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Birmingham Funeral Home

438 Main Street, Old Town, ME

OBITUARY

SSG Brandon M. Silk

December 23, 1984June 21, 2010

SSG Brandon M. Silk ORONO—SSG Brandon M. Silk, 25, died serving our country on June 21, 2010 in Afghanistan. He was born on December 23, 1984, at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, the son of Mark A. and Lynn M. (Ronan) Silk. From an early age, Brandon wanted to fly. His favorite movie was “Top Gun." Brandon was a 2003 graduate of Orono High School having transferred from Calais High School. At Orono, Brandon excelled in football and track. His classmates gave him the nickname "Silky Smooth." Following graduation, Brandon enlisted in the US Army. He was a Black Hawk Crew Chief and a member of the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He was on his fourth tour of duty having served in Korea, Iraq, and two tours in Afghanistan. Brandon loved hunting, fishing and the great outdoors. His favorite colors were “Mossy Oak” and “Blaze Orange”. He will be remembered for his big personality, self-determination, self-confidence and being so full of life. Brandon enjoyed music, playing the guitar, trivia, following the Red Sox and Patriots, and riding motorcycles. Brandon loved Maine, especially the family camp at Green Lake. Brandon especially appreciated Bob Marley's interpretations of life in Maine. He loved being the "Crazy Mainer" in his unit. Brandon loved his family, his friends, and fellow soldiers. He was proud to serve with the men and women of the 101st Airborne Division. In addition to his parents Mark and Lynn of Orono, he is survived by two brothers David Silk and his wife Jaclyn of Old Town and Blaine Silk of Orono; maternal grandparents Nancy and Blaine Robinson of Orono; aunts and uncles Robert and Linda Ronan, Diane and Robert Harris, John and Tracy Ronan, Cheryl and Martin Reed, Peter and Connie Silk; cousins Michael Ronan, Katherine Ronan, Evan Harris, Bryan Harris, Katelynn Ronan, Taylor Ronan, Erika Stubbs, CJ Silk, Shaun Silk; the child of his heart, Brayden Browning; special friends Marlon and Carol Browning, Brian Tyne, Paul White, and Melissa Stevens. He was predeceased by maternal grandfather Robert Ronan, and paternal grandparents Larry and Josie Silk, and an uncle Jon Silk. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to House in the Woods, Military and Family Retreat, In Memory of Brandon Silk, 2819 Lee Road, Lee, ME 04455 www.houseinthewoods.org Condolences may be left at www.birminghamfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visiting Hours Thursday, July 1, 2010
  • Celebration of Life Friday, July 2, 2010

Memories

SSG Brandon M. Silk

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Carol Ann Bauer

May 26, 2017

To the Silk family, my name is Carol Ann Bauer, and I am the mother-in-law of one of Brandon's dearest Army comrades, Crew Chief Sgt Gary Fidler. I will be particpating in the "Run to Remember" on this coming Monday, May 29th, 2017, and I will be wearing wearing blue, as is the theme. I will be honoring Brandon during my 5k run. He was so highly thought of, and I am so priviledged, grateful, and feel prestiged to be decorated with Brandon's picture and name on my shirt. This run is soley for Brandon on this Memorial Day, and I will be running with my best form and effort, in honor of your most prestigious soldier and son. May God bless Brandon, and may God bless the Silk family on this Memorial Day, 2017, and always.

Sharon Ludwig

May 27, 2016

To the Silk Family, Our names are Jim & Sharon Ludwig. You don't know us, however we are proud and honored to let you know that we are participating in the West Coast Thunder Ride in Riverside, CA. The Harley Davidson dealer puts on this ride every year and this year they issued dog tags of our servicemen that have lost their lives for their country. This ride raises money for the Riverside National Cemetery.We have been awarded your sons tags. We will wear them proudly and continue to wear them and take them with us on our travels. If you would like us to send you photos from the ride and your sons dog tags, please email us at sharonmludwig@sbcglobal.net. We will have your son and your family in our hearts from now on. Thank you, Sharon & Jim Ludwig

March 4, 2015

Thinking of you and your family my friend, I sure do that a lot. Just like you to know you are always missed.
Roger

Roger Casey

May 23, 2014

Hey my friend I surely have you and your family on my mind. I just wanted to stop in and say that as im sure you know you are sorely missed and loved by many.
Roger

Roger Casey

March 12, 2014

Roger Casey

March 12, 2014

March 10, 2014

I recently had the greatest honor of my life to date, although it was, is and always will be a difficult thing to remember. Brandons parents found me in all this world and together we made a memorial piece for Brandon. It truly was the hardest thing I have ever done.
With a bit of talk and email Brandons Pride was born. Brandons mom and dad will have pictures of this for anyone to see soon. I was given a bracelet by them yesterday, I proudly wear this today. I am proud to say that I will carry him in my heart till I take my last breath, this truly is a great loss of a wonderful man.
Roger Casey

Karen MacGregor

December 28, 2012

~ remembering all our fallen soldiers & their families they left behind. ~ if i was on FB i would "LIKE" the fact that people still come here vs.FB to talk w/ you Brandon M Silk. If i could leave a song it would be "SHINE ON" by Need to Breathe ... im sure there are so many songs that keep your memory in many hearts. Peace & light. BSM of the upstate.

CW3 Wayne McDonald

December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas Silk, I look forward to flying with you again someday.

Tim Wanke

December 22, 2012

As always, still missing my sons step Father. You are constantly remembered and missed by our family each and everyday. Brayden looks through your pictures as often as possible. I love you like the brother I never had. One day we will be lying on the ground laughing through our trials and testimonies. Your always on my arm brother. Salute.

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