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Kevin Brophy, a University of Georgia basketball player, died on Thursday, July 20, 2006.
Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Jul. 20, 2006.
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February 18, 2021
hey bro.been a while since I last posted. I think about you every time the dawgs are on
d.a. Nguyen
February 20, 2018
Hi Kev love and miss you Dad
June 26, 2017
Love you and miss you Kev xxx Mum
Anne Brophy
July 20, 2015
Hope you and Laura are up there enjoying the view buddy, another year on - another year closer to you xx love and miss you
Your big sis xxx
Linda Brophy
January 29, 2015
Hi Kev, just letting you know we are always thinking of you, miss you so much. Love you always xxx
Mum
Anne Brophy
November 13, 2014
hey man a new college season is about to start and we think about ya. u probably woulda been an assistant coach here with us as a bulldawg family member for life
d.a. nguyen
June 27, 2014
Hey Kebbles,
It's been awhile since I've been on here but I still think of you constantly. Ava often talks about heaven, but she calls it Kevin... Quite fitting really! Our son Connor Kevin is taking after his uncle in height. He's already taller than his cousin who is a year older! Maybe a future basketball star?! It's hard to believe it will be 8yrs without you this year. I still miss you as much as ever. Thank you for sending me little signs to make sure I know you're here. RIP Kebbles xxxxx I love you xxxx
Linda Brophy
February 26, 2014
Kev....it is basketball playoff time. You know that because you led us to another championship last year. Your picture will always be looking over us in the MataDome and it makes it so much easier for me to continue to tell your story. Love and miss you my Aussie son.
Mark Sussman
September 6, 2013
Zara has been talking about her Uncle Kev lately. Still thinks the picture of you is me but I'm excited for her to get to know you. Wish it could be face to face but I've put that thought to bed. 7 years will do that. Distance however doesn't come between us. Still feel you close to me and know that Zara's special Uncle Kev looks out for her. I love you my sweet brother!
Steve Brophy
July 25, 2013
hey man, we all miss ya
d.a. nguyen
March 22, 2013
hey dude, march madness started yesterday and i miss you
d.a. nguyen
July 19, 2012
My darling son, miss you so much! Always in my heart and thoughts! Be at peace!
Your loving Mum xxx
Anne Brophy
July 16, 2012
Hi Kev ,Its nearly 6 years since I received that phone call that changed our lives forever.This is my first time to put a message on this site and there are tears streaming down my face as I try to finish it .As you know we talk frequently but I love and miss you so much my son ,my only consulation is I know as time goes by I am getting closer to seeing and holding you again in heaven.Rest in peace in Gods care my beautiful boy .Dad
Eamonn Brophy
April 7, 2012
hey man, we thinking about you down here
d.a. nguyen
November 20, 2011
Hi Kev,
Can't stop thinking about you all this week,miss you so much! You have left such a gap in our lives that can't be filled no matter how busy we keep! Hope you are at peace darling boy, look over us in spirit. Love you and miss you xxx
Your loving Mum,
Anne xxx
Anne Brophy
July 21, 2011
Hi Kev,
So hard to believe it's 5 years since that dreadful day we lost you! It breaks our hearts not to have your physical presence in our lives, we miss your laughter, your cheeky spirit, we just miss you!!!Your spirit lives on in all of us, our 4 grand-daughters will know of you and will hear your name as a constant in their lives. We see your spirit in them and love them all the more because of it!!
Dad and I miss our precious Kev,know that you are with us in spirit always,we love you heaps and know we will soon be together again .
Rest easy in peace my darling boy,
Your loving Mum xxx
Anne Brophy
July 19, 2011
Hey Kev, five years on... still so hard to believe that so much time has passed since I've seen you or heard you. I hope that you hear me now. I know you are watching down on your new nieces Ava and Zara, they have a lot of your traits... Ava with her cheeky personality and Zara with chubby cheeks and ears just like you, so so cute! We know they would have loved their 'unchle tev' as Alana used to call you. We will ensure that your memory lives on in them and they know how special you are. Taking Ava to your grave tomorrow. She'll be decked out in her Georgia gear in your honour buddy. I miss your voice, your laugh, your big bear hugs... I just miss you buddy. I'll love you always and can't wait to see you in heaven xoxox Pins
Linda Brophy
December 25, 2010
Hi Kev,
Missed you today at our Christmas lunch but know you were looking down on us as we had a lovely time together as a family. You will always be in our thoughts at this holiday time. We miss you so much and will always love you xxx
Love Mum
Anne Brophy
December 2, 2010
Kevin: just looking at Connor Nolte's blog and it had your Guest Book on it with the link. Just had to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays message. We play Tech next week so ask God to send a special angel to help us beat them for u! God bless and I dearly miss seeing you at UGA!
Kathy Travis
August 15, 2010
hey dude, summer is in full swing here in athens, wish u could have been here to enjoy it
d.a. nguyen
July 25, 2010
To my darling Kev,
Celebrated your anniversary in Ireland with all our family and friends, laughed and cried reliving your time with us. Know you are our special angel looking after us all, but that does not ease the pain of your loss. You will always be in my heart,my son
Love and miss heaps
xxx
Mum
Anne Brophy
July 20, 2010
Kev
I enjoyed our "conversation" this morning. Your legacy will always be here as long as I am breathing. I tell your story countless times during the week to anyone that will listen and even to those that won't. The years don't make it any easier because the memories are so large and vivid but I know that you are in a wonderful place looking over us all. Tonight, I will break the diet and eat a piece of Capucinno Pie for you. Love you and miss you. SUSS
Mark Sussman
July 20, 2010
Well Kev, four years has passed. Just writing that brings tears to my eyes. To continue living in your honour, I started a new tradition this year. I call it the "Kev 25" and it is a challenge to grab life by the hands and make dreams a reality. Each person must make a list of 25 goals/hopes/dreams that they wish to achieve before your next anniversary. These goals can be anything, small or big. It will help us to capture life as we live it. As your high school yearbook quote said "the future lies with those who believe in the beauty of your dreams" and I want to make sure that I make the most of my time (as well as make you proud). I know that you still shine for us mate, feel it everyday! I also know that you will love being an uncle again (Jan 8). Wish I was saying all of this face to face but I've dealt with that. I know now that our conversations are a little different...but always still as precious and memorable.
I love you heaps buddy,
Keep smiling
Steve Brophy
July 2, 2010
hey dude,

are u enjoying this world cup?
d.a. nguyen
May 15, 2010
hey broph,

things here have calmed down now that classes are out for the summer. miss u here. we all think about u every day
d.a. nguyen
March 19, 2010
hey man, march madness has started. too bad u aren't here watching it with us
d.a. nguyen
February 26, 2010
Hi Kev,
Happy 25th birthday my darling boy! we went out for dinner in your honour last night and celebrated your life. We miss you every moment of every day. Keep watching over us! my own sweet precious angel.
Love always xxx
Mum
January 9, 2010
Hey Kebbles,
Been thinking of you a lot lately. It's an exciting time for Shaun and I. I know you would be stoked to be an uncle again, but it's hard knowing our bub will never physically meet you. Don't worry though, we'll make sure that he or she knows how truely special their uncle Kev is. Keep walking with me. It makes it easier knowing you are always around and that you're safe up there. Love you always xoxoxoxo
Linda Brophy
January 2, 2010
brophy,

it's a new year. a new year to hope, to dream, to love, to laugh, and to make plans for. i hope that you are in heaven watching over us.

d.a.
d.a. nguyen
December 24, 2009
broph,

it's x-mas ever here in athens, and i hope that you are watching us as we miss you each and every day. u touched all of our hearts and souls
d.a. nguyen
December 24, 2009
Kevin:
Well, the Aussies did it again. We just hosted a JV Boys, Girls and Varsity Boys team from Adelaide, Australia...the Sturt Sabres. WOW !! They destroyed our teams...BUT, what a chance to tell your story and show that with dedication and hard work - they can make their dreams come true. So many of those young men and women knew the Kevin Brophy story. I was gleaming with pride to know I had a part of that legacy, but would have traded any of that to have you standing at my side instead. I know that this is a tough time for your family and we have them in our hearts and minds always. Rest in peace buddy.
Mark
Mark Sussman
December 23, 2009
Darling Kev,
It's Christmas tomorrow and we are all going to Steve and Kirsty's for lunch. You will be with us in our hearts and spirit. We miss you so much son!!! as always there is an empty place at our table and in our hearts. Love you always, so sad without you xxx
Rest in peace my sweet boy,
Love Mum xxx
Anne Brophy
December 13, 2009
Me again....Tomorrow starts the 4th Annual Kevin Brophy Middle School Basketball Tournament. It is all about keeping your story...your legacy alive. As long as I am breathing, we will tell your story of your dedication and commitment to your goal. We will tell the young players how they can become a "dream doer" like you. Rest in peace buddy.
Mark Sussman
November 26, 2009
Hey Broph !! Know what buddy....it's Thanksgiving Day and I am watching the Macy's Parade. You are the one that kept reminding me that Thanksgiving was an American holiday....and everyday I am reminded of you and how much we continue to love you and remember you. RIP.
Mark Sussman
August 29, 2009
Hey KB

I love you more as each day passes, my little girls will always remember their 'unchle Tev' as do we.

Miss you forever

Your big bro
Aidan Brophy
August 2, 2009
hey broph,

another school year is about to start here in athens. and that means another season. we've hired a new coach, mark fox. i wonder how you would have done as a member of his staff? u are a bulldawg through and through and i don't think it would have changed had u finished ur career here and graduated. i think u woulda gotten on the staff somehow. well i digress; i miss u man.
d.a. nguyen
July 24, 2009
Hey Kev,
I feel you walk beside me every day and I get angry with myself for not stopping to talk more but it still hurts so much. Days pass by without even registering on the monitor but that day is remembered in full. Phone calls sure do suck from time to time. Had a few moments lately that have brought those memories (that I have tried to suppress) back to the fore...all I can say is raw. I miss hearing you talk, hearing you laugh and a tiny percentage of me misses the 1am phone calls to ask for money (a very tiny percentage). I have found some new bands that you would love...hopefully God is tech savvy and has updated to ipods. Miss you lil man, not fair...

love you more than life than itself,

see you at the casino in heaven (your shout for beers!)

your big brother,

Stevo
Steve Brophy
July 21, 2009
Hi Kev,
Hard to believe it is 3 years since that awful day we lost you. Our family keeps your spirit and memory alive every day. We are so sad without your physical presence but feel your guidence and love around us especially when we are all together for family meals or occasions. My heart aches for you but I know that I have to wait to see you again and you are in a better place.
Rest in peace my darling boy,
Love you forever xxx
Mum
Anne Brophy
July 20, 2009
Hey Kebbles,
I miss you...... it still breaks my heart to think of life without you.

I love you.

Your sis, Pinds
Linda Borg (nee Brophy)
July 20, 2009
Kevin:
It has been three long, sad years since that horrid phone call. It is a memory that I would like to forget BUT, you my son - I will never forget. Your legacy lives on in my home, my office, Memorial Day School, and most of all - my heart.
We will continue to always ..."DO IT FOR BROPH".
Mark Sussman
July 4, 2009
Broph:
I can't help but laugh today remembering our conversations regarding July 4. "It's an American holiday" you would remind me. What do I know.
I know we all miss you and will continue to miss you. I know that we will continue to tell your story and keep the Brophy Legacy alive.
Rest in Peace my Aussie son.
Mark Sussman
July 3, 2009
bout to be the 4th of july man. i miss u. i hope that others that u have touched are remembering u on this national holiday. u will always be loved by all of us here in athens
d.a. nguyen
April 14, 2009
hey brophy, i miss u man. i got a new dog recently and named him after u. he's got all ur traits just about. short, stocky, easy going, and doesn't make much noise but his presence is always felt. i miss those random trips downtown and to the waffle house with u and the rest of the team.
d.a. nguyen
March 16, 2009
Hey Broph, Well another Birthday and we miss you as much as ever. Matt has moved home and gotten his first real job doing electric construction. He and I have had many talks about the two of you. He misses you dearly as do us all. Drew has decided to sell everything and go hike in Ireland. I know Matt still relys on your wisdom and knowledge. You will always be in our hearts. We love you and miss you

Jon
Jon Hunt
February 27, 2009
Hey lil man,
Been a long week...your birthday is always a rough day but we spent it in style. Celebrating you in style as a family and going to see Anberlin play...your birthday, your fav band...what a sign!! They blew us away too. I miss going to shows with you...was our thing. Thank you for the confidence and guts on the 28th to buy our first home. I asked for your help and true to form you came through for me. There is a room for you there always!!! I love you Kev...wish you were here!!! In a heartbeat I'd give it all back. Talk to you soon
Steve Brophy
February 27, 2009
Darling Kev,
We celebrated your 24th birthday yesterday. So sad without you! but we know you were with us in spirit. The Dogs beat Vanderbilt with a 3 pointer on the buzzer. We know you had a hand in that. Coach Pete rang me today and was in tears at the thought of your birthday being the day of the win. He was estatic! Mark too, is missing you everyday and keeps your legacy alive.
You will always be loved and sadly missed by Dad and I, Stephen, Aidan and Linda and all your wonderful friends who grew to love you too. We know you are in a better place now. Hope you are happy and safe. Part of my heart died with you that day but I treasure the 21 years I had you as my son. Keep looking after us.
Love you forever my darling Kev,
Mum xxx
Anne Brophy
February 26, 2009
Kevin:
Happy Birthday buddy. You should have been here today to celebrate your 24th birthday with me. I'm glad no one was in the gym this morning when I wished you a happy birthday.
We continue to mourn our loss but also continue to tell the Kevin Brophy story and hope that, even just one more kid, can be a better person for listening.
It continues to amaze me that number of lives you touched in such a short time, especially here in Savannah.
Rest in peace buddy - here we are continuing to 'DO IT FOR BROPH !"

Suss
Mark Sussman
February 25, 2009
Hey lil bro,
Well you would have been only 24 years old today, it seems so wrong when you think about it. There's only five weeks till myself and Shaun marry - it's sure to be a great party and we'll have the big Daves, Jacqui and Belinda there to try fill your shoes. It still will not be the same but we will be sure to make it a big celebration like you would have wanted. I know you're keepin an eye on Shaun's dad and we appreciate it - please keep it up. Thanks for the little messages that pop up whenever I need them. I miss you buddy, I wish I could hear your laugh again... Happy Birthday kebbles. I love you and miss you so much. You are forever in my heart and mind.

Love always,
your big sis,
Pinds
Linda Brophy
December 10, 2008
Hey Kev:
Well - basketball season is here. Hey, we just won a State Championship in football. Had to play the opponents and the refs...but you know all about that. Your Kevin Brophy Middle School Basketball Tournament is about to begin next week. You wouldn't believe all of the interest we have had and how many people have been hearing "your" story. I will keep telling it for as long as I have someone to tell it too. Your American family thinks about you everyday. Your memorial wrist band has become permanently attached to my wrist and is totally faded away.
We will continue to honor your life and the spirit in which you lived it. We miss you and will never, ever, forget our Aussie son.

MARK
MARK SUSSMAN
November 3, 2008
Hey Kebbles,
I am now a married man...something you told me to hurry up and do. The day of and the days leading up to the wedding were spectacular and I know you were around helping us celebrate. It was definitely a tough day without your physical prescence but your smiles brought great spirit to everyone involved. I remember our chat in Sydney where we talked about each of the brothers getting a turn at being best man...Aidan and I agree that you are our best man!! Kirsty misses you like crazy just like everyone here and the party rocked just like you would have wanted. I miss you mate but I'm inspired more and more each day to live. A good friend told me that our passed on loved ones live through us and I know you are helping me out as I travel through life. Till we meet again little man...I love you.
your big bro
Steve Brophy
October 17, 2008
Hey Kev,

Tomorrow we celebrate Steve's last few weeks as a single man...you were supposed to be here with us physically but we get by with the might of your spirit. It feels like yesterday when we last spoke, it also seems like 10 lifetimes, I don't want those memories to fade. As hard as it is, i figure everyday I get through is day I get closer to seeing you.

Aido
Aidan Brophy
October 15, 2008
Kevin:
Guess this is as good of a therapy for me as any. Your Kevin Brophy Memorial Golf Tournament raised close to $7,000.00. That is a record number for us and shows the continued effect you had on so many and the love, respect and life-long admiration they will continue to have for you.
Rest in peace buddy. We are taking care of things here in your name. We will always "DO IT FOR BROPH".
Mark Sussman
August 31, 2008
Kev:
Well - it's almost time for our Kevin Brophy Scholarship Golf Tournament. I would gladly have taken the money that we have raised out of my pocket to have you here playing rather than have this tournament in your memory. Many of your friends have continued to support us and that is a wonderful tribute to the person you were.
We all miss you and there isn't a day that goes by that we don't think about you, talk about you, and too, too often - find ourselves talking to you. I know you hear me and have sent your cute little signals to let me know that.
I will continue to tell the Kevin Brophy story and you will always have a place in my heart.
Suss
Mark Sussman
August 15, 2008
Kevin - You will always be a part of my life and of Ryan and Tom for whatever happens you and your family have left a gift of love which has left us on this earth better people for having you crossed our path. xxxxxx
jeanette Barclay
July 22, 2008
Hey Kebbles,
Just got back from Athens after spending the weekend there to celebrate your life. Boy what a celebration it was. You have inspired so many people to seize the day and their lives are forever different. At times I was sad over the weekend....two years, wow...but we spent the weekend laughing and enjoying your prescence. Coach Herm cooked out a storm, Cam fell off the chair, Bliss, Matt, Jeff and I drank Athens out of beer and Mollie is a consultant with her own business card (my life goal, lol). The weather over the weekend really sent home the fact that the weather you encountered on your way home was a freak of nature and the odds were against you. I miss you everyday lil man and the love grows stronger with every passing second. Keep shining on us all. Your big bro
Steve Bophy
July 20, 2008
Hi Broph, Well, it's been two years. Susan and I talk about you a lot. Thanks for keeping an eye on Matt. This tragic event put him on a different path and I am proud to say his grades are great. I believe you played a big part in that. I believe you are playing a role in the lives of everyone you knew and what a great legacy to leave. Keep looking down upon us all and cheer for them dawgs.

We miss you dearly and you will forever be in our hearts
Jon and Susan Hunt
July 18, 2008
Hey Broph,
I can't believe it's been almost 2 years. Hope you've gotten a chance to meet dad now! I'm bummed that I won't be able to see your family in Athens.
You will be forever missed!
-Em
Emily Rich
July 17, 2008
Hey Kev:
Well, I just drove back from St. Simon's and the GISA Coaching Clinics. It was there, just two very long years ago, that you and I spoke. You were tired but thrilled to be coming home. Although it isn't the 20th, the trip was very solemn for me and has always been painful for me to return to the clinics. Two years that seem like yesterday - yet also seem like 200 years ago. We will never forget and will continue to honor your memory. Life is just not the same without you. Rest in peace son and know that there are so many of us who remember you and who will continue to love you.

SUSS
Mark Sussman
July 1, 2008
Thanks for the message the other day champ... good to know that they welcomed you with open arms. I'll keep fighting and living my life to the fullest. Hope I do you proud. I love you xoxo
Linda Brophy
June 22, 2008
Hey Kebbles, it is so strange to think that it is now almost two years since you've been gone. In one sense it feels like just yesterday that we lost you, but so much has happened since you've gone, it feels like a lifetime... You've been visiting me a lot in my dreams lately, I guess you seem to sense when I need you. Steve and I were speaking the other day about not having you there on our wedding days, funny that every dream I've had with you lately has been of that day - I guess that's you telling me not to worry eh?? You'll be there I'm sure of it. I wish I could give you hug Kev, I miss you so much. Heaven is lucky to have you. Keep visiting me ... I will love you always, your big sis Pinds xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Linda Brophy
June 20, 2008
Hey buddy, i'm moving closer to your neck of the woods...guess kindred spirits do that. See all of our friends soon and can't wait. I have so many songs to share with you...my mixes are getting better with age!!! No words can fill the gap but listening to our songs while i'm running is like talking to you, {insert cliche here}...stop being a tool and get out of my dreams for once and say hello!!!

love you and dreading my wedding day without you.

your partner in crime
Steve Brophy
May 16, 2008
Broph:
Well, another year has past and I had to try and get through announcing the winner of our Kevin Brophy Scholarship. Of course, I didn't. Our principal had to step in and read your story. It breaks my heart everytime I think about all you would have done BUT, there is some comfort in knowing that I have protected your legacy and others who have loved you have continued to support our scholarship program in your memory and in your honor.
You would probably have graduated from UGA last week as a member of the SEC Champion Bulldawgs. I will see Dave in a few weeks as he is coming down to do a football clinic for me. I am sure we will go eat some Cappuccino Pie in your honor.
We miss you, we love you, and we will never, ever forget you.
Love you son.

SUSS
Mark Sussman
March 27, 2008
Broph, Well the good do get rewarded, your presence was felt among your teammates and you took them dawgs to a championship. The "3" on my shoulder got a little brighter with all this, even without your physicial presence, you spiritual impact on everyone is amazing. You know how important you are to us as well as evryone you touched. Our "austrailian dawg angel "has allot of work to do to looking after all of us but you are doing a wonderful job! We will miss you forever!
Jon Hunt
March 22, 2008
Whats up big dog? Well, it's all over but we went out on top for sure. Everyday just seemed unbeatable only to be topped by the next. We built this bad boy into something special and now its up to them to keep it going. Of course, the big dance was even better than I dreamed it would be, but you arleady know that...you were there with us. Love ya always and keep shining down on me. db
Dave Bliss
March 16, 2008
Kevin:
I know you had your hand in this weekend's activities in Atlanta. Your team..the team that you were to be Captain of along with your buddy Dave, pulled off the impossible. 4 SEC wins in three days. What fun you would have had and yet, somehow, I know you were there. Your class is the SEC Champions. Absolutely unbelievable. In life you were a leader. Your legacy continues to inspire. Kevin Brophy lives !! I miss you and will never forget you.

SUSSMAN
Mark Sussman
March 8, 2008
Hey Buddy:
Today, the University of Georgia honored you during the pre-game Senior recognition. Billy Humphrey went to center court and received your framed photo wearing your #3 jersey. Dave looked good and his parents were there with him. Then the game began and Dave took off his pre-game and was honoring you wearing #3. I had just got out of the hospital and Mr. and Mrs. Barefield went to Athens to be their. They miss and love you as much as any of us.
You would have played your last home game and would be graduating in a few weeks. The pain of losing you will never go away nor will we ever forget that spiked hair and crooked smile. I know you are playing well for the ultimate coach. Be well my friend.
FRIENDS FOREVER.

SUSS
Mark Sussman
February 29, 2008
Hey Kev,
Happy 23rd birthday lil bro....i miss you more as each day passes. thanks for looking over me the other day, i felt you were smiling down on me..god knows i needed your presence. we all miss you, i try to make you proud each day.
aido
aidan brophy
February 28, 2008
Darling Kev,
Happy 23rd birthday.The pain of your loss is so unbearable, we feel so cheated of you life and dreams.Our hearts ache to be near you,to hold you, to have a chat and a laugh.
Rest in peace sweetheart.
Love Mom and Dad xxxxx
Anne and Eamonn Brophy
February 26, 2008
23 would have seen you as a Senior in a team that you would be the captain of and a team that would be heading to the NCAA tourney. You would have met & held your niece Leah, celebrated the fact that Linda & Shaun got engaged and would have been preparing for my wedding. Mollie and you would probably already be engaged and you both would have had the world at your feet. Instead we are left with the greatest void in our lives and are haunted by the horrible memories of the past year and a half. Time is supposed to have helped out here but it seems to be working against us. I cannot make any sense out of it and I can truely say that I hurt more and more each day. The finality of it is the most bitter pill to swallow and I just can't grasp the fact that it is real. We are all missing you buddy...there is not a second of any day that we don't. I hope you are in a great place, with a great view of us. I love you mate more than words can ever say and I miss my lil bro. Happy 23rd birthday lil man.
Steve Brophy
February 25, 2008
Happy Birthday Kebbles... I seems so wrong to think that you would only have been 23 today. Life just isn't fair. I've been thinking of you as always and keep seeing you in my dreams. It makes it even harder to wake up... and you know I always struggled with that anyway! I miss you buddy and wish I could have just one more moment. When I see God, I will definately be giving him a box in the ears for taking you away so early. I can't wait to see you again buddy... keep a seat warm for me in heaven.
I love you more than ever,
Your big sis Pinds xo
Linda Brophy
January 6, 2008
Happy New Year Kev:
That was one we celebrated together because you always reminded me that Thanksgiving was an "american" thing not an "aussie" holiday.
Well - the 2nd Annual Brophy BB Tny ended with 31 teams. We are getting calls from all over the state for next year. Our trust fund in your name grows and we will be able to continue the Brophy legacy. It is my way to keep your name and your memory alive to everyone that I come in contact with. So many people have contributed to that fund in your honor.
We love you and we miss you terribly BUT, you will live on in our hearts and minds forever.
"Your Friend For Life"
MARK SUSSMAN
January 3, 2008
Hey Broph,
I just got back from the Sugar Bowl you would have been proud of them dawgs. Only Matt and I could go We thought about you a lot and talked a lot about what you did for him, I am forever in debt to the Brophy Family for sharing you. Your counsel was invaluable and you wisdom was far in advance of your chronological age. We both miss you very much. I guess you saw everything including the bet Matt put on the number three on the roulette wheel and hit it at 35 to 1 odds! Thanks! I wore the Black Jersey you and Matt gave me two years ago for christmas, Everytime I have worn it to a game we have won. Must be that ole Brophy Mojo. I had someone offer to buy the jersey off my back, I told him it was to special and there wasn't enough money in this world for me give it up. . Keep an eye on everything, you are still in our thoughts every day. You're still the man in our eyes. We love ya.

All of the Hunts
Jon, Susan, Matt, Drew Hunt
December 28, 2007
Darling Kev,
Christmas was so hard without you,missing you! life is an everyday struggle still,and now we face another year without you. We know your spirit lives on in all of us and gives us a strength to keep on going. May God keep you safe, till we see you again. Miss you and will always love you, Kebbles. xxxxxx
Love Mum and Dad.
Anne and Eamonn Brophy
December 25, 2007
Merry Christmas buddy, just not the same without you. Miss you more than words can say. Tell Jesus I'll square him up with the money you borrowed from him when I get up there. Love you lil bro, keep smiling down!!!
Steve Brophy
December 23, 2007
Hey Kev,
Just thinking of you as I always do....I know you are looking over us at Christmas, its so hard this time of year, its just not fair we lost you so young...wish you were here.
I love you mate
Aido
Aidan Brophy
November 26, 2007
Hey bud: Well, time is moving on and I find myself busy putting together the 2nd Annual Kevin Brophy Middle School Basketball Tournament to benefit your scholarship. WOW !! Almost 40 teams have requested to come making this the largest middle school tny in the southeast....and it is all in your honor. You don't know how much I wish you could be here coaching our team, but in your honor it shall be and I will make sure it is nothing but class and the best. You deserve that. We miss you terribly. I know you are playing in the biggest gym and for the best coach. Rest in peace my friend.

SUSS
MARK SUSSMAN
November 8, 2007
Hey buddy,
Been talking about you at school and once again you have won their hearts. It sucks that is my Safety unit in Health and I am talking about car safety and wearing a seatbelt. Who knows what might have been had you been wearing yours? Your memory will help these kids and their families and hopefully spare some poor family the pain that we have gone through. I think about you everyday and wish that I could share some of my stories with you. I know that you would have also loved the new Jimmy Eat World, Anberlin and Dashboard albums, they're awesome. Anyway buddy, keep smiling down on us. Love ya, miss ya!!
your big bro,
ps wore your Jordans the other day and tore the court up, raining threes from the carpark, "Jack" style!!!
Steve Brophy
October 30, 2007
hey kev, its early morning here and I'm thinking about you as usual....we missed you at Leah's christening this past weekend, keep watching over us all, we love you, see you soon!

Aido
Aidan Brophy
October 29, 2007
Hey Broph. Just had a big weekend in FLA. We beat them gators. I thought about you alot. Whe have a new tradition before the game tail-gaters rub the 3 on my bulldog tatoo for luck. We know we have that Brophy "MOJO" with us at the game. The Hunts really miss you and think of you often. Keep looking after the boys

Lov ya
Jon and Susan Hunt
October 14, 2007
Wassup Broph ?
We just finished up our Memorial Day / Kevin Brophy Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament. The weather was perfect. The golf was perfect. The fund raising was perfect. BUT, I would have preferred not to be doing this.
As long as I can take a breath, I will tell your story to anyone who has ears. We will continue to honor your memory and the person that you were on and off the court. And we will continue to honor the Brophy family for the kind of people that they are.
Me... I miss you and I know I am only one of hundreds. You made a huge impact on this fat old man.
Rest in peace buddy. We are taking care of business for you on this end.
SUSSMAN
Mark Sussman
October 10, 2007
Hey Broph, just thinking about you and wanted to say hi...
Miss you so much!
Emily Rich
September 27, 2007
Hey buddy,
Just thinking of ya as usual. I can't understand sometimes how life can just keep moving forward when you are gone, and such a big part of our lives is still stuck on that terrible day. Part of me will never come back from that... never heal, it's still so painful. You would be happy that Shaun finally "pulled his finger" as you so eloquently put it and proprosed. I'm talking to all these people about the wedding and stuff, and it hurts because that day will not be the same without you there. God I miss you. I love you more than ever. Your big sis, Pinds
Linda Brophy
September 5, 2007
Hey Broph,
Just thinkin about you and wanted to say Hi...Miss you!
Love, Em
Emily Rich
September 1, 2007
What's Up Son:
Last night we played out at St. Andrew's. I got to see Eddie and a bunch of your friends including Congressman Kingston. It is still amazing to me how some "kid" from down under came to Savannah and took over. Everyone talks about you and we continue to honor your commitment, your dedication, and your loving personality.
UGA just opened their new practice facility. You would have been a Senior this season and would have led the Dawgs to their best season ever. They will continue to remember and honor you as well. As for me, I am trying to lose that weight we talked about. It has been a tough year without you and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't talk about you and so often, to you.
Your family struggles everyday and I am so proud to say that the Sussmans and Brophys are "family". We miss you terribly and will always continue to love you.

SUSS
MARK SUSSMAN
August 31, 2007
Hey Kev,
Tomorrow is Father's day in Australia, Dad struggles without you (as we all do) but of course he tries to pretend otherwise, Mum is the same but we all try to be strong...I look at my little girls everyday and wonder how I could cope without them, I just pray everyday that I don't ever have to find out. This year you would have been a senior, I like to think that you would have led the Dawgs to the Big Dance, maybe you still will- Go Dawgs! Keep looking over us all, remember that every step I take you take, every breath I breathe you breathe, you are with me...keep lifting me up.

Aido
Aidan Brophy
August 30, 2007
Hey Broph, Well it's that time of year again and I have to deal with another year of not having you meet us at "the spot". Our first trip of the season to Athens is tomorrow and although I am excited there is still a large cloud of sadness in my heart. I really miss meeting you at the tailgate spot and discussing you progress as a DAWG. The shoulder tatoo has turned out nice the big red 3 on the Dawg glares at you when you look at it. I am very proud to say that you had a special place in the hearts of the Hunts and very sad to say you left a hole that cannot be filled! Not a day goes by that you don't come up in our conversations. Everytime "your fattie" pitches a fit, we hear that infectious laugh! Keep an eye on us down here buddy. We pray every day that your wonderful family will find peace and heal. We love and miss you dearly.

Go Dawgs!!!!
Jon and Susan Hunt
August 27, 2007
Kev,
I know you look over me every day, I try to make you proud but I guess you know I am human...I miss you everyday, I wish I called more and let you know that I was so proud of what you accomplished in 21 years but thats my cross to bear. I know you know this now but I hate that it came to this....everyday is a struggle, listening to music reminds me fo you, watching video of you kills me, photos of you are too much too bear. I have one wish in life that is was me instead of you, its a big brother thing, I should have been there to protect you. I know you probably died before you knew it but I just hope with all my might you weren't scared or cold on that terrible stretch of freeway, I was with you, I took the pain, I kept you warm, I love you.
Aido
Aidan Brophy
July 24, 2007
hey broph,
I can't believe it's been a year since we lost you! I see mollie from time to time and she's so elegant and beautiful (I know this is hard mollie, but you always seem so strong). Also to the Brophy family, I know this is the hardest situation for you and honestly it will never seem real. I lost my dad 4 years ago and it seems like yesterday. You are all in my prayers!
Sincerely,
Emily Rich
Emily Rich
July 24, 2007
Hey Kebbles, just checking in on ya. Thanks for saying hello the other day by making the date on my brand new watch stop on the 20th for three days, even while the rest of the watch worked fine...appreciated it! We still expect to get a message or email to say that you will be back home soon, May-July was the time when the whole gang was back together again. I have had so many feelings rush through my head over the past year but the overwhelming sadness and despair still remain with me...guess it will till we see each other again (sorry but it wont be for a while). Start my new job this week and I plan on sharing your inspirational life with the kids...I am sure they will be very impressed. Kev, part of us died with you on the 20th but I look at this as part of us was taken by you as a reminder of the great love we share as a family. Keep up the hellos mate, we'll be watching and listening.
love from your big bro and partner in crime.
Steve Brophy
July 22, 2007
hey kev, one year on and it still feels like that yesterday i heard dad on the phone telling me that we had lost you....i will die a happy man never hearing that pain and helplessness in dad's voice. I was angry at you for not wearing your seatbelt, anger that faded in the midst of all the pain and anguish of realising that I would not be see until i passed on...there are days when i am happy and some days where getting out of bed is an accomplishment...i can't look at photos or videos without crying...sometimes life just sucks eh!!
I love you buddy, i am so proud of you, until i see you again....p.s. noootinal and warm!! (again thats between you, me, steve, linda and andy!)

Aido
Aidan Brophy
July 20, 2007
One year without you... I still cannot believe it. I've been listening to your songs all day and trying to keep going - to be 'normal'... It's much harder than it looks. I miss you so much buddy and I can't wait to see you again. I will love you always.
Linda Brophy
July 20, 2007
I've been told that the year anniversary is one of the hardest milestones to pass with grief- I agree. Even my stubborness to act normal has failed me- and you know that's a tough part of me to crack. All i can remember is that plane ride alone back to the States knowing everything would be different- and lonely. I have to say not much has changed. I still love you with all the heart and can't imagine life other than as we planned. I love you so much.
Mollie Ramage
July 19, 2007
Hey Kev - me again! I was at the GISA Coaching Clinic in St. Simon's today. About 3:30 last year, you called me to tell me you would see me in a bit that you were jut leaving Athens. When I got home, I got that horrible phone call and life hasn't been the same. The two people who had a tremendous influence on my life, I lost four months apart because I lost my Dad in April and you in July. But not a day goes by that I don't find reason to talk about you or to you. I continue to pray and keep your whole family in my heart. They are wonderful people. And Mollie, I know that you would want her to not grieve anymore but not to forget you and to make the most of her life. She is a wonderful young lady and I hope for the best for her.
We will continue from here and tell the Kevin story. Perhaps I will get my chance to make that movie someday.
As that gift on my television says, "FRIENDS FOR LIFE". We miss you and we love you.
SUSS
MARK SUSSMAN
July 19, 2007
Darling Kev,
It'so hard to believe that a year has passed since we lost you so tragically. It has been the toughest of years, yet it seems like only moments! Our lives have been changed forever, it is hard to find joy without you. We still expect the urgent text message from you to put money into your bank account or the Sat phone call-" how's it going Ma". Everyday is still such a struggle, to do normal things, pretend we are doing fine!! Our hearts are broken forever. Yet, we know you are looking down on us, taking care of us, as you said you would. Your life has been an inspiration to so many people, you did good!!We will love you forever.Sleep in peace,our darling boy.
Your loving Mom and Dad xxxxxx
Anne and Eamonn Brophy
July 18, 2007
Kevin, As a year from the date that changed our lives forever approaches you still ride in the forefront of the Hunt's minds. We loved you as our own and grieve our loss regularly. Your adopted brother Matt truly misses your council and presence. For My 52nd Birthday I had a Big Bulldog Tatoo placed on my shoulder. The inscription reads go dawgs and on the dogs' shoulder is a big red 3. My son, you will ride with me where ever I go forever and I am proud to tell the story of Kevin Brophy. Keep an eye on us and god bless your family. As I go to Athens for every home game this fall I will ad to my tradition a Brophy salute as we cross Greene county. We love you and miss you!
Jon Hunt
July 14, 2007
Broph:
It will be a year this Friday, that you were suddenly and tragically taken from us. If you are a believer that there is a higher power, I am sure that you were needed to help out on that very special team...they needed a leader. I went to Athens yesterday for Mrs. Q's mother's funeral. Coincedently, it was at Bernstein's. We stopped at that miserable stretch of road outside of Greensboro twice. You and I talked for a minute and I guess it made me feel better. Just wanted you to know that your short life has and will continue to be an inspiration for hundreds of young athletes to follow. You were looked up to by your peers and your elders and you will continue to be our leader, inspiring us to work hard to achieve our goals. So many of us will "DO IT FOR BROPH" in your honor.
My heart breaks for your family. Aiden, Stephen, Linda, your Mom and your Dad. They are very special people who did not deserve to lose a precious son, YET, when they did - they did it with so much class that everyone saw where you got it from. The Brophy family, you at the lead, are our inspiration.
Keep smiling down on us. We will keep you in our hearts and on our minds everyday.
SUSS
Mark Sussman
July 8, 2007
It's almost been a year- it's hard to believe i've made it along but everyone has been so helpful. I have decided to jump on the bandwagon and run a 1/2 marathon before school starts back up- I even managed 8 miles in the rain today. I will love you with all my heart until I see you again. Molls
Mollie Ramage
June 27, 2007
Kevin,

I just wanted to say that you were one of the happiest guy I have ever met! I'm so glad Jake introduced me to you. It has almost been a year since you left, but it still hurts the same. I know you are in a better place! love always, tor
victoria trent
June 17, 2007
Hey Kev: It's Father's Day and I'm spending the day with my Mom and missing my Father. That's the way it is supposed to be. I can't imagine how your Dad feels, but I am sure that he is hurting just like he does everyday. Steve, Cam and Jay were just here for my basketball camp. One of the little kids asked Cam "would you still have come if Kevin Brophy was alive ?" Both of us knew that answer..."NO - it would have been the Kevin Brophy Basketball Camp and we wouldn't have needed anyone else". They did a great job and we continued telling your story of hard work and dedication to your goals. Once more, your legacy will always live on at Memorial Day School.
I miss you every day and promise you that we shall never forget that crooked grin and spiked hair.
Your family is wonderful and our hearts continue to go out to them.
A day doesn't go by that I don't pick up my little basketball clock on my television - your parting gift to me reads, "Friend Forever"..
and that we will always be.
We love you Broph ! We miss you !
Mark Sussman
May 19, 2007
Kebbles, I miss you buddy. This time last year, you, me, Molls, Shaun, Steve, Kir, Aidan and Jacinta were tearing it up at the casino in Sydney. That was such a great time... I'm glad we shared those moments together buddy and still crack up every time I think of how you broke your "rule" about the toilet - you, me, Shaun and Molls know what I mean!!! I miss your laugh and that cheeky grin... I just want one more hug, one more conversation, one more smile... I just want you back. You're in my thoughts always.
Linda Brophy
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