Born: June 14, 1934
Death: December 12, 2010
June 14, 1934 - December 12, 2010
Edward Patrick Brophy
WEST COLUMBIA - Edward Patrick Brophy passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, December 12, 2010. Born June 14, 1934, in Chicago, he was the son of the late Edward A. and Irene Gill Brophy. A graduate of Loyola Academy and Loyola University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, he subsequently earned a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of South Carolina.
A good Irishman and lifelong public servant, Mr. Brophy believed in using his talents for public good. He served 21 years as a hospital administrator in the U.S. Army, where he faithfully attended to the needs of soldiers and their families. After retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel, he joined the State Budget and Control Board, where he worked 15 years as a state budget analyst. In retirement, he enjoyed traveling, playing golf and sailing on his Catalina-22 “Puck”.
Mr. Brophy is survived by his loving wife, Carla Cox Brophy, and his children, Mary Kimberly (Gene) Bucao, Mary Kathleen (Steve) Miller, John Michael Brophy, Mary Brophy Long, Karyn Marie Brophy, Julia Marie (Darren) Thompson, Jeffery Daniel (Tammy) Brophy, Jeri Suzanne (Eric) Sullivan and Jonathan Michael (Samantha) Sanders. He also is survived by his grandchildren, Pamela (Joshua) Van Pelt, Malachi (Chris) Bucao, Levy Bucao, Benjamin Bucao, Barnabas Bucao, David Bucao, Rebekkah Bucao, Gabriel, Bucao, Michael Goddard, Max Brophy-Miller, John Brophy II, Kevin Brophy, Jamie Lyn Botello, Sonja Sanchez, Caleb Thompson, Victor Thompson, Annie Brophy, Abbe Brophy, Nellie Brophy, Logan Brophy, Brett Sitte, Caitlin Sitte, Patrick Sullivan and Sarah Long. Also surviving Mr. Brophy are great-granddaughters, Felicity and Mary Van Pelt; sisters, Patricia (Al)Braash and Margaret (Robert) Feign. He was predeceased by a son, Edward Kevin Brophy, and a grandson, Brian Anthony Botello. In addition to his family, he will be missed by a myriad of friends.
Following his cremation, an Irish wake will be held at his home on Friday, Dec. 17, from 6-8 p.m.
The family expresses heart-felt thanks to Dr. William Babcock and Susan Gossett of the South Carolina Oncology Center, and to Pam and Jackie of Palmetto Health Hospice for the wonderful care they provided to Ed and his wife, Carla during his extended illness.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests charitable contributions be made to Harvest Hope Food Bank, P.O Box 451, Columbia, SC 29202 or http://harvesthope.org/donatenow.aspx
Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.