Brenda Lee Gumbrecht Sickler passed away on February 1, 2022 after a short illness. Born to Christian and Brenda (Kraft) Gumbrecht on June 13, 1957. She was 64 years old.
Born in Amityville, New York, Brenda spent her early childhood years on the Great South Bay with her parents, sisters, and extended family. Many summers were spent at their cottage on West Fire Island accessible only by boat. Her father, a craftsman, built the boats and homes enjoyed by the family. In 1966, her family moved to Hampton Bays where she attended elementary school and became rooted in our east end community. Seasonally, the family lived along the Shinnecock Bay where she, her sisters, and cousins homesteaded near and operated (the former) Oscar’s fishing station packing bait for local fishermen, renting boats to customers, and exploring the bay. She graduated from Hampton Bays High School in 1975 and started her own family soon after. Known for her humor and gregarious nature, she was well-loved throughout the community. She spent many years in banking where she found lifelong friends with whom she remained close. She married the love of her life, Kevin Sickler, on December 31,1999, happily spending the next twenty-two years together. An avid participant in fishing and shellfishing activities with her husband, Brenda enjoyed boating, crafting, film, bowling, and spending time with her grandchildren. A long time lover of animals, she delighted in caring for her pets.
She is predeceased by her father and is survived by her husband Kevin, her children Sherryll Huber (Daniel Kuehn) and Terrence Huber, her mother Brenda Gumbrecht (great Grammie), her sisters Diane (Harvey) Wegener and June Stratford and their families, her grandchildren Katrina and Greta, and cousins located up island, upstate, Florida, and the West Coast. A memorial service will be held at Scott Rothwell Funeral Home 20 Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays on Tuesday February 8th from 2:00-4:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Southampton Animal Shelter are appreciated.