Bryan E. Minich

August 08, 1960 ‒ February 18, 2016

Lexington, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Bryan Eugene Minich went to be with the Lord Thursday evening, February 18, 2016 in his home surrounded by his family. He was 55.

He was born August 8, 1960 in Mansfield to parents Paul & Marilyn (Milligan) Minich. He graduated from Madison High School with the class of 1978.

A beautiful young lady named Diana Sesco caught his eye and the pair soon married on October 20, 1984.

Bryan was a loving family man who showed what being a good man was like. He was a selfless man who would put others before himself and would always think of his family first. Bryan could be found working out just about every day. He also enjoyed going to the IX Center in Cleveland each year for the Auto Show. He liked to learn as much as he could about all the different cars. He loved his Buckeyes, Browns and Cavs, but if his granddaughter was around, Pop Pop would be focused on her.

He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years Diana Minich of Mansfield; sons Derek (Kim) Barnhill of Deleware and Corey Minich of Lexington; granddaughter Isla Barnhill; brother Charles (Pam) Minich of Shiloh as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family

Bryan was preceded in death by his father Paul Minich.

The Minich family will receive friends 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2016 in Snyder Funeral Home, 2553 Lexington Ave, where a funeral will be held 11 a.m. Thursday morning. Pastor Denny Nezrick will officiate. Burial will be held in Oak Grove Memorial Park.

Contributions in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Bryan’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them -or watch his tribute video- at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • I have so many memories of time spent with Bryan growing up- playing wifleball in Grandma and Grandpa Minich’s front yard, climbing their apple trees in the back yard, eating cut up apple slices that Grandpa would peel for us. I also remember that when Bryan started to play the trumpet in 6th grade, I wanted to do that too, because I looked up to him. Christmas parties at Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Dave’s were something I always looked forward to, because it was fun to hang around with Bryan. It was always great to get to “catch up” at Labor Day picnics at my Dads. I am still having a really hard time processing that this has happened and I’m very very sad. Diana, you, Derek, Corey, Aunt Marilyn and Chuck are so much in my thoughts, and will be in my prayers in the days to come. Love, Sue

  • Chuck an family,

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. My prayers are with you and your family. Please let me know if you need anything.

  • Truly one of the good guys, I spent almost everyday of my childhood at my Aunt Diana and Uncle Bryan’s house. Whether it be Derek and I running around the neighborhood playing basketball with the neighborhood kids or waking up early to do his paper route almost every memory involves Bryan being there with a encouraging kind smile or word. It’s hard for me to put into words all the things I admired about Bryan and all the memories I have of him, but I’m a definitely a better person because of him. Like many of my family, I’m having a hard time processing this but I try to take solace in the fact that such amazing soul is in heaven watching out for us. I know I don’t have to say it to my Aunt or cousins because they know it already but I’m so sorry for your loss…I love you.

  • Dear Marilyn, my heartfelt condolences to you and Bryan’s family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Marian

  • Diana,

    I was sorry to hear about Bryan. I consider Bryan a good friend. I did not know of any illness he was having. We car-pooled for years to Rolls-Royce. We had good times together working together at Tappan and later Rolls-Royce. I am sure you know that he is in a better place and we will see him again some day in heaven.

    God bless you,

    Jim Lehman

  • I was saddened to her about Brian’s illness and his recent passing.
    I worked with Brian on numerous projects at Cooper Energy Services / Rolls -Royce over a number of years and had the greatest respect for his dedication to his work and for the precision of the work he produced. When Brian was assigned a design task you knew that the job would be completed on time and finished to the highest standard.
    It was always a pleasure talking to Brian.
    A gentleman in every respect.

    My sincere condolences to Brian’s wife and family.

    John Lunn
    Retired Chief Engineer Rolls-Royce.

  • Diana and Family,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
    Sandy Downs

  • Diana, Sons, Marilyn, Chuck and whole Family: We offer our sincere sympathy in the passing of your beloved Bryan. We knew him as a child and watched him grow up and become the wonderful man, husband, father and grandfather he was. May all of you be blessed with many wonderful memories at this sorrowful time.
    We pray you will find comfort in your family/friends and the support they offer you at this.
    Ron and Rita Odson

  • I have had the honor and privilege of hiring and working with Bryan during his tenure with Cooper-Bessemer/Rolls-Royce/Siemens. I was drawn to his character and integrity from the first I met him. I have had many wonderful talks with him over the years, I always enjoyed how his eyes lit up when I would ask him about his family. He would tell me about family outings, the boys, the granddaughter, I could tell how proud he was. His work ethic and skills in the Engineering Design were tops. He will be missed.
    I personally am very saddened by the news of his illness and passing. I have one less good friend. I pray God’s comfort and peace during this difficult time.

    Richard Porer

  • I had the honor to work with Bryan many years ago and we quickly became friends. We always joked that we were twins since our birthdays both came on August 8. I was deeply saddened to hear of Bryan’s passing.
    Bryan was a very kind and compassionate person and had a way of bringing out the very best in everyone he worked with. He will be greatly missed by all of us here at Siemens. My prayers go out to his family.

  • We are so sad to hear about the passing of Bryan .
    Bryan and Diane are wonderful people and neighbors . We would enjoy seeing Bryan outside washing cars, doing yard work or anything to be outside on sunny days . He will be missed by many people. Sorry for your loss Diane, Corey , and Derrick . Praying for your family.
    Kerry and Missy Pauley

  • TO THE MINICH FAMILY,
    WE OFFER OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE MINICH FAMILY ON THE PASSING OF BRYAN E. MINICH. OUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME.
    MARILYN, IF YOU NEED ANYTHING AT ALL, DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL. WE ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE YOU AS OUR NEIGHBOR & FRIEND. WE LOVE YOU.

    ROBERT C. SANTORO, JR.
    SERENITY F. FLIGER

  • To the Minich Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Bryan.
    Ron and Linda Nelson