Sadly and unexpectedly on June 14, Brandon Sedlak (28 years old) passed away at home due to an accident. He had a charming smile, quick wit, good sense of humor, deep blue eyes like an ocean, and the greatest head of thick red hair that anyone of Celtic or Nordic heritage could envy.
Brandon was born to Jennifer Romero (Krause) of Westfield. His father Scott Sedlak grew up in Granby and was always present in Brandon’s life. He leaves behind his parents as well as step-parents Jose (Tito) Romero and Leanne Sedlak. He will be greatly missed by his three siblings, Kari Richard of Westfield, Joe Romero of Westfield, and Cameron Sedlak of Granby. Brandon also leaves behind his Grandmother Roberta Krause of Holyoke, Andrew Himmen of Otis and Nancy Sedlak of Granby. He is predeceased by his Grandfather Wayne Sedlak of Granby and Earl Destromp of Holyoke. Brandon leaves behind many Aunts, Uncles, and cousins on both sides of his family who will miss him greatly as well.
Brandon grew up in Westfield and attended the local schools in his early years. Eventually he transferred and graduated from Granby High School where he met his future wife Dorothy Thackeray, the love of his life.
He leaves behind his loving wife Dorothy (Dori), his biggest cheerleader, supporter and partner in parenting their 3 year old daughter Lillian (Lilly). Dori will carry with her forever the memories they made during their time together on earth along with the thousands of photographs that she took of their family and all the joys they shared.
Brandon found tremendous joy as a father and marveled as his daughter grew from an infant to a walking, talking, brilliant and beautiful 3 year old who thinks she is the boss of the house. He met his match with Lilly who is just as stubborn as he was.
Brandon was always willing to lend a hand to any who were in need, just call and he would come. He was the definition of a “gentle giant” and will be greatly missed by all who encountered him.
One of Brandon’s favorite hobbies was playing video games with his best friends Steve Comeau, Cody Center, and Matt Delp. They would often play while Lilly sat on his lap and talked to his friends before bed. Their gaming sessions will always be missing his presence and the never ending knowledge of the games they played.
Calling hours will be Friday June 19, 2020 from 4:00-7:00p at Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home 2049 Northampton Street Holyoke, MA 01040.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Lillian Sedlak Education Trust at Florence Savings Bank 68 Pleasant Street Granby, MA 01033.
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Lillian Sedlak Education Trust
c/o Florence Savings Bank, 68 Pleasant Street, Granby MA 01033