Friday, April 13, 2012
It saddens me to tell you that James Gillis, the son of our Alpha Brother James Gillis died in Florida recently. Before my son Damon was married, he and James shared a rental house in Lake Balboa near Van Nuys. James took his life a week before he was due to return to Southern California. He was very dear to our family.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
We have lost our Fraternity Brother Brent Brody. His family has requested that we share photographs of him. Please contact Jerry Fecht if you have images to share.
Brother Brent Brody was born on the 24th of February, 1942 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was initiated into the Phi Delta Psi Fraternity in the Spring of 1961. Brent served as Social Chairman for the Beta Chapter of our Brotherhood.
Brent is widely believed to be the hardest working man to pledge our Fraternity. While attending Piece, he worked long hours in the delicatessen business, "learning the trade." The motives of the Brothers by electing Brent Social Chairman were obvious. Beta Brothers were the best fed young guys in the Valley. After college, Brother Brody founded Brent's Deli in Northridge, California. He later established Brent’s Deli in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Brent and his wife Joanne were married over 40 years. They shared twin, 36 year old, daughters Shanah and Sarah and an older daughter Yanah 39. Brent had a son Derek, 43 from a previous marriage. The Brody's had 13 grandchildren. Our Brother Brent died on Friday April 6, 2012.