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Brian Olcott LaRaia

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Brian Olcott LaRaia, born October 19, 1968, in Oneida, NY, died April 9, 2021.  Brian grew up in Illian, NY and graduated from Notre Dame High School of Utica and Columbia University in New York City (BA in Asian Studies). He later studied Nietze. He taught English in Japan for almost 3 years and later pursued a career in database management and software development, ultimately helping to build the educational software start up, Nimble. Brian enjoyed traveling around the world, reading, and cooking.  He is survived by his wife Teresa Raczek who he met in 1996 and married in 2004, parents Henry and Maryanne (Dean) LaRaia, twin brother Scott LaRaia, sisters Danielle Barna & Teresa Harris, 4 nieces and 1 nephew.  The family will hold a private service.  In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

4 Comments To "Brian Olcott LaRaia"

Melinda Begley On Apr 17 2021 at 1pm
I am so very sorry for all of you. Reading just a blurb about Brian's life feels a little like i did know him, albeit, from his Father's stories and memories that I was fortunate enough to learn. Am not sure if his teaching in Japan had anything to do with his father's education there. Somehow it seems , at least to me, a bit more than a coincidence. Thinking of you all. Reply to this comment
Deacon Randy Ory On Apr 16 2021 at 8pm
Brian sure seems like a fantastic person. He seemed to touch the lives of many. May his memory be a blessing. Reply to this comment
Michael rubin On Apr 16 2021 at 1pm
Brian..you will always be remembered in my heart..so very sorry to the Laraia family for the huge loss.. Reply to this comment
Scott Kaffka On Apr 16 2021 at 1pm
Brian was a good friend in high school. Easy to laugh, smart as can be, and an overall joy to be around. He will be missed. My condolences to the entire LaRaia family. Reply to this comment
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