I love you , Son, always and forever. You will always be in my heart,
Almighty Father, whose command is over all and whose love never fails, make me aware of Thy presence and obedient to Thy will. Keep me true to my best self, guarding me against dishonesty in purpose and deed and helping me to live so that I can face my fellow Marines, my loved ones, and Thee without shame or fear. Protect my family.
Give me the will to do the work of a Marine and to accept my share of responsibilities with vigor and enthusiasm. Grant me the courage to be proficient in my daily performance. Keep me loyal and faithful to my superiors and to the duties my Country and the Marine Corps have entrusted to me. Help me to wear my uniform with dignity, and let it remind me daily of the traditions which I must uphold.
If I am inclined to doubt, steady my faith; if I am tempted, make me strong to resist; if I should miss the mark, give me courage to try again.
Guide me with the light of truth and grant me wisdom by which I may understand the answer to my prayer.
Sue,Terry,Jesse, and family,
When I think of Bret I remember his love of shoes, Mac & Cheese, basebaal, Football, and Pop Tarts. I feel honored to have had the time watching him when he was little, his smile and beautiful eyes! There is a reason God called him and though we may not understand it, God does. It does not make our heart break any less but he is at peace and in heaven! May God surround you during this time!
Terry and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Stay strong in your faith for all will be well.
Sue & Terry, We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts & prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.
Steve,Arlene, Kelsey & Kristen Kobe
May you and your family take comfort in knowing there is one more angel above us. You are in my prayers Terry
Terry, Sue & family...I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you all.
Terry and family, your family is in our families thoughts.
Sue & Terry, We are deeply sorry for your loss. Rest in peace, Bret.
Jeff, Karen, Kyle & Eric Egan
TERRY & SUE OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY FOR YOUR LOSS AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO ALL OF YOUR FAMILY
I am deeply sorry for your loss. All of Bret's family and friends will be in my prayers.
Terry and Sue you have our most heartfelt sympathy. May God Bless
The Nicely Family
Terry and family:
I just want to offer my deepest condolences. Such a terribe loss.
Our boys played travel ball many years ago together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Alex/Tina Dowger and family
Semper Fidelis Marine
1/6 B 2nd mar div
Terry and Sue, I am so sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences. Mary Harmon
Words cannot describe my sorrow for your family Bret. Rest in Peace Marine. You are loved.
We were saddened to hear of Bret's passing. He was a special kid and athlete. Prayers for the family.
Sending you my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Sue and Terry,
My family would like to send our deepest condolences. I pray that God comforts you and your family at this time. I really enjoyed watching Brett and Dominique play football and baseball together. We really love Brett and you guys. God Bless you!
The Goodwin Family
Terry, Sue & families,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Some of Joshua's favorite memories are with Bret, the Wolfpack at Osborne, North Carolina and the early days on the mat. You will always hold a special place in our hearts. May God Bless you all and we will continue to pray for strength for all of you. What a fine young man you raised. May he rest in peace.
The Freebird Family
Thoughts and prayers from your many friends at Lure Bistro
poklar family, we just wanted to send our deepest sympathy to u all. Bret playede football with our son kenny on the Wolfpack and they were on fox 8 for an interview, Bret wasw just so cute, we have it on tape and will treasure it 4=ever. Bret was very special. Kenny and Bret talked together just a few weeks ago and they talked about old times and how much fun they had. those wre the days when they were so small and so precious. ken sr. also said it was a honor to have coached him in football and he was a terrific young man. may you have peace and loving memories to help you through this rough time. god bless. The Locsei family. Sue, Ken Sr, Kenny, Dawn and Melissa.
terry, we are so very sorry for your loss. bret was a very sweet boy and we are very proud to have known him.. kenny is very saddened as he just talked to bret when he was here. he had the utmost respect for him and was very happy to call him his friend. he will be missed. may god bless you all. the locsei's.
Terry I was so sad to hear about Brett. Everytime you would talk about him at the icecream store your eyes would light up. I am so so sorry for your loss. Im praying for you. Sincerely Jim and Charlotte Colwill.
Though I did not know Bret I came across some comments on FB about his passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to Bret and his family.. Thank you for watching over this country as a MARINE and now as an angel. May God rest your soul...
Dear Terry, Sue & Families,
Our hearts go out to all of you over the passing of Bret. We have such fond memories of those wonderful Wolfpack days, their championship win in North Carolina, as well as all the mat time our boys had as Willoughby Middle School wrestlers. There are no words to express our sorrow over your tragic loss, but please know that you are in our prayers for God's strength and comfort. Remember our Lord's promise: "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.” (John 14:1-4). May your faith and all your beautiful memories sustain you until you are one day reunited in heaven.
God bless you,
Michelle Park, Ryan Winchell & Family
Terry and Sue i am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My son Kyle Alessandro will miss him terribly. God Bless you and your family. Penni Cerwinsky
Terry and Sue, Words can NEVER express how deeply sorry we are for your loss. We have been praying that God gives you strength and comfort.
Bill, Kelley, Nico and Giana Salerno
Terry, Elissa, Sue, Rick and Family.
I can see in your eyes the pain you feel over the the tragic loss of your beloved Bret.One day you will be able to remember Him with a smile and not sorrow. Hold tight to each other and the wonderful memories
With my most deepest sympathy
Terry, it is with a sad heart that i say god bye to your son.Bret was a great guy and will be missed by all that knew him. May God be with the families now and forever with Bret.
Special,confident,smart,handsome,outgoing,kind,loving,giving,honest,loyal,and the list goe's on..I understand why God wanted you with him:)
We are so sorry for your terrible loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Praying you can find peace, comfort, and strength during this difficult time. Bret was an amazing person and will be missed but never forgotten.
Gary, Sue, Cory, Colin and Connor Waite
WE are so sorry for your loss. We have been praying for him since we heard.Please accept our sincere and deepest sympathy. WE will continue to
Toni, Mark, Nick and Vince Kleindienst
To my friends the Poklar and Stoud families. Please except my deepest sympathy in your loss. Bret was one special individual. You are all in my prayers. May the good Lord shine down on you all in your time of sorrow. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. God Bless!!!!!
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Bret. It is very difficult to say good bye to one of our children. We know what you are going through. We are in FL and can not attend the services for Bret, but our thoughts are will you and your family. Our prayers are being said for your family. Rich & Pat Hunter
I am sorry to hear about your son Terry!
My prayers are with you and your Family!
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
Bret was a great person and I'm glad I had the chance to know him/coach him and share part of his life.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Terry, Sue and family. I will always remember the baseball times. GOD has another good ballplayer now!!!!
Terry my heart goes out to you. I will be praying for Bret and your family
Bret: You will be forever in our thoughts and in our hearts. We are so thankful to have shared some wonderful memories with you and to watch you grow from a handsome young man (inside and out) and great athlete, into an awesome Marine. Our lives are richer for knowing you. WE WILL MISS YOU, BRET! Love Ron, Andrea and Josh Schuette