Brandon Michael Zurkan, 31, of Warren, PA., who died Wednesday, March 1, 2023, in the town of Canidaigua, N.Y. He was born August 24, 1991, at Warren, PA. Brandon was a lifelong Warren area resident. He was a 2009 graduate of Warren Area High School and graduated from Erie School of Technology as an electrician. He had been employed with the former National Forge Company of Irvine, PA., Elwood National Forge in Corry, PA., Blair Corp., and with North Warren Lowe’s Lumber. His very first job was DJing weddings with his grandfather, Earl Keeny, Jr. He would do whatever it took to learn something, he was very gifted in learning new things. Brandon was a self-made musician, teaching himself to play the piano and organ. He played guitar, drums, and keyboards. His love of music was very prominent in his life. Some of his favorite artists were the Beatles, Johnny Cash and Greatful Dead. He also played in a band with is grandfather, Earl Keeny, Jr. He enjoyed woodworking, making many pieces of furniture for his family to enjoy. He also enjoyed gardening, and baking, he especially loved desserts, of which his family would have to hide from him, if they wanted to have any of the dessert. He was an avid bodybuilder, enjoying working out, and bike riding. He was a true believer in herbs and supplements. Brandon loved trying homeopathic remedies. He was frequently trying to cure his family with his herbal concoctions. He enjoyed shooting trap. Brandon loved his family birthday dinners, where he enjoyed being surrounded by his family members, especially his brother and sister where he could teach them new things.
Brandon is survived by his parents, Lisa Keeney Siliano of Warren, PA., Michael James Zurkan of Sugar Grove, PA., 1 Sister – Brooke Siliano and 1 Brother – Rocco Siliano, Maternal Grandparents – Earl and Thalia Evans Kenney, Paternal Grandparents – Michael and Karen Westfall Zurkan, Jr., Maternal Great Grandfather, Earl J. Keeney, Sr., all of Warren, PA., several aunts, uncles, cousins also survive.
He was preceded in death by his Maternal Great Grandmother – Dorothy Kenney.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, from 1 to 3 P.M and 6 to 8 P.M. A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at Pleasant Community Church, 673 Pleasant Drive, Warren, PA. with Rev. James Swanson, Pastor, officiating. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. Joseph Church Soup Kitchen, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. 16365. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Cemetery, Youngsville, PA. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
Condolences to his family and all who held him dear in their hearts.
Brandon has a beautiful soul. He had a good heart and a good nature and spirit. I met him through his father. It was easy to connect with him. I just pray for him and pray he is in a place where he has peace
I had no idea this happened. Sorry to hear. Brandon was a good dude. My condolences.
Brandon , I will miss you for ever , worked with you at the Forge worked with you at Blair and at Lowes. I’m so very sorry for all you’ve been thru I will miss you forever and will never forget you Brandon , Love Darla Bjorkquist
Brandon, I’ve only seen you a few times since our years together in school. Quiet and kind is how I remember you and will always remember you. Plus, how could anyone not adore that smile yours? My heart is so broken for you and your family, but I hope you have found peace. Until we meet again, K. ❤️
Brandon & family I did not know you. Im originally from Canandaigua, Ny. This was shocking to hear. I’ve followed the visit in NYS. Its unusual for a sparsely populated county. My background is in naturopathic wellness. May your memory be for a blessing. Feel free to contact me if I can help and be there for your family.
Rip Brandon a lot of good memories with you and the guys I’ll never forget
You will be missed. Prayers
Brandon, we have never met. You ended up here in my yard… of all places why here?! It’s just wine country lol! This is the lamest place in the US.
I don’t have any words, except I do not judge you despite everything that happened.
There are so many of us left with unanswered questions. I hope you are at peace somewhere and your family can find some sort of peace, solace in all of this.
So sorry for your loss and sending you extra hugs and prayers and thoughts and love ❤️ from me
My deepest condolences go out to Brandon’s family. I am still overcome with disbelief that the events of the past week have occurred. Brandon was someone that I know that he knew how much I cared for his well being. I only wish that he had not stopped communicating with me about discussing options for his life and career. I always appreciated the sincerity he had regarding his respect and love he had for his Grandfather, Earl. I can’t stop thinking about Brandon’s desire to better himself. We spent time together developing his resume and discussing what was required on his part to increase his level of satisfaction with achieving his career goals. I am thankful that in some small way I believe that he was feeling hope and believed in himself. Whatever happened to change his direction from positivity to the significant emotional event that has taken place will always be a mystery to me but I know that he knew that God loved him and I personally know that I can be assured that Brandon’s soul is with God at this very moment because we prayed together and deep down he had accepted God’s love and he was a Believer in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I believe that Brandon is walking and talking with God the Father, God the Son, and God The Holy Spirit at this very moment.
<3 Thank you so very, very much Jerry, for sharing this most important of all information about Brandon and our loving triune God the Father, the Son Jesus Christ our Savior, and the Holy Spirit. <3
God bless Earl Keeney and his entire family. RIP Brandon . I remember seeing you down the street helping EJ.
Brandon you will be greatly missed. I remember you coming in everyday and telling me Goodmorning when you can in at work at lowes. Hope you are resting easy up there now. I will miss you.
God bless Earl Keeney and his entire family. RIP Brandon