary and the memorial messages here and he sounds like such an extraordinary young man. I am so sorry for this great loss and hope in time all the good that he was will remain with you in your memory of him and comfort you in the days ahead. I am so sorry. Susan Vargas Murphy

  15. CandleFran, Tim and Kevin – We were so incredibly sad to hear this news. We are thinking of you often and hope the joy that Bryan brought to your lives is a guiding light through these dark times. We wish you much love.

    Our deepest sympathies

  16. CandleFran, Tim, and Kevin,
    My deepest condolences on the loss of your son and brother. I wish there were words to comfort you. Draw on the support of each other. Hugs to you.

  17. CandleTo my dear friend, Fran, my heart breaks for you, Tim, and Kevin. You have been a wonderful mother and kept us all up to date with your annual Christmas cards sharing the details of Kevin’s and Bryan’s lives, their interests, and their accomplishments. I treasured reading your cards every year. Thank you for sharing Bryan with all of us, even for the short time of 25 years.
    With all my heart,

  18. CandleOmarah family. I’ve been sitting here for days typing and retyping words that mean nothing in the grand scheme of something like this. Please just know what we ache with and for you. If you ever need anything at all…we’re here. That’s it. That’s the message.

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