Brian Alexander Chiou

September 3, 1998 ~ June 14, 2020 (age 21)


Brian Alexander Chiou, born September 3rd, 1998, passed away on June 14th, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio at the age of 21. He graduated Valedictorian from Dublin Scioto High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society and International Thespian Society. He was a student at The Ohio State University and worked for Apple, Inc. as a Tech Customer Service Specialist. At Ohio State, Brian was a fiscal coordinator for BuckeyeThon, a non-profit that raises money for childhood cancer. Brian had a profound love for the performing arts; he was frequently involved in productions at the Short North Stage as well as a student and intern with the Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts. Brian was beloved for his kind heart, bright smile, brilliant mind, and wonderful laugh. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Ming Ching Chiou and cousin Christopher Chiou. He is survived by parents Sophia C. Chiou and Huang-Shn Chiou and brother Michael A. Chiou. Friends may call on Sunday, June 21st from 1-3 p.m. at Egan-Ryan Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 4661 Kenny Road with a memorial reception at La Scala Restaurant, 4199 W Dublin Granville Rd, from 4-7 p.m. Private burial at Union Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, we kindly ask for a donation towards the Lovewell Institute’s Brian Chiou BIPOC Scholarship Fund, which was named in honor of Brian to allow students of diverse backgrounds to experience the joy of theatre. Donations can be made to Lovewell’s paypal account ( or make checks payable to Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts, 401 E. Las Olas Blvd. Suite 130-606. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301.

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June 21, 2020

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Egan-Ryan Funeral Home
4661 Kenny Road
Columbus, OH 43220

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