It is with incredibly heavy hearts that we share the sad news that our beloved board member, Brian Zwaan, passed away suddenly on July 31. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loving family. Brian loved his family deeply including his wife, Diane, his children and his many siblings. Family was everything to Brian and we know that they will seek comfort from each other during this very difficult time.
Brian was a selfless member of our AIM Board of Trustees who joined us in 2013. Brian was recently elected to the Vice-Chair position on the Board. He gave of his time and his resources and was never too busy to lend a hand. He was instrumental in assisting us on the real estate committee with the acquisition of the 1200 River Road building and the financing that was required as part of the finance committee. He recently assumed the chair role of the audit committee with the same zeal that he assumed all of his responsibilities.
Most importantly, Brian's smile and laugh could light up a room. For those of us who were able to spend both social and professional time with Brian and Diane, we came to love his unique way of making each person he interacted with feel like the most important person in the room. He loved the mission of AIM and believed that all children should have the opportunities that AIM brought to its families and students.
Brian's passing is beyond words. As one of AIM's board members expressed, "Good guys should be allowed to live to be 100 - especially those that give back to their communities!" Brian will be missed both professionally and personally. We have lost a dear friend today. Please keep Brian's family in your prayers and we wish them comfort and peace from knowing that there are many people who Brian inspired in business, in his community, and his family.
A viewing will be held on Friday, August 4, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Denis in Havertown. The Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, August 5, at 10 a.m., also at St. Denis.
St. Denis Catholic Church is located at 2401 Saint Denis Lane, Havertown, PA 19083.