Brandon Sylvester

Brandon Myles Sylvester

Thursday, August 8th, 2002 - Saturday, February 8th, 2020
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Obituary

GREEN ISLAND – Brandon Myles Sylvester, 17, died tragically on Saturday, February 8, 2020.

Brandon was born in Niskayuna on August 8, 2002 and was the much loved son of Timothy Patrick and Ellie (Fernet) Sylvester. He was currently a high school student, in his junior year, at Heatly School in Green Island.

From an early age Brandon excelled with his knowledge relating to electronics and devices such as cell phones and computers. He was his family’s self taught tech guru and was the person many turned to with technical questions or to fix a problem. He enjoyed developing computer programs and video games and once turned his PlayStation into a server that allowed him to play a video game he created. He was always eager to learn, solve problems and share his acquired knowledge with people, via his computer, all over the world.

Brandon had many wonderful qualities and honesty was perhaps his best. He was a good cook, a skill he developed because of his selective eating habits. He was blessed with the “gift of gab” and enjoyed sharing conversations with others. Spending the summers and swimming at Caroga Lake was a favorite of Brandon’s and it was there that he taught his sister how to swim. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was proud of having received the Aaronic Priesthood and passing the Sacrament. He loved the Church, its leaders and teachers. Brandon was a member of the Boy Scouts of America. He enjoyed being a student at Heatly School and appreciated all of his teachers. He was involved in several high school activities which included membership in Club Wired, doing the music for plays, serving on the student council and making the daily announcements.

Brandon was the cherished and best brother of Jenna and Serina Sylvester; he was the great-grandson of William (late Irene) Hegarty; grandson of William and Ella Fernet and Paul (Carol) Sylvester and the late Annina Sylvester ; nephew of Beth Fronczek (John), Jeffrey Sylvester, Jason Sylvester (Jodi), Samantha (Megan) Kennedy, William Fernet, Jr., Edward Fernet, Timothy (April) Fernet, Sue Connell (Desmond) and Myke Mero and the late Maria Fernet. He is also survived by many cousins and good friends.

A funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 am in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 411 Loudon Road (Route 9) Loudonville, NY. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waterford. Friends are invited to attend and may also visit with Brandon’s family on Sunday from 4 until 7 pm at the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet.

The family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to those who have been there during this difficult time and to express a special thanks to the community of Green Island.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Parker Bros. Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    2013 Broadway
    Watervliet, NY 12189
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    Visiting hours will be announced soon.
  • Service

    Monday, February 24th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, February 24th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints
    Address
    411 Loudon Road
    Loudonville, NY 12211
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  • Interment

    Location
    St. Mary's Cemetery Of Waterford
    Address
    Middletown Road
    Waterford, NY 12188
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Nicolle Heimann

Posted at 12:33pm
Tim, I am so so sorry to have heard about your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Nikki Heimann (Bowen)
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LaPlante family

Posted at 11:30am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Posted at 05:13am
We love you! May the peace of Christ bring you comfort during this difficult time. You are in our prayers. Brandon will always be in our hearts.
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Carole Davis

Posted at 08:44am
Sending heartfelt condolences to the family. What an amazing young man, with so very much potential. May the God of all comfort envelop you in his tender mercy and give you the strength you will need to get through this. William Fernet, Jr., I’m saying a special prayer for you. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
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