Larkin Kathleen BROGAN
BROGAN, Larkin Kathleen 25, passed away in Berkeley, California on October 20, 2012. She was born on June 9, 1987 in Pasadena, California. She attended Mayfield Junior School, The Polytechnic School in Pasadena, and Princeton University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture in 2009. At the time of her death, Larkin was pursuing a masters of architecture in the school of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley. Larkin had a keen intellect and was an outstanding athlete. She excelled in volleyball and softball and played on Princeton's intercollegiate softball team. She enjoyed surfing, wakeboarding, running and bicycling. She had witty, dry sense of humor and when she smiled, she meant it. Her skills in design were recognized at Princeton and Berkeley.
She will be greatly missed by her parents Kevin and Nena Brogan, her brothers Chase and J.T., her sister Abbey, her sister-in-law Pooja, as well as her beloved cat, Pepito, and all those who truly knew Larkin. A funeral service will be held on October 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the San Marino Community Church, 1750 Virginia Road, San Marino and there will be a Celebration of Larkin's Life following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Larkin's memory to Children's Hospital Los Angeles, 4650 Sunset Blvd., Mailstop #29, Los Angeles, CA 90027 or Armory Center for the Arts, 145 North Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103. Cabot & Sons, Pasadena
Published by Los Angeles Times from Oct. 25 to Oct. 28, 2012.
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One of the best athletes I taught! She was bright, kind and had a great competitive side to her. Never to be forgotten. ❤
Ruth Villarreal (Ms. V. )
October 21, 2020
Dear Brogan Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.
Sue and Marc Kurzbard (parents of Nicole Kurzbard)
October 30, 2012
Dear Brogan family,
Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Larkin and our daughter developed a bond at Cal. We enjoyed hearing of their growing friendship and stories from Berkeley and travel last Spring. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Michael and Juanita Lee
October 30, 2012
Dear Brogan Family,
Our sincerest sympathy to you as you remember your beautiful Larkin. Our prayer will be for love and comfort for you all during this difficult time. I know that Rachel will do everything possible to help your family, as you have always been very special to her.
God Bless You,
Joe and Patti Maloof
Rachel, Richie and Kevin
Patti Maloof
October 29, 2012
Dearest Kevin and Family,
I am so heartbroken for this tragic loss. Kevin I know nothing about your family but I know you to be a Man of Honor, Principle and Courage. And having loss my brother my only sibling ,I know there are certain life events that will forever defy understanding. And the only way to get through them is to try not to gain understanding but to accept that to which is not understandable. You are a good man.
May God grant you and yours the tools necessary to survive this tragedy.
LaTanya Kirk-Carter
October 29, 2012
NJ...I'm so sorry! I just talked to Sue and she's as shocked as I am....The Browns and I send all the love we can send from Northern Cal. You are in our prayers. When you get your feet on the ground come and spend some time with us at Tahoe skiing. We can walk up and down the Pier and talk about nothing but happy times at The Lake....Love you bunches Nen!
Lexie Plate
October 28, 2012
Nena and Kevin, We will keep you and your beautiful daughter, Larkin, in our prayers. Remember, Heaven is the place where souls meet and love lives on forever. She is there and at peace. Elaine and Steve Merz
October 28, 2012
Dear Nena and Kevin,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Cherish your memories of her. May God help you to find solace.
The Neals, Barbara, Dick and Tim
October 28, 2012
Dearest Nena, Kevin and Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this saddest of seems like only yesterday that we were all sharing those special days watching our kids grow and thrive at Mayfield and I know that all of the wonderful memories of Larkin will stay with you forever.

Please know that many prayers were offered today at Saint John Vianney Chapel on the Island for Larkin and your extended family..

With love,

Marleen and Jim Quandt
Marleen and Jim Quandt
October 28, 2012
Dear Kevin and Nena,

Incredbily sad to hear of the passing of your wonderful daughter, Larkin. I have thought often this week of coaching her in softball and what sweet, gentle soul she was.

My very best thoughts to you and your family.

David Raether
October 28, 2012

Dear Brogan Family,

So sorry for your tragic loss, Larkin was a sweet, nice and good person and will be missed. She worked with us 'Nan Inc." and she was a great example of young professional that inspired eveyone met her. I believe she is in a better place. May God have mercy on her soul and help you through this devastating time of loss.

Ed Shukri
Nan INc.
October 27, 2012
Dear Kevin,
I wouldn't have the right words to tell you what I'm feeling. I know you a little but enough to know you're a good person. Hae Jung is verry affected by this drama.Both of us are at your side.
October 27, 2012
Dear Brogan Family,
Our hearts and prayers go out to you at this time of profound sadness and loss. Although we did not know Larkin, we felt her presence and joy of life in the service for her at UC Berkeley. She touched many lives and has touched ours through her spirit. May you relish your "Larkin" moments and remember her always.
Leanne and Andy Kruse
October 27, 2012
Kevin and Nena: Words are not adequate to console you and your family. Simply know that you are loved and supported by all those whose lives you and Larkin and your children have touched. Our hearts and our prayers are with you. Love, Martin and Barbara Foley
Martin and Barbara Foley
October 27, 2012
Sending lots of love and prayers to Chase and family. I lost one of my son's almost 8 years ago and it never gets any easier but thankfully we have amazing family & friends to help us through these times. God bless!
Linda Kelly
October 26, 2012
Nena and Kevin,
I jusy wanted you to know you are in my heart and prayers, I am so sorry for your loss, please know I am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Susy Ulf Burk
October 26, 2012
Nina, Kevin, JT, Abbey and Chase,
We share your pain. Our hearts are with you.
John, Tess, Ashley and Mary Amato
October 26, 2012
Praying for you to feel our Heavenly Father's strong and comforting arms. We are so sorry for the loss of your daughter, Larkin.
Lou & Vikki Mele
October 26, 2012
So saddened to learn of Larkin's passing. Larkin was my year at Princeton, although I didn't know her personally. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. May your warm and sweet memories of Larkin's life remain with you during this time.
Rebecca Gold
October 26, 2012
We are sending you and your family lots of love and prayers. There are no words---but we are thinking of you and are here anytime you need anything!
Lindsay and Bill Hayden
October 26, 2012
Nena & Kevin-

My heart goes out to you and your family as you struggle with losing Larkin from this earth. She brought so much light and joy to every room she entered that maybe you can take solace in knowing that she is "making ready" for all of you to join her in heaven. You are all in my prayers.
Kathleen Maguire Miller
October 26, 2012
I was so saddened to hear of Larkin's passing. She and I were both Poly-Princeton "panther-tigers." But she would have been a star anywhere. She was so bright and beautiful. That's how I'll always remember her.
Kimberly Hatch Harrison
October 26, 2012
To the Brogan family: I was filled with great sadness when I heard of Larkin's passing.I remember Larkin fondly as an intelligent,creative, funny,and determined young girl. May the memories of her life and God's mercy comfort you.
Rita Brown SMCCNS
Rita Brown
October 25, 2012

We are heartbroken for you all!
Our arms of loving support reach out to each of you. May your strong love, faith and devotion to one another, and the outreach of loving support that you are receiving from your many friends, provide you with the spiritual strength - you, especially need in these coming days!
God bless you today and always,
Betsy and Frank Ulf
October 25, 2012
She was a lovely young woman and will be greatly missed.
Classmate's Family
October 25, 2012
I was so sorry to hear of Larkin's passing. She was amazing young woman, gifted in so many areas. Amazingly smart and still artistic, and an incredible athlete. I will truly miss our conversations.
My deepest sympathies,
Karen Sherwood
Karen Sherwood
October 25, 2012
I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your daughter Larkin. On behalf of Catherine and myself, our hearts go out to you and our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Casey Adams
October 25, 2012
We are so saddened by the news of Larkin's passing. Words cannot express how much your beautiful daughter will be missed. Hang in there brother - and know your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Mark and Sue Jones
October 25, 2012
Dear Kevin, Nena, Chase, JT and Abbey,
I was so sad to hear of Larkin's
death. She was a wonderful person.
She will forever remain in my heart.
I will never forget her.
With sincere regrets,
Rudy Aguirre
October 25, 2012
My condolences go out to you during this difficult time. Larkin and I worked together in Downtown Los Angeles. I remember her fondly and will always keep her in my heart.
Carol Henriquez
October 25, 2012
Our hearts go out to all of you - you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
ann, kirk, mark, lindsey & sam dodge
October 25, 2012
Dear Brogan Family,
Our family sends you our thoughts and prayers at this tragic time. We are very sorry and cannot imagine what you are all going through right now. God bless you all.
Much love,
Jonathan and Shannon Williamson
Shannon Williamson
October 25, 2012
Dearest Kevin, Nena & family. The Ulf family loves you all & pray for eveyone!! Love Bonnie
Bonnie Sandborg
October 25, 2012
I had the privilege of getting to know Larkin here in Berkeley while she was a tenant in the bldg. Her smile would brighten a room and she shined with warmth. My heart goes out to her family and friends, and I know my life has been brightened by knowing her. Rest in Peace Larkin.
Sandy Ritzo
October 25, 2012
Kevin & family,
I am so saddened by your loss. My prayers are with you now and always.
Robin Valentine-Kindred
October 25, 2012
We were so sad when we heard this horrible news. One can not comprehend the depth of your pain. You are all in our prayers.
Jeff & Cindy Warren
October 25, 2012
I am so saddened by this tragic news and send my love and sympathy to Nena and Kevin.
Barbara Whitney
October 25, 2012
My daughter Sinead played soccer with Abbey and we had the pleasure of meeting your family. Words escape us at the moment but please know that you will be lifted in prayer. May God's deep abiding peace comfort you during this time. The Fleming Family
Rebecca Fleming
October 25, 2012
I am beyond saddened by the news of Larkin. She was one of the best athletes I've ever taught and will miss her. My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to the Brogan family. Ms. V. Mayfield Jr. School
Ruth Villarreal
October 25, 2012
We are saddened beyond words at the passing of precious Larkin and send profound condolences to the entire Brogan family. Larkin's academic and athletic abilities, combined with her compassion, her charm, and zest for life made her unique.
She will not be forgotten and we hope that her memory will forever be a blessing in the lives of her dear family and loved ones.
The Cliff Frieden Family
October 25, 2012
Kevin, so sorry for you and your family. Our prayers are with you. Bill Mutch
October 25, 2012
Dear Brogan Family:
We are so saddened by your loss. We have a daughter on the Princeton Softball team and she had the pleasure of meeting Larkin last year in Berkeley. Our hearts are hoping that the love of your family will work together to heal from this devastating loss.
Larkin will always be remembered by all the lives she touched.
With love,
The Cousens Family, Patrick, Kathy, ALexandria and our Tiger Maddie.
Kathy Cousens
October 24, 2012
Dear Kevin and Nena and family,
Our hearts go out to you all at this terrible time in your lives. May Larkin's memory always be for a blessing. May you all find comfort in your faith in G-d and solace in his warm embrace. Those who live in our hearts forever truly never die. With great sympathy and heartfelt condolences,
Lisa and Igor Korbatov
October 24, 2012
We love you Brogan Family!

The Raines Family
October 24, 2012
Larkin was the spark plug of our tournamenent of champions team, and all the games that preceded it. She was one tough cookie, one time belted in the head with a return belt on a pitch. She was up to recover the ball. Umpire ran out, I ran out as coach, and her dad. Who was president of he league. Larkin gets up off the ground and says, what's the big deal? She was so cool...
October 24, 2012
We are just heartbroken for ALL the Brogan's, Larkin's friends, and everyone who has ever been in Larkin's presence!
Much LOVE and sympathy! The Dallas Raines Fam
October 24, 2012
No words can express the grief and sorrow we know is engulfing your family at this tragic moment of unbearable loss. We love your whole family and so admired everything about Larkin - her spirit, intelligence, immense talents and sense of humor. We care deeply for all the Brogan family and pray that the love you all share and the sincere love and compassion of your many devoted friends may comfort you at this difficult time. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers and will be in the days and weeks ahead. Rest in peace, Larkin - gone far, far too soon.
Dottie & John Riddle
October 24, 2012
Dear Kevin and Nena,
We are so saddened by the untimely death of Larkin. Our deepest sympathies are with you and your family.
We will keep you all in our prayers,
Laureen and Peter Brockett
Laureen Chang
October 24, 2012
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