Sad News of death of a Great Bear

       Please note and try to attend the  tribute this Saturday, April 6 4:30pm at the Mondzac Center. It will mean so much for Nan. Mark and the rest of the family.

STEPHEN MASON BRODSKY

 “Steve”  died on March 22, 2013 after a courageous three month battle with a virulent and aggressive form of Leukemia. Born on July 23, 1978 at Sibley Memorial Hospital, Steve was a fourth generation Washingtonian. Raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland, he attended Metropolitan Methodist Nursery School, Concord Hill School and graduated in 1997 from Landon School as a “ten year boy”.
A gifted prep athlete, Steve earned nine varsity letters, played on a conference championship football team, two conference championship lacrosse teams and as a senior captained Landon’s ice hockey team that made it to the Maryland State Championship Game in Steve’s Freshman year. The Washington Post named Steve “All Met” in both football and ice hockey. He was also selected to the 1996 All IAC Conference Football Team. Steve started playing ice hockey at the age of 5 for the Chevy Chase Club playing for 13 seasons. The teams he played on won numerous Capital Beltway Hockey League Championships and Steve captained an undefeated championship team. Steve was recognized, by his coaches, with numerous awards, for his individual achievements over the course of those many years. Formed by “old school” values and life lessons imparted at home, in the classroom and on the playing fields, his competitive nature notwithstanding, Steve never bragged about his athletic accomplishments.
He conducted his personal and business life with integrity, honor, loyalty, a refined sense of decency and fair play free of bias or prejudice of any kind. He had a strong work ethic. Maintaining his long time friendships with Landon classmates and teammates, Steve attended Lehigh University, played football and added to his band of brothers, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History.
After college Steve returned to Washington, DC. Having gained experience in the real estate business, as a summer intern with Keener Squire Properties, he began his first full time job as a property manager and commercial real estate sales agent with Demers Real Estate in Adams Morgan. Steve’s sales ability coupled with the happy coincidence of a real estate boom resulted in his closing many deals notwithstanding the fact that he had just started in the business.
In 2004 Steve decided to give up his successful real estate career, leave his life in Washington, DC and move to San Francisco with the love of his life, Anna Main. Steve soon got a job with a commercial real estate broker, but left the real estate industry to go into the music business, managing and promoting independent bands and booking them into well known San Francisco concert venues. To support his fledgling music business, Steve was employed full time in the tech industry as the director of marketing and development in a “start up” company.
By the summer of 2012, Steve’s dedication to and passion for the music business began to payoff. He became well known and was recognized for his achievements in the industry. He gave up his “day job” because he finally could support himself and his family in the music business.
Steve and Anna were married on May 17, 2008 in the Napa Valley. Their son, Mason Cummings Brodsky, was born on December 23, 2010 and their daughter, Steve never got to see, Eva Katherine Brodsky, was born on March 29,2013. “Steve was a shooting star. He took a shorter bright journey across the sky than we all expected or would have wished for him.” – Uncle Curtis Brodsky
In addition to his wife, Anna and children, Mason and Eva, Steve is survived by his parents, Mark Edward and Nancy “Nan” Eakin Brodsky; his sister, Sarah Brodsky Miller (Roland); his nephew, William Eakin Miller; his uncles and aunts, Curtis Brodsky, Edith Brodsky, Suzanne Eakin Jones (Kenneth), John R. Eakin, Jr. (Anne), Elizabeth Eakin Walsh, predeceased by Judith Eakin Gordon; 10 cousins, Laura Eakin Erlacher, Deborah Eakin Boshart, Kathleen Eakin, Casey Jones, Betsy Jones, Tim Walsh, Jeff Walsh, Reilly Gordon, Jake Filan and Micah Brodsky; a sister-in-law, Katherine Main Carmen (Jeremy); and in-laws, Elizabeth Thomas (Ritchie) and David Main (Karen).

At 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2013, there will be a gathering at Landon School, Mondzac Performing Arts Center, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, MD 20817, to pay tribute to and remember Steve.

Interment private.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to The National Children’s Leukemia Foundation. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to The National Children’s Leukemia Foundation.
As  is  said here for special people, THAT’S A BEAR!!!
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