Brian Keith Snell, 54, of Kalamazoo, passed away unexpectedly on December 15, 2018. He was born in Plattsburgh, New York on January 12, 1954 to Michael and Janice (Warwick) Snell. Brian was a 1982 graduate from Portage Northern High School. During his time there, he was a champion member of the debate and forensics team. He eventually came back to Portage Northern where he was an assistant coach for the debate and forensics team for many years. It was a very important part of his life, and he mentored and made an impact on the lives of many students. Brian was a Chicago Cubs and University of Michigan football fan. He was also an avid collector of comic books. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Marie and James Snell and Carl and Corinne Warwick. Brian is survived by his parents; sister, Tracy Snell (Kaare Wieneke); Aunt Jo Warwick (Jerry Oster); and special friends, Craig and Dawn Beresford. Cremation has taken place. No services are scheduled at this time. Please visit Brian's personalized guest book to leave a condolence message for his family at www.langelands.com.