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Brian Gallagher McCaughey

December 18, 1975 ~ June 19, 2023 (age 47) 47 Years Old
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Brian Gallagher McCaughey beloved son, brother, nephew, cousin, colleague, employee and friend passed away June 13, 2023, following a year- long battle with esophageal cancer at St. Joseph's Hospital in Eureka, California.

He was born December 18, 1975, to Timothy McCaughey and Sarah Ann (Griffin) McCaughey.  He resided with his parents and his younger sister at 63 East Fifteenth Street. He grew up and attended Sunset Elementary School, Sunnybrae Middle School. He attended and graduated from Arcata High School.

Following high school, he moved to Lake Tahoe and attended junior college. He returned and attended College of the Redwoods. He graduated from Humboldt State University in 2016.

He was preceded in death by his father, Timothy Hoyt McCaughey, his sister, Katherine Hoyt McCaughey, his maternal grandparents, James and Katherine (Hund) Griffin, his paternal grandparents Hamilton and Roberta Hoyt McCaughey (Reno,NV), his aunt Sally (McCaughey) Jeffers, Reno.

He is survived by his mother, Sarah Ann (Griffin) McCaughey of Arcata, California, his maternal uncle, James Edward Griffin, Jr. and his aunt Annibet (Bauman) Griffin, Glenwood Springs, CO, his paternal aunt, Susan (McCaughey) Stone, his cousin Jon Griffin, Glenwood Springs, CO, his cousins David Stone, Mark Stone, Penny Stone, Sherri Stone Reno, NV. Judy Jeffers, Michael Jeffers Reno, NV., his special friends Amy Davis and her son, Roak, McKinleyville, CA, special neighbors, Mike and Hope Reinman, Arcata, CA. and his colleagues at Hoopa Tribal EPA, Hoopa, CA.

Memories of his intense love for family and friends will be with us always as will his strength and support of others. His love for science and his mastery of scientific data and application thereof will be a reminder of how we must live to protect our water and our air. His love for the ocean, trees, and rocks will remind us that this planet is what we must protect.

A celebration of his life will take place Saturday, July 15, at noon, at Redwood Park in Arcata, CA. All are invited to attend.

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