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Dr. Jere Edward Brophy Okemos Born in Chicago, Ill. in 1940 to Joseph and Eileen (Sullivan) Brophy, died October 16, 2009. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bob Brophy. Surviving are his wife, Arlene, of 46 years; daughter, Cheri (Mark) Speier of Okemos; son, Joe (Missy) Brophy of Rockford, MI; 4 grandchildren, Mark and Chris Speier and Jered and Carmen Brophy; brother Tom Brophy of Villa Park, Il. and sister, Kathy Brophy of Lombard, Il. Jere was an MSU University Distinguished Professor, received the Edward Lee Thorndike Award and an honorary Doctorate from the University of Liege. He authored over 300 articles, and was author or co-author of more than a dozen books. Jere loved music, reading and above all else, family. He took great delight in his grandchildren. He was also an avid MSU hockey fan. A memorial service will be held Monday, October 19, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the MSU Alumni Chapel, Auditorium Road, East Lansing with the Rev. Wesley Emerson officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday, October 18 from 5-8 p.m at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, and at 10:00 a.m. at the MSU Alumni Chapel on Monday. Memorial gifts in the name of Jere Brophy may be made to the Michigan State University College of Education, 513 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824, or by phone at 517-432-1983. Gifts will be used to support graduate student fellowships. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing.

Published in Lansing State Journal on Oct. 18, 2009
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