Peter Benjamin Brister

  • Born: March 25, 1984
  • Died: March 24, 2010
  • Location: Cortland, Ohio

Lane Funeral Home - Shafer-Winans Chapel

164 N High Street
Cortland, OH 44410
Tel. (330)-637-4986

Tribute & Message From The Family

Peter B. Brister Jr., age 25, went to be at peace with the Lord on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. He was born on March 25, 1984, in Warren, the son of the late Peter B. Brister Sr. and Debra L. (Parkinson) Parsons. Pete had attended Lakeview High School where he played football and was currently a student at YSU. He is survived by his mother, Debby (Bob) Parsons of Cortland; his girlfriend Cristin Pizzulo and their son, Tristan Brister, a daughter, Olivia Squibbs-Larman, one sister, Beth (Will) Brister of Cortland and three brothers, Chris (Julie) Brister, Josh Brister and Jake Brister, all of Cortland. The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 28, 2010, from 2 PM - 4 PM at the Shafer-Winans Funeral Chapel in Cortland. A memorial service will be held at 4 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Monitary donation may be made in lieu of flowers at the funeral home. Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Pete. I think of you everyday. You been gone to long and wish u could just come back. I miss my little brother, I miss our fights and I miss all the good times he had together. I miss you more and more everyday. I love you Pete.

Posted by chris - niles, OH - brother   August 19, 2015

Still look at the sky and see you. Still feel the wind and know your there. Still listen to the radio and hear you. Still look in her eyes and see you and what you could have been. Time doesn't change a thing. I think of you every day. Miss you. Mad at you. Wish you could see what a beautiful person Olivia is becoming. I know we will see you again.

Posted by <3 - OH   March 24, 2012

i sit here and think about my brother and my father right before i go to bed and i dont know why. life was cut too short for the both of them. i miss you bro. i love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Josh Brister, his brother - cortland, ohio, OH   December 28, 2011


Posted by Chris your brother - CORTLAND, OH   April 07, 2010

our love and memories will burn to keep my heart alive until we live together forever again it was our monkey baby and we were a team i will think of all the good times in love we shared and will miss you forever Your true blue boo pbb&mhb

Posted by JC - Cortland, OH   April 04, 2010

God Bless you Debby and your family. May you all find peace.

Posted by Rhonda Stanish - Brookfield, OH   March 31, 2010

Debby, I am so sorry, I just found out about your son. Debby I will pray that God will watch over you and your family in this very difficult time. Call me if you need to. Love - Debbie Verbosky

Posted by Debbie Verbosky - Beaver Falls, PA   March 29, 2010


RIP Pete!

Posted by Linda    March 29, 2010

Pete was a good friend of mine in highschool and it is very sad what has happened. Brister family you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Angela Mostoller Hellam - Cortland, OH   March 29, 2010

Pete was a close friend to me in high school and I will always remember how kind he was, how quick he was to give a hug or make me smile. I was blessed to have known him and to have shared in his life that was cut too short. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. My deepest condolences to the Brister family. God bless you all.

Posted by Kaylan Lehotsky - Bethesda, MD   March 29, 2010

My deepest thoughts and prayers for Pete's entire family! Pete and I were very close friends and shared some great moments together that I will hold near and dear to my heart. He's now at peace and I think that's all he ever wanted.

Posted by Ashley Anderson-Dobbins & Family - Poland, OH   March 28, 2010

Dear Beth, Willy, & Family, I am so sorry to hear about your brother/ son. I know it is a very difficult time for you all but I promise as days go on it will get better once you feel comforted that Pete is in a great place. My family just went threw this less than a year ago with my uncle, Jarrod and we still have grievnesses but we think of the happy times that we had with them. I give you all my condolences and prayers that each day will get better for you. Please take care. Beth or Will if you guys need anything please let me know. I know this is a diffacult time for everyone. Tiffany Hartle & Family

Posted by Tiffany Hartle - Cortland, OH   March 28, 2010

My deepest sympathy to the Brister family. My prayers are with you. He will be missed. RIP Pete

Posted by Cortney W - cortland, OH   March 28, 2010

Among many things Pete was a good friend who i've shared some great memories with! God knows he hasn't had it easy but for petes sake he can finally be at peace. You will be remembered and missed petey! R.I.P.

Posted by Mike Lariccia & Family - Cortland, OH   March 28, 2010

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Brister family.Pete you were a great guy with a wonderful sense of humor and a great heart.May god bless you.Rest in peace my friend.

Posted by Joe Skiffey - Niles, OH   March 28, 2010

Love you baby baby.

Posted by cristin - Warren, OH   March 28, 2010

RIP Petey ya bro.....

Posted by - Cortland, OH   March 28, 2010

You have my prayers - our son passed away 5 years ago April 5th - find a GriefShare group in the area it helps to be able to talk to someone other than family. God Bless

Posted by EM - Warren, OH   March 28, 2010

i just want to say that it has been ten years since i have seen pete but he was a good kid then and i'm sure not much has changed on that aspect. i wish you all the best and hope that you are able to find some joy in this. he's much better off where he is now. i too lost my little brother. if there is EVER anything that i can do for ANY of you, please do not hesitate to seek my assistance!!

Posted by rachel fairchild - elkhart, IN   March 28, 2010

Pete was apart of my life for a long time and I have alot of great memories to keep in my heart of us. I will miss him and will always wish I had more time with him. His personality and smile could like up a room. I hope he watches over all of us~ I will miss you Pete <3 love always abbey>

Posted by Abbey Adgate - Warren, OH   March 28, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Brister family.

Posted by Carrie & Debbie Stutler - Warren, OH   March 28, 2010

Our hearts go out to all of the family. You will be missed Pete.

Posted by Bryan and Lisa Kroll - Warren, OH   March 28, 2010


I'm lighting this blue candle for Pete, because blue was his favorite color.

Posted by A.P.    March 27, 2010

So saddened by Petes death. We were fond of him. He was always such a respectable young man and our Abbey really liked him too. He always made himself at home and remember his big smile and joking manner. May God be with all of you and console you through such a tragic loss. Rest in Peace Peter. Our deepest sympathy Craig & Betty Adgate

Posted by Mr. & Mrs. Craig Adgate - Cortland, OH   March 27, 2010

My heart goes out to Pete's family and loved ones. I liked Pete, every time I was anywhere with him he was doing whatever he could to help. Like at the bookbag giveaway or at Cindy and Ken's wedding or helping me load Christmas gifts for needy kids last December. My prayers are with you all. Bill

Posted by Bill Padisak - Austintown, OH   March 27, 2010

I am very sorry for your loss. Losing a child is a horrible tragedy. Keep his memory close and remember all the good times. Deepest sympathy, Linda

Posted by Linda Coburn/Shields - Cortland, OH   March 27, 2010

To Pete's family and friends: We are so deeply saddened by your beloved Pete's passing. When we lived next door to Bob and Debby, Pete was a pleasant, friendly teenager who never hesitated to smile, say hello, and come over to chat. He was SO GOOD with our young children, playing with them and cracking silly jokes. They adored him. We did, too. You will be in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of your sweet son, brother, and friend. Peace and blessings to all of you.

Posted by Doug/Leslie King - Reading, PA   March 26, 2010

Our heart and prayers go out to you for your loss. Pete was always so polite and nice to us! We all struggle at times and he is at peace now! All our Sympathy, Angelo, DeAnna, & Francesca Pizzurro

Posted by DeAnna Pizzurro - cortland, OH   March 26, 2010

I`ve known Pete since we were just kids with the Little Bulldogs and every memory I have of him are good ones. My favorite is the Champion football game. I even wrote about him in a college paper about that day. It`s just sad to think that was my final memory of him. My families thoughts prayers are with you and hopefully he is now at peace.

Posted by Heather (Fink) Moeller - Wooster, OH   March 26, 2010

im his brother and he will be alwayse be remembered in our hearts and we will alwayse miss him

Posted by jake brister - cortland, OH - im his brother   March 26, 2010

Debbie & Bobby. We're so sorry for the loss of your young son. We never met him but Debbie you are such a loving person he had to be great. You've endured too much in the last 8 months. Stay strong theirs a reason for everything and someday your understand.

Posted by Donna & Les Shelar - Niles, OH   March 26, 2010

Debbie & Bob, I am so sorry that you are having to endure the loss of Pete. I know he was a good kid because Jeff would always talk about him. I am so sorry that life had to take this turn for him and for you. It is hard to comprehend why our prayers are not answered the way we ask them. The only thought I have been able to hold on to since Jeff died is that God does know what He is doing. You do have some wonderful memories. Try to hold on to those and hug those 2 babies as close as possible. They will help you to endure. Love & prayers to your whole family.

Posted by Phyllis Landon - Lafayette, IN   March 26, 2010

Cannot tell you how shocked and sick we are over this. I know Pete had his problems, but, when we lived next door, he was always polite, so helpful to us, and thrilled to be doing so well with football! He had it all. Still think if it had not been for a serious football injury, his life would have taken a different path. Bless all of you. Love, Debbie and Harry King

Posted by Debbie/Harry King - Cortland, OH   March 26, 2010

We send our deepest sympathy to Cristin, Tristin and the entire family over this great loss. Carol and Steve Fackelman

Posted by carol fackelman - girard, OH   March 26, 2010

Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. I am Trudi's best friend and have known Petey, Chris and Beth for years. I am keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Jennifer Roach - Girard, OH   March 26, 2010

I knew Pete and I know the last few years of his life were turblent and troubled. Despite that he was a good kid with a good heart. His demons were just to strong. May he now find the peace he wasn't able to find in this life.

Posted by John - Cortland, OH   March 26, 2010

My prayers go out to the Brister family for I truely understand the pain and loss they are feeling.Time and precious memories will fill that hole and begin to mend your hearts.I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by connie kaster - Bristolville, OH   March 26, 2010

hey beth i just wanted to tell you and your family i'm VERY sorry for your loss..pete was a good guy and tristan was BEAUTIFUL! once again im sorry for your loss and i'm here for you if you need anything..(same with cristan and stuff)..thx

Posted by cassie bradway - warren, OH   March 26, 2010

Our deepest sympathy to the Brister Family and to Kristen and her family. We love you all! God has a plan and we will all know one day!

Posted by Dave Baer - Girard, OH   March 26, 2010

peter was a very special young man to us we worked with him and prayed he tryed so hard , but the monkey was on his back...he is now with OUR LORD and finally at peace .. WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU PETE our prayers are with his family

Posted by mark and theresa furrie - warren, OH   March 26, 2010

It's always sad when someone's young life ends too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Elizabeth Ickes - Duncansville, PA   March 26, 2010

Heaven has called upon you today, leaving so many words left to say. But now it's too late, for your time has come, words unspoken; I am sure everybody has some. Regrets and wishes are probably there too, but lasting forever are memories of you. I was there when you needed a place to stay, just like you would be there for me night or day. There have been many times that we disagreed, but we were there for each other in time of need. Now it's time for me to say Good-Bye, until we meet again in heaven. I LOVE YOU PETE

Posted by Beth your sister - cortland, OH   March 26, 2010

He is at peace, My friend wil be missed but always loved.

Posted by Gary M Black - West Jordan, UT   March 26, 2010

Deepest sympathy to Cristin and the Brister family.

Posted by Alan and Debbie M. - McDonald, OH   March 26, 2010

I am so sorry for your loss. Pete used to come over to our home and visit with my daughter.He was always pleasant and we all enjoyed watching him play football. He will be missed. May God be with your family.

Posted by carolyn hribar - cortland, OH   March 26, 2010

Our deepest sympathy to Cristin and her family and the Brister family.

Posted by Lora B. - Girard, OH   March 26, 2010