Brett R. Sherburne
1992 - 2011
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Sherburne, Brett R.

Hancock, NY: Brett R. Sherburne, 19, of Hancock, passed away unexpectedly on November 9, 2011. He was born on April 25, 1992 in Johnson City, the son of Allen and Brenda (Wheeler) Sherburne. Brett was a graduate of Hancock Central School Class of 2010. He then attended Alfred State College, Broome Community College and was recently hired as a Salesman at Gault Chevrolet. Brett was a member of Boy Scout Troop 74 and he attended Ryla (Rotary Youth Leadership Conference) in '09. He played JV and Varsity Baseball and Football and he made the first touchdown on Hancock's new field after recovering a fumble. Brett was a passionate hunter, fisherman, and car enthusiast. He also enjoyed trapping, four wheeling, and boating and loved being with his entire extended family. Brett's smile was contagious. Surviving are his parents, 2 brothers, Brad and Bryant, 1 sister, Brooke, and paternal grandmother, Gloria Sherburne. Also surviving are aunts and uncles, Larry and Bobbie Tuttle, Jon and Millie Brush, Rich and Jackie Curtis, Jeff and Irena Wheeler, Ron and Kelly Wheeler, Greg and Linda Wheeler, Ed and Becky Wheeler, Richard and Sue Sherburne, Greg and Sara Sherburne, and Shelley Sherburne, and many cousins. He was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Robert Douglas and Dorothy Wheeler, and paternal grandfather, Richard Sherburne. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 11AM-2PM and a funeral service will follow at 2PM all at the Emory United Methodist Church, Hancock. Rev. Dr. Roxy Moses and Rev. Dale Ashby will officiate. Interment will follow in the East Branch Cemetery, East Branch. Arrangements by Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel, Hancock.


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Published in Press & Sun-Bulletin on Nov. 12, 2011.
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December 7, 2011
Thinking of you and your family
Cyndie Phillips
December 6, 2011
u r in our prayers
shaun karen eric adam gotthardt
November 18, 2011
Brett was one of my closest friends. Friendship shouldn't end after highschool. We continued our friendship in college and I loved it! We always had sooo much fun no matter what we did! I miss you so much each and every day that passes! My hearts aches and will forever ache because I lost a part of me that I can't get back! <3
Lauren Bilello
November 17, 2011
You know when you're a little kid and you have something you think is so exciting, so awesome, that you bring it to school to share with everyone?
Brett was still doing that in the 12th grade. It always made me happy to see him so excited about something. Because I've noticed that when you get older, no one seems to get excited about anything anymore. But Brett always did.
And he was always up for anything. If I came up with some joke, no matter how ridiculous it was, Brett would always play along. And he was good at it. He usually ended up pulling off the joke off better than I did.

No one is like that. No one is that excited, and fun, and happy. But he was.
I'm so sorry for your loss.
Caroline Joyce
November 16, 2011
my thoughts and prayers are with you brett, and as sad as everyone must be, it couldn't compare with the joy which you brought to people.
Sam Watson
November 15, 2011
We will miss the knocks on the door--to see your latest "great catch" and the story that went with it. That smile that was a mile wide. We will miss you, Brett. Love you, Uncle Greg and Aunt Linda
November 15, 2011
Even Though I Did Not Know You On A Personal Level Like A Lot Of Others Did Including My Daughter...I Want You To Know...I Want Your Family To Know...You Have Been & Always Will Be In My Thoughts...Rest In Peace Brett Continued Prayers For Alan/Brenda/Brad/Bryant & Brooke <3
Linda Davis
November 15, 2011
Miss you Brett... Been thinkin about you everyday. Rest in peace.
-Kait<3
November 14, 2011
i'm sorry for your loss. i was in one of his classes and talked to him a few times. he was a nice guy. we were all wondering where he was. he is missed
ryan
November 14, 2011
REMEMBER ME
To the living I am gone
To the sorrowful, I will never return
To the angry, I was cheated.

But to the happy, I am at peace
And to the faithful, I have never left.
I cannot speak, but I can listen
I cannot be seen, but I can be heard.
So, as you stand upon a shore,
Gazing at a beautiful sea
Remember me.

As you look in awe at a mighty forest
And its grand majesty
Remember me.

Remember me in your heart,
Your thoughts and your memories
Of the times we cried,
The times we fought,The times we laughed
For if you always think of me,
I will never be gone from your side.

Author Unknown
Brenda, Allen and Family keeping you all close in thought and prayers. God Bless you all.
Marla (Appley) Gorton
November 14, 2011
Brett you will always be in my heart. I will cherish all the memories at my house in Fishs Eddy when you were growing up. I will try to help your Mom but it won't be easy. Give Holly a kiss for me. Love you
Aunt Chris
November 14, 2011
So Sorry

The Conways
November 14, 2011
I will never forget you little brother. The times we faced home, the times you tickled me to the ground and I almost peed my pants, the long conversations we would have about all your women or all the times we just sat there wondering what life had in store for us. I miss you so much <3 I'll get my buck this year for you! Love you!
Rachael Althiser
November 13, 2011
sorry for the lost my prays are with you
barbara aldrich
November 13, 2011
So sorry. In our thoughts and prayers.
The Gleim Family
Beth and Bill Gleim
November 13, 2011
RIP Brett my sincere condolences go out to the Sherburne Family. I knew Brett for many years and it breaks my heart that his time here on earth has been cut so short. He will be in my prayers.
Helene Klimas
November 13, 2011
My condolences to Bretts Family. I worked with him at home depot in the paint dept. I'll never forget his smile or laugh. He was so much fun to work with. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. RIP Brett!!
Melissa Lapp
November 13, 2011
With deepest sympathy to the Sherburne family. There are no words to express the pain and loss you are dealing with. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Tammy, Chelsea and Courtnie Appley
November 13, 2011
I wish I had the right words to say to take away the pain you are feeling. Brett was a great young man and will be greatly missed by all who came in contact with him. Accept love and help from friends, we are all here for you.
Christopher and Kate (Matuszak) Cooper
Kate Cooper
November 13, 2011
Brett I will always remember you scoring the 1st touchdown on the new football field! You came up with that ball and I was like "OMG its Brett, Brett scored the 1st touchdown!" I think we should put your jersey in a glass box on the birdhouse in your memory. There will never be another who scores the very 1st touchdown on that field. You will always be remembered. RIP BRETT! Thoughts and prayers to the Sherburne family.
Sheri Oralls
November 13, 2011
Senior Trip Memories I will never forget! <3
I remember the times Brett and I would always fool around and have a blast together. Like on the senior trip or on the ride to take our SAT's. I will never forget all the fun things we have done, and the smiles he has put on mine and many of our friends faces. You will always be in our hearts and you will never be forgotten! Love you & Miss you Brett!<3<3
Kayla Martin
November 13, 2011
i am sryy for your loss and i know how much u r going in and out of
i didnt really know him that well but he seemed nice and i am so sryy about wjt happend....
juanita and kim and family
November 13, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Sherburne family. So sorry for your loss.
The Fitch family
Deb Fitch Turner
November 13, 2011
to the sherburn family ! my thoughts and prayers are with you !!!!!! i am sorry for your loss ! i know what it is like to lose a child !!!!!! i am at a loss of words at this ! i will be thinking of you !!!!!!! i would be at the service if possible ! may the LORD be at your side to comfort you !!!!!!!!!!
vickey robinson
November 13, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you .With deepest sympathy.
Jackie and Joe Petriella
November 13, 2011
I just want to say that my thoughts and prayers are going out to this family. I cannot believe that someone so young can go just like taat. I am so sorry that this had to happen to brett and the family. i am so sorry. I just cant believe that Bret is gone, he is really gone.
Becky Reigles
November 13, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the Sherburne family. It is hard to lsoe someone so young. I cant believe that one minute everything is normal and ok, and the next something terrible happens. I am so sorry.
Alexa Morris
November 13, 2011
Allen,Brenda & family.

No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve. Allen & I did not know Brett all that well but our children and grandchildren did and we can't even imagine what you are going through..Our thoughts are with you.
Allen & Bertha May
November 13, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.
The Marino Family
November 13, 2011
there are no words that can ease the pain or provide any solace. i only wish there were. but our hearts break wide open for his family. our thoughts and prayers are with you in this horrible time. what a beautiful boy!
Sara and Joe D'Elia
November 13, 2011
Our prayers and thoughts are with your friends and family...
Bob & Bonnie Elmore
November 13, 2011
Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the days ahead
Bob & Terri Davis
November 13, 2011
Brett you will be missed. Forever in our hearts!
November 13, 2011
deepest sympathy goes out to your family
carolyn rhinebeck
November 13, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. We had the pleasure of knowing Brett while our son, Jeremy, was one of his friends at HCS. From the time he was in elementary school, I remember that infectious smile he had. Anyone who knew him was a better person because of it... Rest Easy young man...You are missed and will forever remain in our memories and hearts...
Dan & Michelle Wormuth
November 13, 2011
My thoughts and prayers is with the entire family. I will miss u very much and will be in my heart always. I am so sorry I cant believe Brett is gone
Robin Wallace
November 13, 2011
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

May you draw strength from your family, friends and community. Their unwavering love and support will help guide you in the days to come.

Our sincerest sympathies,

William, Tammi
Jessica and Andrea Wadeson
November 12, 2011
Our prayers and thoughts are with your entire family. Please know that family, friends and the community will keep you in their thoughts and prayers forever. Brett was a great young man and will always be remembered as so.
Kelly, Kate and John DaBrescia
November 12, 2011
Im so sorry brett was such a great friend ill never forget you baby
Brandie Lee
November 12, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during your loss. We are soo sorry
Colleen and Bill Crawford-Foster
November 12, 2011
Brenda and Allan,
Our thoughts are with you. Please accept our most heartfelt during this difficult time.
Jerrry & Kathy DaBrescia
November 12, 2011
Im so sorry about what happen Brett was a great person. He always had something smart to say on the football field when I played with him. Not only was he a good friend he was a great team mate to. I will always remember Brett
Mike Burnett
November 12, 2011
I had the pleasure of coaching Brett for two years in football. I also have had the pleasure of knowing Brett as a person. He was a wonderful young man and will be missed. Rest easy Brett.
Jeremiah Johnson
November 12, 2011
Brenda, Alan and family,

We cannot begin to imagine the extent of your pain. Brett was a all around great kid and was liked by many. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Charlie and Yvonne Dirig, Paige and Tyler Phillips
November 12, 2011
It isn't easy for you right now...wish we had the right words to say...just know we are thinking of you and praying for your family.
John, Linda, Kylee & Tommy
November 12, 2011
Our deepest sympathies to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Butch and Melody Burdick
Butch Burdick
November 12, 2011
The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hands of God. I am so sorry for your loss. Hold onto those memories...
Kelly
November 12, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss, Thoughts and prayers for you all. I went to Hancock and Brad, and Bryant were great kids, and I know Brett was great as well Wish I got to know him better.
Rochelle Mead
November 12, 2011
God be with all of you through this difficult time. I had the pleasure of meeting Brett through Ashley Raymond while I worked at the daycare her mother owned. His smile and bright personality easily won everyone over. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers with his family.
Anne
November 12, 2011
Brenda & Allan & Family
Our heart breaks for all of you - such a sad time for all of you - You all are in our prayers
Melody & Leonard
November 12, 2011
Our Deepest Sympathies...Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Ed & Maureen Travis
November 12, 2011
Im sooo sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers with you all. Were here if you anything <33
Jennifer Wormuth
November 12, 2011
To the Shurburne family.. we were neighbors, school bus buddies, we're family and the loss you feel is felt by alot of people who have been a part of your life. Our hearts are heavy and we just want you to know that we are thinking of you, praying for you and if we can do anything at all to help comfort you we will be there for you..
Cindy Goebel-Hazen & Brian Hazen
November 12, 2011
Im sooo sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Were here if you need anything<3
Jennifer Wormuth
November 12, 2011
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
adam & kathy jones
November 12, 2011
Thinking of all of you in this terrible time in your life <3
November 12, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss you and your family are in my prayers.
Linda and family anderson
November 12, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss, your family will be in our prayers.
Karen Gotthardt
November 12, 2011
There are no words suitable for this unexpected tragedy. Brett had beautiful qualities, I am forever grateful for the impact he made on my high school years. Rest easy.
Kristin Burden
November 12, 2011
Our sincerest condolences. It's hard to imagine a tragedy such as this. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kevin & Rachael Ellis
November 12, 2011
really sorry for ur lose he will be missed
mackenzie and shelly ronk
November 12, 2011
please know that i am thinking of you during very difficult time. my prayers are with you.
November 12, 2011
So sorry for your loss. May the Lord keep you in his arms during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dave and Brenda Thomason
November 12, 2011
Please know that we are all thinking of you during this very difficult time. God bless.

The D'Addezio Family <3
November 12, 2011
May God wrap your family in his loving arms during this difficult time and give you comfort and strength.
Tyler and Shiela Baudendistel
November 12, 2011
We know there are no words, just know that you are all surrounded by so much love. Anything you need, we are there.
God Bless,
Bill, Barb, Joe, Jodi, Lanie & Rocco Christian
November 12, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone at this time...I never had the chance to get to know brett however I know bryant and went to school with him,my heart aches for the family and friends involved in this saddened tragedy...
brandie lee
November 12, 2011
I remember Brad, Brett, Bryant, and Brooke all from the bowling alley as they were growing up. I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you.
Todd Barnes
November 12, 2011
R.I.P Brett. Thoughts go out to the family.
Caleb Wood
November 12, 2011
Just want you to know that it was a pleasure and an honor to know Brett and to see what a nice young man he had grown into. Will always remember Florida and the ocean with him, as well as all the fun family times at Mike and Tami's. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
charlie and Jean schmitz
November 12, 2011
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
DJ & Cristy Wood JR
November 12, 2011
My sincere, heartfelt condolences for your loss Alan and Brenda. May God be with each step you take through this heartache. Though we never met, I can not help but try and reach out and send my prayers, I am asking God to keep you all in His arms while you are dealing with your loss.
Donna Torch
November 12, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bob and Pam Rice
November 12, 2011
My heartfelt sympathies to the family.
Dee Hadden
November 12, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of the terrible loss of your beloved Brett. God be with you and hold you in His arms. . My heart goes out to all of you. God Bless you and remember all the happy times you shared in Brett short life here on earth. God must have special plans for Brett. R.I.P. Brett.
Joan Polomcean
November 12, 2011
Our deepest sympathies to your family at this time. May your loved one rest peacefully and may you enjoy the memories you have made with him.
Jason & Carole Ann McGlone
November 12, 2011
Brett at RYLA '09
I attended RYLA with Brett, and my experience wouldn't have been the same without him. He will always be fondly remembered.
Erica Howard
November 12, 2011
R.I.P Brett. my thoughts go out to the Sherburne family
cody macdonald
November 12, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.From a friend across the pond.
David Janes
November 12, 2011
Sorry to hear about your loss.Our prayers go out to you and your family during this difficultly time.
Shelly & Robert Lewis/Beers
November 12, 2011
There is no worse grief to bear than losing a child. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord keep you strong.
With heartfelt sympathy,
Bob & Carolyn Loucks
November 12, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss! The family is in our thoughts and prayer during this difficult time.
Sarah, Jake, Chris & Aaron Geer
November 12, 2011
May God help you thru this very sad and difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
God bless,
The Decosse Family
Frosty Joe's
November 12, 2011
rest easy Brett my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time

martin family
November 12, 2011
So sorry for your loss. I work for Karyn Raymond, so I had the privilage of meeting Brett through Ashley.
He was a very nice person. All the daycare kids loved him. He also had so much love for Ashley. Full of compassion. He will be missed!! <3
Monica
November 12, 2011
Crystal Maguire (Goebel)
November 12, 2011
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss ... our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Shaun, Tammy, Daisha and Sayla Kane
November 12, 2011
Our condolences for the unexpected death of Brett, our heart goes out to your entire family. All of us at Gault Chevrolet feel blessed to have had the pleasure of knowing Brett, even for a short time- his wonderful personality, his passion for cars and his great smile will not be forgotten. Our prayers are with you. Bob and Connie Gault and the Gault Chevroelet Sales Team.
November 12, 2011
sorry for your loss. joe from owego new york
November 12, 2011
Heartfelt sympathy to your family. My son, Kevin knew Brett through baseball and one of his cousin's from Sidney, NY. May God give you strength in this difficult time.
Diane Davie
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