OBITUARY

Richard C. Brophy

August 8, 1948January 16, 2021

Brophy, Richard C., age 72, of Kettering Ohio passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, January 16, 2021. Rick fought hard to overcome many complications caused by his brain cancer tumor.

Born August 8, 1948 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Mary and Henry Brophy. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Floria of 40 years and their miracle son Brian (Meghan), and grandchildren Johnathan and Sarah, sister Becky Martin (Bill), and brother Steve (Nancy). Rick had a close relationship with his in-laws Michelina (deceased 2019) & Ernesto (deceased 2005) D’Amico. Rick had a special bond with his 12 nieces and nephews and was known as the fun-loving, playful uncle. Rick loved to fish and there were memorable family fishing trips.

Rick proudly served our country when he enlisted in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. For 30+ years, he was employed at the Defense Electronics Supply Center (DESC) and later at the Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC). One of his proudest moments was when he was promoted as Director, Engineering Standardization.

He was Commander of the American Legion Post 598 in Kettering for 4 years. Rick loved being around people and enjoyed helping and serving others. He was very proud of the American Legion members and all of their accomplishments.

Rick was athletic playing basketball, baseball/softball, tennis, racquetball, golf, and newly learned pickleball. In his younger years, he was a very competitive baseball pitcher. He was a member of the DESC Golf League for many years and developed close friendships with many of the golfers. Rick always treasured the camaraderie developed from the golf trips they shared. Rick was a member of Ascension Church and co-chaired the Beer Booth at the Ascension Festival for many years. An active member of the John Pirelli Lodge participating in their Bocce League, helped with the Special Olympics Bocce Tournament, and Co-chaired the pizza booth at the Festa.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 24, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Tobias Funeral Home, 5471 Far Hills Ave. Mass of Christian burial will be held at Ascension Church, 2025 Woodman Dr on Monday, January 25, at 1:00 PM. Friends may call from 12:00 PM until time of mass. Mass will be livestreamed at www.AscensionKettering.org Entombment will be in Miami Valley Memory Gardens Mausoleum. The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to all the doctors and staff who cared for Rick at Miami Valley Hospital, especially Dr. Steven Chambers, a dedicated and hardworking doctor, Fidelity Health Care staff, and Hospice of Dayton.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 24, 2021

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 25, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, January 25, 2021

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Nancy Young

January 25, 2021

Floria,
I just learned of Rick's passing last night or else I would have been there. I watched his mass today online, though, and you honored him with a lovely eulogy. Rick was a young technician in my first office at DESC in 1974, and even though he ended up being the big boss later, we always remained friends and shared many laughs and good times; I've thought of both of you often over the years. I wish you peace and healing and may God bless you and your beautiful family.
Nancy Young

Charlie/Sue Plassenthal

January 24, 2021

Flo and family - we were so sorry to hear of Rick's recent passing. We will remember the good times we enjoyed with both of you and offer our sincere sympathy.

Colleen Pintar

January 24, 2021

Dearest Floria, Brian, & family, I wish I could be there to celebrate Rick’s remarkable life. I was blessed to have known him. My thoughts & prayers are with y’all.

AnitaMarie Greer

January 24, 2021

Floria, I am so sorry to hear about Rick’s passing. It was an honor to work with him over the past few years. I’m keeping you and your family in my prayers. AnitaMarie

Connie Crouch

January 22, 2021

Flora, I am so sorry to hear of Rick's passing. He was such a great guy and friend. He always had a listening hear when I needed to talk to someone. I am so glad that I had the both of you as friends and I know when we went to Columbus things so changed but friendships didn't. He will be greatly missed and I will keep you and your family in prayer. Hopefully when this COVID gets over you will be able to join the GENTILE club lunches with LuAnn and I. We can have some laughter and rememberance of "old" times.

Patricia Bringman

January 21, 2021

To Mrs. Brophy, Brian and family,
You have my deepest sympathy on the passing of your wonderful
husband and father. I can remember him as being a very kind and a fun loving person who was so supportive of Brian. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

With my deepest sympathy,
Mrs. Pat Bringman
Brian's First Grade Teacher-Ascension School

Ronald Cyphers

January 21, 2021

I am deeply sadden to hear of Rick Brophy passing away. I had played with Rick in all sports at DESC and he and is wife Floria were good friend of mine. I haven't seen Rick in awhile but I will always remember him as a great Friend of mine, Thanks for your Service in The US Air Force and RIP my old friend. God Bless Both him and his Wife Floria.

Bill Mentavlos

January 20, 2021

Sorry to hear about Rick . He was a good freind and a good man. Many great memories. Bill Mentavlos

Gregg Mohney

January 20, 2021

Floria,

Jeri and I are so sorry to hear about Rick passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Lots of great memories hanging out with Rick and spending hours on the golf and playing other sports together.

Charlene Levin

January 19, 2021

Floria & Family - We are all hurting with the loss of Rick. Our hearts and prayers go out to you with hope in knowing that he is at peace. Rick had such a kind and gentle soul and we will miss him dearly at the Festa and throughout our lives.

Love,
Chuck & Phil

FROM THE FAMILY