A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held this coming Sundy at 2 p.m., October 23rd, at the Silverdale Beach Hotel, to honor the recent passing of Brent Anderson, a greatly loved and talented local educator. You may also make a remembrance gift to The Strong Kids Campaign at the Haselwood Family YMCA, 3909 NW Randall Way, Silverdale, WA 98383. An online memorial can be seen at www.lewischapel.com
My heart was deeply saddened this past weekend to learn that longtime local educator/administrator Brent Anderson had passed away in his home late last week.
I first met Brent when he was Principal of Brownsville Elementary. My wife Janice had been moved over from Clear Creek Elementary to teach 5th grade at Brownsville.
I liked Brent from the instant I met him. He was always friendly and had a contagious smile. He was genuinely interested and engaged when he talked to you. And he was extremely passionate in the support and encouragement of his staff.
I had the distinct pleasure of helping Brent buy his house in East Bremerton. It was truly one of most fun and enjoyable transactions I’ve ever had in my years as a real estate broker.
Brent was most recently serving as a counselor at Bremerton High School, a position that brought him great joy and personal satisfaction.
Brent’s passing is a tremendous loss to our schools, students, and to all of those whose lives he touched. His kind, generous, encouraging spirit will always be fondly remembered.