Brett Keith Van Buskirk, of Portland, OR. He passed away at age 56, after a long battle with cancer, on December 7th 2017 with his family by his side.
He was born December 27th 1960 in San Diego, California, married the love of his life in 1988 and relocated to Portland Oregon to make a better life for his family. Brett was a hardworking man dedicated to making a difference for the next generation of his family. He was passionate about spreading knowledge throughout his community and helping the less fortunate teens in the neighborhood. He was honored by the Mayor of Portland, and the Department of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms for taking a stand to clean up his neighborhood.
Brett is survived by his wife and 5 children: Geraldine Van Buskirk, Brett Van Buskirk Jr., Nicholas Van Buskirk, Amber Van Buskirk, Rebecca Van Buskirk Caputo, and Jessica Van Buskirk Meece. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren.
His ashes will be placed among the trees that he loved in the spring of 2018 so that his legacy can begin.
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