Brent Chillemi

Brent J. "BJ" Chillemi

Friday, June 21st, 1974 - Monday, January 27th, 2020
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Brent Jason (“B.J.”) Chillemi born June 21, 1974, State College, PA; Died January 27, 2020, Catonsville, MD after an injury sustained during a late-night ping pong game. (Because of course he would.)
B.J. matriculated through the Franklin schools in Reisterstown, where he met many of his friends with whom he was thick as thieves even past his passing.
B.J. received a Wildlife and Fisheries degree from Frostburg State University, which naturally led him to IT Sales Positions with APC Technologies, Schneider Electric, and Rubrik, where he dazzled people within the Federal Channels, although his family had no idea what he sold.
His passions included the Baltimore Ravens (Ca-Caw!), Fishing (particularly on Liberty Reservoir), and live music (Greensky Bluegrass & Phish shows will never be the same; Puma will miss him dearly at the Newport Jazz Festival which they attended together for 19 years), lacrosse (playing goalie in high school, college, and in clubs until he wisely started assisting youth teams), and Union Craft Brewery (where they recently ran cans dedicated to BJ).
BJ was an organ donor, which you should be too. The over 100 attendees who traveled across the country to his Honor Walk at St. Agnes Hospital were a testament to the light BJ brought into every room.
His death was preceded by his father Vincent Ennio Chillemi and four grandparents.
Those carrying his legacy include Mother Carol Fernbach Chillemi, Sister Alicia Chillemi Slocomb, Brother in Law Paul Slocomb, Nephew Joshua Vincent Slocomb, Aunt Susan Fernbach, Uncle Jim Rishebarger, Brother Robert Stine, and countless friends who are family.
A celebration of life will be held at Union Craft Brewery, 1700 W. 41st St.Ste.420 Baltimore, MD 21211 POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE
Memorials may be made to the House of Ruth, (BJ believed women are our country’s best resource), the Maryland Environmental Trust (the Liberty Reservoir watershed was his second home), and the Living Legacy Foundation (organ donations save lives). Arrangements by Burrier-Queen Funeral Home and Crematory, P.A. Online condolences at
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    Union Craft Brewing
    1700 W. 41st St. #420
    BALTIMORE, MD 21221
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    Celebration of Life "Ascots and Arm Bands" Postponed until June 2020 Friends.... As I am sure you expected, we are postponing BJ’s Celebration. Please help spread the word. We want to hold it at a time where we can truly celebrate, and hug, and laugh, and cry, and tell the stories - stories- stories as safely as we possibly can. We are tentatively looking towards June; we will update you as soon as we can. And as we will all be leaning on virtual connections much more over the next bit- feel free to share any pre-celebration BJ stories here... laughter can be the best medicine!


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Paulette Russell

Posted at 12:20pm
Alicia and family - I will always remember Brent (this is what always called him while we were both employed at APC), as a bright light who would light up a room with his smile and charisma.
He would brighten anyone's day with just a HELLO!
After he left APC in Rhode Island and move back to Maryland, he always contacted me for my HOT PEPPER JELLY at Christmastime and he was so generous with sending me his check.
He lives on in everyones' memory and in the "special" people who are now part of BJ - Brent!
May God Bless you all during this difficult time.
Paulette Russell


Steve Jarosinski

Posted at 08:43pm
BJ's energy and passion for life will always be remembered.
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Michael Stern

Posted at 04:25pm
BJ was a one of a kind person. An outstanding colleague and awesome person to be around. He was one of the most infectiously positive people I've ever met. I will sorely miss him as well as everyone else from the Rubrik Defense Department team. Fairwell and following seas, dear friend.

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