We remember Brandon for the special moments he shared with us.
Share your moments and memories below.

61 entries.
Diane Diane from Sayreville wrote on November 15, 2015 at 9:04 am
I was fortunate to know Brandon for 4 years while he was in High School, I worked at the Snack Bar and would see him everyday.."Diane, I want..." And I knew what he bought every day, I would say "A Peach Snapple and 2 Rice Krispie Treats"...That smile of his I will never forget, it lite up my world when I was feeling down...when he became a Senior, he was a 1/2 day Senior because he earned that privilage from the school..He would still stop by to see me from time to time to chat... I knew just by looking at him he was brought up by wonderful parents to be polite and well mannered, with always a "Please & Thank You"... I will miss the fact that I never heard his music but I'm sure he is playing it for my daughter, who we lost 11 years ago up in Heaven.... I ❤️ U Brandon...❌?❌?❌?❌ until we all meet again on our next Journey ❤️❤️❤️
Sean Sean from Sayreville wrote on November 11, 2015 at 2:18 pm
My favorite thing about Brandon by far would have to be the love he had for his friends and family. No matter what circumstances or how long you haven't seen brandon he would be there for anyone or have your back no matter what, and he always stayed true to his word. He was one of those kids you only meet once in a life time, not a day goes by that I don't think about you brother
Billy m Billy m wrote on November 9, 2015 at 9:35 pm
I spent the whole summer promoting strategic with Brandon, tho I wasn't always motivated to work he always encouraged me. He always would give me positive advice and tell me to chase my dreams.
Maryann Maryann wrote on November 9, 2015 at 7:48 pm
I always loved being around Brandon. Always happy, smiling and laughing and being silly. He just had a way of making you laugh, and putting you in a good mood. Loved listening to his music too, and he loved playing it for everyone. All one had to do was look at his happy face, and you could see how much he enjoyed it. One thing that really impressed me about Brandon, especially when he became a teenager, was the utmost respect he had for his Mom and Dad, and the wonderful relationship he had with them. A beautiful thing to see in today's day and age. We all loved being around Brandon. Just thinking of Brandon, and seeing that big smile on his face, and his laughter, puts a smile on my face now, and it always will. Thank you Brandon for so many happy thoughts of you. I love you Brandon. Your beautiful smile will live on forever and ever in my heart. Please watch over all of us Brandon, especially Mom and Dad.
Kathi Kathi wrote on November 9, 2015 at 3:13 pm
A year later, and still I have no words...only tears...miss your smile & your good-natured teasing....
Samuel Parra Samuel Parra from South River wrote on November 9, 2015 at 1:35 pm
I can only reflect onto the people I meet with the true realness you had. To ignore the evil that weighs us down. To continue the positive mindset we shared. Just being honest to yourself and to others. Rest easy lil brother you're missed everyday.
Michael Murray Michael Murray from Old Bridge wrote on November 9, 2015 at 1:12 pm
It's nearly impossible to write just 1 thing about Brandon and the type of person he was. I remember almost every interaction with Brandon, despite that there were thousands. At one time I was very close with entire Narleski family, my run-ins with Brandon were almost daily. Most of our shared time came through our shared passion for Jiu-Jitsu. Our bouts were often and always exhausting, as "rolling" with Brandon is sure to leave anyone gasped and expended from the energy needed to try and keep up with his pace. Brandon was incredibly passionate person, always dedicated and focused. He took those traits with him everywhere, and it showed. He is so greatly missed, but his humble legacy lives on, it always will. Love and miss you Brandon.
Samantha Samantha from Sayreville wrote on November 9, 2015 at 1:02 pm
That laugh of his was always one of the greatest things about him. It's was almost impossible to not laugh along with him. Miss you bud ? I miss our jam sessions we would have on oovoo and all times I kicked your butt in guitar hero l, to just hanging out and doing absolutely nothing. No matter how long we went with out talking. I would always just get random calls here and there just to check up on me. I miss being able to talk to your crazy butt ? Forever in our hearts Brandon ? Love you bud
Victoria Monte Victoria Monte from Parlin wrote on November 9, 2015 at 10:26 am
I remember Brandon as fun and funny. He was a big part my childhood and I'll never forget all the memories we made. Even though we went seperate ways as we grew up when we saw each other he was always so friendly. We miss you Brandon endlessly please watch over your beautiful family. Your beat lives on
Aunt Shanon Aunt Shanon from Annapolis wrote on November 9, 2015 at 8:28 am
There are so many memories that we shared as a family and just the two of us! Family vacations, your visits to MD, boat rides, Hershey Park, late night run to Wallmart and just some great talks about life, your goals, music, and holiday plans together! Your special way with the family, so much love! Your smile, laugh, talent and our little glances of silly jokes amongst each other. You made me so proud from from the first day I met you and watching your progression of the young man you became!! I will truly treasure our time together and ALWAYS feel grateful for every moment we spent together. As I continue my journey on earth, you will be will me every step of the way!! I think of you and pray for you to be peaceful and happy! Miss you so much Brandon Tyler!!
Ryan Rizco Ryan Rizco from South River wrote on November 8, 2015 at 11:24 pm
Most of my memories of Brandon circulate through the uplifting conversations we had. His Optimism towards life projected onto others around him and through conversation he would bestow a great deal of confidence towards you.Many of our conversations were about our Personal dreams and aspirations. When I would present mine , Brandon would make me feel like I was truly in control of my destiny and I could achieve anything I set out to do. He himself set that example by his own actions and by the way he simplified any fears or doubts I had about what I wanted to accomplish. His excitement for life and his love for his family and friends will forever play a strong presence through my life.
Lucas P Lucas P wrote on November 8, 2015 at 9:34 pm
I love you bro, I still remember when we would go to the turf in the summer and play soccer. you'd always push me to my best abilities. I miss you so much man.
Brett Tenpenny Brett Tenpenny from Hopelawn wrote on November 8, 2015 at 5:45 pm
When I started training in martial arts at the family owned Strategic, Brandon was one of the first people I met and for me it was very welcoming to have someone my age show me the ropes. We built a friendship that couldn't and still won't ever be broken. Brandon had a passion and ambition to be successful that left a lasting impression.
Suzabella Suzabella wrote on November 8, 2015 at 5:03 pm
Brandon, I’ve loved watching you grow into such a wonderful young man. Always loving, always happy, always a jokester, and always performing with the confidence of any seasoned professional. No matter the task, you’ve always excelled. First with sports, until your real niche became clear … your music. When you first played your beats for me, the sound was truly music to my ears. I was so impressed by your talent and so proud of who you had become. Your drive and determination allowed you to live your dreams and achieve your goals. You are such an inspiration to us all. Brandon, you will always be the brightest ray of sunshine in the sky. I love you so much sweet boy. You remain in my heart forever. All my love always, Suzabella xoxo
Aunt Pat Aunt Pat from Manahawkin wrote on November 8, 2015 at 8:36 am
Each and every day since I first held you in my arms to all of our wonderful family visits, especially the sleep overs every summer with loads of laughter when we would play games on the deck are my favorite moments. I can't really choose one because every moment spent with you was too special to choose just one. You are in my heart each and every day. I am so greatful for the times you show up just to give me a sign that you are ok and I thank you so much for that. I will always love you. Until we meet again?
Starr Anniello Starr Anniello from South Amboy wrote on November 7, 2015 at 5:12 pm
Brandon you are truly one of the most positive,talented, and such a loving uncle. We have so many amazing memories. All the laughter, fun times, vacations with our family. I love you so much tio.
Lynn Lynn from Parlin wrote on November 7, 2015 at 3:13 pm
That smile ! ? He always had one. I could be having the worst day but there he was with his positive energy and that smile from ear to ear. Forever in my heart ?
Cris Colgan Cris Colgan from sayreville wrote on November 7, 2015 at 2:24 pm
Where to begin? I met Brando when he was 13. Got to watch him grow up and become an amazing young man. We used fo tease him about his Justin beiber haircut lol. He was like a lil brother to all of us at the gym, we all loved him and watched out for him. We went to a lot of fights and expos together as a family. His personality and love for life and how he treated everyone with love and respect is what I will always remember about Brandon. I love you lil brother and I miss u terribly?
taryn pittfield taryn pittfield from new brunswick wrote on November 3, 2015 at 10:55 am
I've known Brandon since the day he was born, and we spent alot of time together when we were younger, Tara and Alfons would watch all of the 'kids'. Although I don't directly recall our childhood memories, I would heard stories often over the years of our childhood times and how Brandon was growing into a wonderful young man. Three years ago I decided to join SCA and saw Brandon again many years later, to learn first hand what a handsome, talented, funny, dedicated young man he grew into. I always enjoyed talking to him, it reminded me of talking with my brothers. He will live in everyone's hearts, watching down on us all, and his love will live on in good faith
Brimah Hassan Brimah Hassan wrote on October 22, 2015 at 3:34 pm
What sticks with me about Brandon above most was his consistency. I never felt as though he was anything other than himself and I love that about him. He was always the same guy no matter how long time would pass between us. His drive, laughter, and silliness are amongst many things that I associate him with. The strenght of his love and his passion lives on vicariously through those who remain inspired by his story.