Brenton Scharbor

Obituary of Brenton David Scharbor

Brent grew up as an Army brat attending many different schools in several states before graduating from Giessen High School in Germany. Brent served in the United States Air Force at Bitburg and Las Vegas and attended the University of Arkansas where he studied Biology. Brent also studied the Viking Age and Medieval Scandinavia through the University of Zurich and studied Scottish history through the University of Glasgow. Brent was a voracious life-long learner and went on to graduate as Class Captain from Sushi Chef Institute in Los Angeles under the tutelage of Chef Andy Matsuda. Brent worked as a chef in Phoenix, Houston, and Japan, also giving many workshops and private classes. He met his wife Heather while performing Rockabilly and Jump Swing with his band Powerglide 235 and proposed to Heather on Sanibel Island in Florida. Heather and Brent enjoyed 20 years of marriage. Brent became a father to his beautiful daughter Gabrielle Belle Marie Scharbor on July 22, 2009. Gabrielle follows in her father's footsteps in her love of music, family ancestry, and culinary arts. Brent was the most honorable and dedicated husband, father, son, brother, and dear friend to many around the world. Brent worked as a Build & Test Manager for Speedcast Communications in Houston, TX for 17 years. Brent took a genealogic journey into his roots and discovered strong Scandinavian and Scottish heritage. In addition to being a guitar player for 30 years, Brent also mastered the Scottish bagpipes. Brent deeply embraced his Viking and Scottish roots and could often be seen kilted in full Scottish regalia at Highland games across Texas while serving as the Texas Commissioner for the Clan Sinclair. If you stopped by the Clan Sinclair tent, Brent was sure to offer you a dram of the finest Scottish whiskey. After writing a book on his family's heritage, Brent was admitted as a Fellow into the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Brent was also active with the Icelandic National League of the United States and the Norwegian Society of Texas. Brent recently gave an interview and introduction to mead making online workshop for the Icelandic Society. Brent was also a member of Harmony Lodge No. 6 in Galveston, TX where he reached the degree of Master Mason and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Pearland, TX. Brent has never met a stranger and was a dedicated servant leader in all he did. Brent traveled the world and leaves an enduring legacy of a truly extraordinary life. One of Brent's favorite quotes: Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. — Samuel Langhorne Clemens
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