Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Celebration of Mike Brockey's Life November 27 @ 3pm

Mr. Michael Alan Brockey, 33, of Adamstown, passed away at home on Nov. 18, 2011 after a very courageous battle against cancer. He was the husband of Amy Brockey, whom he married on April 15, 2005.

Born March 10, 1978 in Front Royal, VA, he was the son of Paul, Jr. and Darlene Brockey of Middletown. He graduated from Gov. Thomas Johnson High School in 1996, and co-founded Entropyzero Consulting in 2005. He loved his kids, camping, riding his motorcycle, and dreaming up ideas for new software products.

In addition to his parents and his loving wife, Mike is survived by his three children, Kaige, Ella, and Addison Brockey; his two brothers, Timothy Paul Brockey & wife Annie, and Anthony Paul Brockey, all of Middletown; his grandparents, Paul, Sr. and Barbara Brockey of Cumberland, MD; his grandmother, Flora Mae Wilson of Wiley Ford, WV; his mother-in-law, Joni King of Frederick; his father-in-law, Terry King of Annapolis; his best friend and business partner Steven Buxton & wife Sarah of Broadlands, VA and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and other relatives.

A celebration of Mike’s life will take place on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at ThorpeWood, 12805-A Mink Farm Road Thurmont, MD 21788- 1402 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702, or to a charity of one’s choice.
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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was sad to read this. I'm sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing Mike's life with us.

Take care, and I hope you find peace soon.

Anonymous said...

It just doesn't get any sadder than this. My brother succumbed to melanoma earlier this year and it was just devastating, so I know with crystal clear clarity what the family is going through.

Although I was hopeful when my brother was diagnosed, I soon came to realize that science is nowhere near any kind of treatment, let alone cure.

Mike was very courageous in his reporting of the disease and his optimism sometimes rubbed off on me, occasionally giving me hope that my beloved brother could somehow get through it. But it wasn't meant to be.

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for your loss.

I have been following Mike's blog for some time. I am amazed and inspired by his hope, courage and determination. Best wishes to his wife and children. You're in my thoughts.

S said...

My heart goes out to everyone in his family. Thank you mike for sharing your battle. Rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Without ever meeting him, he left his mark on me and on others.
M

Anonymous said...

i am so very sorry for your loss. i have been following mike's story while taking care of my husband, who has cancer. please know your family is in my thoughts. this is just so heart-breaking...

Anonymous said...

I was so sad to hear this. I have followed Mikes' blog for years and his words gave hope and inspiration. He touched my life with his bravery and zest for life. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with his friends and family.
C

Olivia said...

I am so so sorry for your loss.

I did not know Mike, except by blog and fb, but life of this courageous and exceptionally fine man touched my heart very deeply.

God bless you Brockey family,

Joanna from Finland

Dr. Kurt Van Wyk said...

My husband and I followed Mike's blog during 2010. My husband died of melanoma in January 2011. Mike's blog was an encouragement to us. I have continued to follow his blog and to pray for him and your family. I was so saddened to read today that Mike had passed away. May God be with you and comfort you. Mike was so right, cancer does STINK! I pray for a cure....

smitty240 said...

Sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was a courageous melanoma warrior that provided inspiration to the rest of us. He will not be forgotten and all the family is in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know Mike personally, but I followed his blog. I admired Mike's hopefulness and courage and generous spirit. I will keep Mike and his family in my thoughts and prayers. I look forward to a day when no one will have to suffer with or lose loved ones to this horrible disease.

Anonymous said...

I am deeply saddened to hear of Mike's passing. I have stage IV melanoma, and found great inspiration in Mike's words and thoughts on this blog. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I would just like you to know that he has helped me in more ways than words can describe.

Anonymous said...

I am so sadden that Melanoma took another wonderful warrior. Mike followed Pale Skin Is In and as you may know Tina lost her wonderful battle in July. I remember her sharing Mikes story with me during her IL2 treatments. She spoke of you his wife and your wonderful support she felt you gave him. I know your pain as Tina was my daughter. May God give you the peace you need to move forward. Mike and Tina both had tons of optimism and we would also if it was our life. I praise them both for being optimisit enough to share there story with so many. Lives will be saved through them. Two warrior speaking now in Heaven.

Janine said...

So sorry to see this. My condolences and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Ciao Mike...I had an exchange of emails with him. My mother has a IV stage metastatic melanoma in her stomach discovered on the 10 of August 2011. (She is really unlucky, she had a previous coutaneous melanoma 20 years ago). I think that period of depression can cause the re-activation of this cancer. Ipiliumumab and Vemurafenib are the most powerful drugs at the moment for this cancer, but with really heavy collateral effects. The reality is that there is no cure for this cancer. My mother stopped fighting and she's gonna die.. I'm so sad for you Mike, for your beautiful family and for my mother. I'll pray for you and my mother. Ciao Mike da Firenze - Italy