Friday, June 23, 2006

Remembring Brad Keckler




Exactly one year ago, my friend Brad Keckler died from a heart attack at the age of 30. It was "stressed induced". He was a good friend and a good mentor to me while working for him at CallTech/Teleperformance. He will always be remembered as someone who could always sell anything. A common joke we had at Fort Myers was, he could sell ice to Eskimos.

Exactly a week before he died, I drove him to his house in Ohio. This was after everyone hit each other with Star Wars light saber swords at Trevor's backyard (long story). While driving to his house, I asked him about marriage because I was getting married in a week and a half. Simply stated, he said marriage was one of the best things that happened in his life. He dearly loved his wife (Mandy), his daughter (Jenna), and his future unborn baby. We also talked about God as we passed by his church.

Sadly, I could not come to his funeral seeing as I was getting married 10,000 miles away; however, I think I prefer remembering as who he was, a person that always smiled, always joked, and always worked hard to sell. See you in heaven old friend, I still owe you a foosball match.

7 comments:

pophamj said...

What was Brad's father's name?

Dohboy said...

Why do you want to know?

Anonymous said...

I can't believe he died - that's crazy - he was so young.

Anonymous said...

Brad was my Uncle, Mandy is my godmother. He was one of the best people I've ever known and I still miss him so much :( His daughters are so beautiful, his youngest was born 6 days after he died and she is exactly like him! Same sense of humor and so fun to be around. Its nice to see good things like this said about him.

Anonymous said...

I worked for Brad in Columbus, Ohio. He was the best boss I've ever worked for, hands down. I miss him, to this day, and I wish nothing but the best for his wife and kids.

Lindsay Ritter said...

brad is my brother. his father is lester keckler jr.

Lindsay Ritter said...

Brad is my brother, I am Lindsay his baby sister. His fathers name is Lester Keckler Jr.