In remembrance of our beloved son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin and friend, Brendon Michael Stuart was born on Sept. 17, 1986 in Santa Cruz, Calif. His last day on Earth was Jan. 1, which he spent in the mountains of Tahoe that he so loved. Brendon will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was gentle in spirit, unfailing in kindness and quietly passionate with his many hobbies. His passions included motorcross, snowboarding, photography and body boarding, as well as his unique enthusiasm for trains. His dual love of athletics and the natural world were evident in these pursuits.His life was brief but very blessed and saw him blossoming into a talented young man.Brendon will be deeply missed as a caring son to his mother Ginger, a best friend to his father Rob, a loving and protective big brother to Courtney, a playful role model to his younger brother Connor and a thoughtful son to his stepmother Karen. Brendon is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was a goofy, easily likable guy to his best friends, Justin, Josh, Kyle, Greg and Shane. Brendon will leave an enormous void in the hearts of his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his brother Jordan Stuart and cousin Teddy Rogers.The family requests that any donations go to Harbor High School for the Brendon Stuart Photography Scholarship. Donations may be made directly to Bank of the West (2020 N. Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060) c/o Karen Marcum.Services will be Saturday, Jan. 8 beginning at 11 a.m. at Twin Lakes Baptist Church (2701 Cabrillo College Dr., Aptos, Ca). All friends are invited and encouraged to attend. Arrangements are under the direction of Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel (1050 Cayuga St., Santa Cruz, CA).
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