Brian Curtis Hecht

Brian Curtis Hecht

January 26, 1960–December 19, 2014

Brian Curtis Hecht, 54, of Bellingham passed away on December 19. Brian was the youngest of three children and was born in San Rafael,Obit---Hughes California to Theodore and Dorothea Hecht in 1960.

Brian graduated from San Rafael High School in 1978, and then went on to Chico State University. While at college Brian was diagnosed with schizophrenia, a mental illness he dealt with the remainder of his life. He moved to the Point in 1991 with his parents.

He was one of the Point’s Icelanders, and was very proud of his heritage. He was also an avid sports fan, closely following his favorite teams from the San Francisco Bay area. He loved to play the piano, playing rags and some of the old standards. When doing well with his mental illness, he often performed for local senior convalescent facilities in Blaine and Bellingham.

Brian was predeceased by his father Theodore Hecht and “Uncle Paul” Thorsteinson. He loved and was loved by his mother Dorothea Hecht, sister Shelley Navarro, brother Craig Hecht, nieces Kahla Hall and Megan Hamilton, grand nieces Kya and Hailey Hall, and grand nephew Cody Hall.

The family will hold a private memorial this summer, and will spread his ashes off South Beach, where he will join his father and uncle.

Memorial gifts may be made to NAMI of Whatcom County, P.O. Box 4124, Bellingham Washington, 98227.

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