Brandon D. Ferrari

November 24, 1987November 22, 2018
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Brandon D. Ferrari, age 30, of Henderson, Nevada passed away on Thursday November 22, 2018. Brandon was born November 24, 1987 in Des Moines, Iowa.

An avid Vikings fan (something for which we forgive him), Brandon showed a love for the game, easily referencing statistics on both players and the league. Sports was his passion, and football was in the lead. He could often be heard during games, shouting “Stupid Refs!” and if his team missed a pass “Pass Interference!”

Brandon is survived by his wife, Sarah Ferrari; four-legged fur babies, Suki and Coco; mother, Kim Welch and her husband Rex Nipper; father, John Ferrari and his wife Crystal; three brothers, Shaun and his wife Melinda, A.J. and his wife Amanda, and Anthony Panettieri. He will also be deeply missed by his nieces: Lilia, Rylei, and Alayna, and nephews: Dylan, Ethan, Christian, and Gabriel.

Brandon was taken too soon from us, but we will be forever grateful to have known, and loved him. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Ferrari family.

Visitation for Brandon will be Friday, November 30, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Funeral services will follow from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, both at Palm Boulder Highway Mortuary, 800 South Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV 89015. Burial will follow at Palm Henderson Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Brandon’s name to:



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Kim Welch

November 29, 2018

One of my favorite memories with Brandon was a trip we took to Denver in January 2006 to watch my team, the Denver Broncos, in the AFC championship. My team lost, but Brandon kept cheering for them until the end even though I sat down and sulked. He kept telling me to stand up and cheer. We had a nice dinner afterwards in downtown Denver. It was his idea to go on this spur of the movement trip, and it was worth every penny. I will always cherish that time with him, as well as many other times.

I love you my son! I will always hold you close in my heart.

Brianna courier

November 28, 2018

Brandon you have left us too soon, and will truly be missed by so many. Your heart was so big, and you’ve nothing but kind to my family. I still remember meeting you at my parents house as you were buying your first home. Your family has always been apart of mine and we will always be here for them. Please give my brother the biggest hug for all of us, we know he will also give you one from us also! You will forever be missed ❤️



Brandon D. Ferrari was a modest man, quiet and observant in his ways. He was trustworthy and traditional in his approach to his life and in his relationships. He was tough-minded with the kind of “stick to it” attitude that earned the respect of all who knew him. He was also a man who was meticulous, carefully disciplined, and orderly in virtually everything he undertook. Realistic about life, he was always at the ready, prepared to take on responsibility.

Brandon was born on November 24, 1987, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. His parents were John Ferrari and Kim Welch. Brandon was raised in Des Moines, Iowa until the age of 8 and then in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was brought up to be self-confident and dependable. These were traits that would serve him well throughout his life.

Brandon had three brothers that he looked up to, Shaun, Andrew and Anthony. Brandon and his siblings may have had the typical rivalries while growing up, but Brandon was always loyal to his family.

As a young child, Brandon developed a variety of interests, though, and the things he enjoyed doing he did well. He was always curious about the world around him and was often eager to explore it. Brandon took part in flag football. He was also a Cub Scout. In his spare time, he liked video games and watching sports. However, what Brandon enjoyed most was spending time with family and friends.

Brandon graduated from Foothills High School in 2006. His favorite class in high school was Physical Education. Brandon was a very logical person who enjoyed learning and excelled at math. Brandon always seemed to have a command of the facts and was able to make it seem as though he could easily master any problem that might be presented to him.

Always considered to be a great and devoted friend, Brandon was fortunate to have numerous acquaintances and several very close friends during his life. He was committed to his friends and valued the trust he placed in them. It was not uncommon for Brandon to go beyond the call of duty for others, and friends frequently sought him out for advice because he had a knack for coming up with practical solutions to any type of dilemma. While growing up, some of his best friends were his brothers, Shaun, Andrew and Anthony, and Jorge, a next door neighbor for a number of years.

On August 8, 2011, Brandon exchanged wedding vows with Sarah Lorena Yonashiro at the Tuscany Hotel and Casino of Las Vegas, Nevada. Compassionate and devoted to Sarah, Brandon held endearing, traditional values about marriage and family life. He took the responsibility of marriage to heart, giving it his total commitment. He was a source of strength to Sarah and using his gifts at nurturing one-on-one relationships, he worked hard to make his new family happy. He recently bought Sarah her dream car: a red Ford Mustang that she calls “Big Red.”

Brandon greatly enjoyed what he did for a living, and he was a hard worker. He was a hard worker; one who paid careful attention to detail. His most recent primary occupation was in Security. He was previously employed as a cabinet maker apprentice and cage cashier. Brandon worked hard, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

Brandon’s favorite pursuits were playing video games and watching ESPN, football (he was an avid Vikings and Texans fan), sports (any Minnesota team) movies, and TV Shows. Brandon was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

Brandon could recall sports facts from random games that took place years ago like they were yesterday. Because of his love for sports, Brandon played high school football and flag football as a child. He would watch his favorite sporting events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were football, and all Minnesota Sports teams.

Brandon enjoyed traveling and taking vacations. His favorite vacations included a surprise trip for his wife to Disneyworld and Universal Studios earlier in the year as she is an avid Harry Potter fan; Disneyland; a cruise with is Mom and Dad for his 18th birthday; a trip to Colorado to see a live football game with his mother, his mother’s husband, and his wife; and a trip to Ventura Beach this past summer.

Brandon was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. Brandon’s favorites have been Buttercup, Coco, and Suki. His family was rounded out by his childhood pets: Mick, Max, Lucky, and Panther.

Brandon D. Ferrari passed away on November 22, 2018, at his home in Henderson, Nevada. He is survived by his wife, Sarah; mother, Kim and her husband Rex; father, John and his wife Crystal; brothers Shaun, Andrew, and Anthony; nieces: Lilia, Alayna, and Rylei; nephews, Dylan, Ethan, Christian, and Gabriel; and his fur babies, Coco and Suki. Services were held at Palm Boulder Highway Mortuary, and he was laid to rest in Palm Henderson Cemetery in Henderson, Nevada.

Commitment is a key word that can be used to describe the life of Brandon D. Ferrari. He was committed to living the life of a good man who was both practical and trustworthy. He was committed to the traditional values that he upheld his entire life. Most of all, he was committed to those he knew and loved.