Brett Oblisk

Obituary of Brett Alan Oblisk

MUNROE FALLS - Brett Alan Oblisk, 55, died August 16, 2020. Life begins as a blank canvas. There are endless possibilities of what may make itself onto the page. The artist takes his/her palette and creates a work that will define their legacy for the rest of time. The following will highlight the legacy left behind by Brett Alan Oblisk. Born in Akron, Brett was created the prototypical athlete. Hulking in frame, and boundless in capability, Brett excelled at anything he picked up. While football was his love affair athletically, he could do anything he set his mind to. He chose to be the best at that particular desire. When Brett wanted to learn an instrument, he picked up drumming naturally. When something went on a chalkboard, it was sealed in his mind effortlessly. His capabilities were endless. In adulthood, Brett would pick up other hobbies at leisure and quickly become one of the best. Brett became one of the top powerlifters in the nation by the time he was 21. Brett was widely renowned for his acumen in martial arts: he achieved numerous black belts across many disciplines, allowing him to help train active military members and police officers, as well as ordinary citizens in self-defense. His passion was not secluded to his own endeavors, he also helped his children to achieve high levels of athletic amateurism during their time competing. His son Justin was ranked 36th in the world in powerlifting by age 24, son Jeffery was a dual sport athlete in college and posted incredible feats athletically during combines, and youngest son Nicholas was All-Conference and All-NE Ohio Inland multiple times during his high school football career. An underrated aspect of his athletic career was coaching. He assisted several athletic programs for children and posted an incredible number of undefeated seasons as a head coach. It was his pride in regional dominance (namely Stow-Munroe Falls and Ohio State) that raised the stakes for him on the field and on the sideline. What allowed Brett to be great was his toughness. He had a grit that was uncanny, and it was steeped into the morals of anyone he found himself in contact with. The men he competed with were better for having spent the time with him. His family was molded in the ideology that there are no breaks and that training for leisure or competition is a lifestyle, not an option to be adhered to when it is convenient. Brett loved the best way he knew how. Despite the numbers of ways in which he was humbled by time and circumstance, he was incredibly loyal. He roamed around like a lion leading his pride. No slight too small to go unanswered, no interaction too small to not warrant a response, if you slighted his family in any regard, you must have the desire to win, otherwise he certainly would. This was known to others by seeing the fiery disposition in his dark blue eyes. Brett left a portion of his canvas unfinished; a painting left incomplete by timing. At first glance this may appear to have been done in error, but it is quite the contrary. Brett is leaving behind a legacy. A legacy that remains unfinished despite his leaving the world of men. His legacy is carried on by the memories he has created with others, and the memories to be created by those around him. His family and loved ones will fill in the voids of the canvas and create the shading that will be the completed work of art left for generations to observe. Brett is preceded in death by his son Maxwell and brother Bart, and he is survived by his sons; Jeff (partner Kim), Justin, and Nick (fiancé Hannah); granddaughter Isabella; mother and step-father, Edith and Herb Soyk; high school sweetheart and mother of his boys, Lynn; English Bulldog, Jericho and cousin, Judy Greathouse. Private entombment at Greenlawn Memorial Park was held at the convenience of the family. Should friends desire, in memory of Brett, donations may be made to Haven of rest Ministries - 175 E. Market Street, Akron, OH 44308.
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