Brandon Michael Zurkan, 31, of Warren, PA.
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 Grateful 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 A. 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