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David K. DeBrody

DAVID K. DeBRODY, age 49. Beloved son of George and Marie (nee Sichko). Loving brother of Susann Stergios (husband J. Fred). Devoted uncle of Leah Rose, Jason Stergios and Alexis Purses (husband James). Dearest nephew of Michael and Dolly Sichko, Joseph and Kathi Sichko, Francis and Susann Sichko, Marie Sichko (husband William, deceased), Martha Mullen (husband William, deceased) and John Murphy (wife Clara, deceased). Dear cousin and friend of many.

David attended Broadmoor School, was a resident of Deepwood for 25 years and was a member of the Slovenian Lodge SNPJ #158. An avid Cleveland Browns and OSU fan, David’s love of sports carried over into the Special Olympics, where he won both gold and silver medals in swimming and track. He was also an excellent swimmer and won his first gold medal when he was just seven years old. When he wasn’t bowling or watching Superman movies, David delighted people with his sense of humor, loving disposition and a great smile that melted everyone’s heart.

Contributions may be made in David’s memory to I. & E. Fund Youngstown Developmental Center, 4891 County Line Rd, Mineral Ridge, OH 44440.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, March 30, 2012 at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Catholic Church (Wickliffe) at 10 AM. Burial following at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of David at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) THURSDAY 2-4 and 5-8 PM.

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  1. Diane and Jim Tomsick

    We will all miss David so very much. He always brought a smile to our faces. May God heal your broken hearts.

  2. I know David is at peace. But my heart breaks for George, Marie, Susan, and Leah and all the DeBrody?

  3. My precious cousin David…you are finally at peace, healthy and happy. Although it hurts to let him go, especially for you Aunt Marie, Uncle George and Cousin Susan, we know he is finally the David he always wanted to be and surrounded by the loving relatives who have gone before him. May God heal your hearts and know that you gave him a wonderful life….Love you all! Karen

  4. John & Lynn Mossner & family

    Our family has lost a precious gift from God.

    Aunt Marie, Uncle George, Susann, Fred,and Leah: We are so sorry about the loss of David. Please know that you are being lifted up in our prayers. May the healing hand of the Lord be upon all of you.

  5. Awe, I am so sorry to hear about David….he died on my son, Jerad’s, birthday. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all thru this hard time….sending hugs!!!

  6. Dear Susann and family, i am so sorry for your loss. He was a handsome young man and i know he is with God. My prayers are with all of you/ paula

  7. Michael Mathews

    My deepest sympathy to you all. David will forever be in my thoughts and in my heart. His lasting impression on my life will never be forgotten.

  8. My deepest sympathy to you at this time of sadness. Soon once again we will have our loved ones back! Thank God for the hope of resurrection.

  9. I love all the pictures of David! I can definitely see the resemblance to his Sichko cousins! My favorite picture is David and Leah at the Ohio State game where David looks so big and Leah looks so little and so blonde. My second favorite is David blowing out his birthday candles with Susann at his side, although I do really love the picture of David and Aunt Marie in front of the car. Aunt Marie looks a little like Marifrances in that picture. Sending our condolences and our love, Medb & Sam (I just clicked spell check and got a whole page of suggestions for what Sichko should be! Oh, well.)

  10. George and Marie, My heart goes out to the both of you. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to both of you during this difficult time. My mom is giving David a big hug and they’re watching the Indians together now.

  11. Dear Mr and Mrs. ddeBrody; my heart goes out for you and I am so sorry for your loss. I doubt you remember me, I worked with David when he was at Deepwood for his last 4 years as the behavioral specialist. He certainly was a charmer and a light in everyone’s life.

    I am so impressed at how good he looked in the pcitures online! That does my heart good to know he was doing as well as he was. God bless you and your family, for all the love, diligence and advocacy you had not just for your son, but for everyone involved in his life.

    You and yours remain in my thoughts and prayers; Leisa Abraham worked with david at deepwood

  12. Christopher Werronen

    Our connection was beyond explanation. He provided me with a new desire for following that, inner compass of joy. One that has lasted for me throughout my career. A benchmark for my entire direct care experience. One to help me to navigate the distance. So maybe, a beginning for me with him, was enough to direct my motivations fully. I heart, to all I have been lucky enough to educate, and build friendships with, over my entire career. Thanks to a beginning with David, my thirty years of Special Education service was sealed from day one! RIP David

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