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Obituary for Brian DeKorte

August 15, 1971 - June 28, 2016
Manchester, New Hampshire | Age 44

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Brian James DeKorte, 44, of Manchester passed away peacefully at home on June 28, 2016 following a lengthy illness.
Brian was born in Norfolk, VA on August 15, 1971 to the late Robert Sigurd DeKorte and Linda Diane (Elliott) Jamele. He was a graduate of Newton North High School in Newton, MA and moved to New Hampshire in 1999. Brian enjoyed his job as a Walmart associate in Manchester until his health made working too difficult. Brian loved spending time at his parent's cottage on Lake Winnisquam, swimming, was an avid fan of all New England sports teams, particularly the Patriots, loved family gatherings and adored his cat, Autumn. He was grateful for the mobility he was afforded after purchasing his motor scooter and spent countless hours touring Manchester on it.
Brian had many qualities; a sense of humor, a quick wit, he was a devoted friend to many and was a good soul. His illness caused him to live a somewhat limited life, but he never let that stop him from enjoying his life, family and friends. He showed no fear and faced life head on, even as a child. You knew one thing for certain about Brian, he loved his family and friends and he always had your back. Anyone who knew Brian knew this and loved him for it. At any family gathering, you could always count on the fact that he would have plenty to say to make you laugh, could debate you on nearly any current event, and could quote lines from just about any movie ever made. Being around him brought out the best in people because he had such a good heart toward others. His presence will be dearly missed.
Brian is survived by his mother, Linda D. Jamele and stepfather, Steven F. Jamele; brother, Robert S. DeKorte II of Kentucky; sister, Cheryl L. DeKorte of Framingham, MA; stepbrothers, Bryan Jamele of South Boston, MA and Christopher Jamele of Chowchilla, CA; stepsister, Lauren Jamele-Townley and her husband, Charles, of Portland, ME; nephew, Joshua DeKorte of Kentucky; uncle, James C. Elliott III and wife Nancy of Lawton, OK; cousin, James C. Elliott IV and wife Laci of Edmond, OK; cousin Patricia Elliott of Lawton, OK, grandmother, Cindy Elliott of Lawton, OK and many other family members too numerous to name. Brian was predeceased by his father, Robert S. DeKorte and his maternal grandparents, James C. Elliott II and Mary (Crowley) Elliott.
Plans for a memorial service to celebrate Brian's life will be announced at a future date. In lieu flowers, donations in Brian's memory may be made to www.kidney.org . For more information, please go to www.phaneuf.net

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