The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

January 25, 2014

Larry K. Brest

Former Sharon resident was active in community


- — Mr. Brest was born July 6, 1941, in Sharon, a son of Kenneth H. and Gladys J. Brest.

Larry was a member of Hickory High School’s graduating class of 1960.

After high school, he served with the Army in Korea and was honorably discharged.

After his tour of duty, he matriculated to Youngstown State University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Larry worked in Human Resources and retired as Vice President of Human Resources at Horton Memorial Hospital, Middletown, N.Y., and was a past president of the Human Resource Division of the Northern Metropolitan Association.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Monroe, N.Y., where he served on the Session. He also attended First Presbyterian Church, Sharon.

He served as past vice president of the Middletown Jaycees;  a past member of the Board of Directors of Occupations Inc. and the Board of Directors of Family Counseling Services of Orange County; on the Board of Directors of Monroe Presbyterian Preschool; and was a former Rotarian.

He is survived by his brother, Richard and his wife Nancy, Parker, Colo., and their three children and nine grandchildren; and his dear friend and companion, Beverly Sackett, Hermitage.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Keith Brest.

Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to First Presbyterian Church of Monroe, 142 Stage Road, Monroe, NY 10950; or Occupations Inc., 15 Fortune Road, West Middletown, NY 10941.


Larry K., 72, Whispering Hills, Chester, N.Y., formerly of Sharon.

Calling hours: In keeping with his wishes, there will be no calling hours. Condolences can be sent to his family by visiting the website

Service: Memorial and life celebration service will be held at a later date in Presbyterian Church of Monroe, N.Y., with time and date to be announced.

Interment: St. Rose Cemetery, Hermitage.

Arrangements by J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.