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Newleopardfan2

Tough News

I heard second hand, so don't want to spread false information, but I understand that there is some very tough news on the way.
Andy

Re: Tough News

Newleopardfan2 wrote:
I heard second hand, so don't want to spread false information, but I understand that there is some very tough news on the way.


Posted in the active thread, NLF.  Very serious.  Praying for a positive sign. Those in the know choosing not to post details, I will respect their decision.  A rugged and inspirational player.
flyfisher

Just pray. Brian Keller has been in a very bad auto accident. I am not comfortable posting additional details.  An email went out to the parents.
RichH

Just saw the article at nj.com. Very sad. We will pray for his recovery.
SixtyEighter

There is also a short semi-informative article on Lehigh Valley Live . com
SixtyEighter

Sorry - same article.
seenalot

Prayers for Brian and his family.
BillS

seenalot wrote:
Prayers for Brian and his family.
prayers for Brian and his family!
Lafalum

BillS wrote:
seenalot wrote:
Prayers for Brian and his family.
prayers for Brian and his family!


ditto
LeopardBall10

I saw an update on social media from about 12 hours ago. To respect Brian, his family, and their privacy I won't take the facebook post of someone I don't know as approval to share details. But I will say that he continues to fight, and he will have a hell of a road to recovery.

I figured some of you may want to know about the Go Fund Me page that has been getting a lot of support. I do not know Melanie Rae Chorzelewski (the girl who started the page), but a lot of current and former players and school groups have donated. I am sure the family appreciates the help to defray the costs of treatment.
RichH

Thanks for posting site on AGS. We couldn't find it last night.
edge29

Social media is reporting more bad news.  Shocked and saddened.
RichH

So terrible. Our hearts go out to his fa,ily a.d friends
LeopardBall10

edge29 wrote:
Social media is reporting more bad news.  Shocked and saddened.


I just saw something that mentioned it... I pray its not what it looks like.

EDIT: I just saw Coach Hallahan's facebook post. It looks like Brian passed away today. I have not been able to confirm with anyone yet.
RichH

Numerous tweets, for Brian . Sadly,quite clear.
LeopardBall10

RichH wrote:
Numerous tweets, for Brian . Sadly,quite clear.


Unbelievable. A similar thing happened to a friend of mine over the summer of our junior year. I will never forget sitting at the funeral with my college friends. What a terrible experience. My prayers for the family and the football family.
Lafalum

So sad .... No doubt now ..... Such a promising life. God bless his family and friends at this tragic time.
Pardsfriend

Tough News

Prayers to the family of Brian Keller, R.I.P. #80

Amen
BillS

Re: Tough News

Pardsfriend wrote:
Prayers to the family of Brian Keller, R.I.P. #80

Amen
Prayers to the family  RIP Brian Keller!
flyfisher

This is just horrible. Everyone is hurting. Everyone in shock. Words cannot define the pain right now. I pray for the family. Great student in ME, great player, great fraternity brother, great friend and mentor.  My son was really close to him.
Andy

flyfisher wrote:
This is just horrible. Everyone is hurting. Everyone in shock. Words cannot define the pain right now. I pray for the family. Great student in ME, great player, great fraternity brother, great friend and mentor.  My son was really close to him.


Oh so sad...condolences to his family and to all those whose lives he touched.

Pic from the donor site captures what I will remember of him on the field - energy, enthusiasm, strength, passion.  All you could ask of a teammate:

seenalot

No words can fully express the pain all who were close to him must be feeling.  Such an awful loss.  RIP Brian.
Bogus Megapardus

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. - Revelation 21:4

May the Peace of the Lord be with you, Brian Keller, and with your family and teammates.
Franks Tanks

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/l...ian_keller_will_live_forever.html

Heartfelt words from Brad Wilson at the Express-Times.
Newleopardfan2

Devastating. Beyond words. So, so sad.
Zeus

Losing Brian makes this upcoming season absolutely meaningless.
bison137

Terrible news.   My condolences to his family and friends, and to those in the LC community.
SixtyEighter

A short article about Brian Keller's death was published in the Trenton Times this morning. It is a New Jersey Media paper. Therefore it may appear in all of their papers.Brian died in Trenton after being transported to the Capital Health trauma center.Sudden unexpected premature death appears to be a part of modern life. However losing a young gifted person like Brian is always extremely hard to take.I offer my condolences to his immediate and extended family.There is little that can be said that will or can provide consolation.
bethlehempard

Today's front page of the Express-Times is a tribute to Brian and done very well. If a fan who isn't a local would like a copy, please send a PM today by mid-afternoon and I will try to pick up a copy to send to you.
The stories are available at www.lehighvalleylive.com
NewXbo

Zeus wrote:
Losing Brian makes this upcoming season absolutely meaningless.


I think you have gone a little overboard here. The loss of a much respected teammate should give the team something to play for. They should play to honor his memory, to emulate him, and provide the leadership he would have.
BillS

NewXbo wrote:
Zeus wrote:
Losing Brian makes this upcoming season absolutely meaningless.


I think you have gone a little overboard here. The loss of a much respected teammate should give the team something to play for. They should play to honor his memory, to emulate him, and provide the leadership he would have.
Totally agree Brian will be our biggest fan in heaven rooting for the Pards !
bethlehempard

Yes, Brian set the bar high and what he did on the field and in the classroom should be an inspiration. Yes it puts the game and all things in perspective but this guy was a winner and an example to others.
I talked to my teenaged son about this yesterday, that this is the kind of guy he should aim to be and to be around. He got it.
Thank you No. 80 and all those who guided and challenged him.
flyfisher

bethlehempard wrote:
Today's front page of the Express-Times is a tribute to Brian and done very well. If a fan who isn't a local would like a copy, please send a PM today by mid-afternoon and I will try to pick up a copy to send to you.
The stories are available at www.lehighvalleylive.com


My son would like a copy if possible please.
flyfisher

NewXbo wrote:
Zeus wrote:
Losing Brian makes this upcoming season absolutely meaningless.


I think you have gone a little overboard here. The loss of a much respected teammate should give the team something to play for. They should play to honor his memory, to emulate him, and provide the leadership he would have.


I think what he meant to say was it tends to put the season in perspective. I would think the boys will play their very best to honor Brian. however it also puts into perspective that football game is just a very small part of life.
Pards Rule

Just so sad...I recall so well how we snatched him from going to Lehigh at the 11th hour. I stopped many times to talk to his mother and relatives at their tailgate as they were from same area of South Jersey I was. My condolences to the family and friends.
SixtyEighter

Very nice article yesterday in Trenton Times about Brian Keller. It's a tribute interview with his high school coach and high school friend.
Pard4Life

I think Zues means that the game and season itself in the grand scheme is meaningless when someone treasured is lost forever.

Does anyone know what happened? It took place at 6am and I know this stretch of road... it's not dangerous... did he fall asleep?
2012Pard

Pard4Life wrote:
Does anyone know what happened? It took place at 6am and I know this stretch of road... it's not dangerous... did he fall asleep?


I saw an article early on indicating that he'd just drifted off the side of the road and hit a tree at about 6 am.  Given the time of day, falling asleep sounds like the most likely explanation.  We'll probably never know for sure at this point.
Pards Rule

Pard4Life wrote:
I think Zues means that the game and season itself in the grand scheme is meaningless when someone treasured is lost forever.

Does anyone know what happened? It took place at 6am and I know this stretch of road... it's not dangerous... did he fall asleep?


P4L, my neighbor at Long Beach Island condos - Ocean Court Condos - where I spent the weekends in summer and a week in August is a good friend of mine believes her son - EMS - responded to this accident as it happened in Mansfield Twp (Columbus, NJ) and I will contact him to see what he knows. She said (living in Columbus) this is an inexplicable area of numerous accidents for a stretch of road with no discernable curve, etc. Does anyone know of funeral arrangements? I am near Somerdale and would like to go.
NewXbo

Well I'm here in Easton since I have my house in Stone Harbor rented out for the month of June and I understand he was working as summer help for the City of Easton in the Highway Department. They start work at 7:30 so it sounds like he was on the way to work. That's a pretty long daily commute, surprised he was not living up on the hill.
Pards Rule

NewXbo wrote:
Well I'm here in Easton since I have my house in Stone Harbor rented out for the month of June and I understand he was working as summer help for the City of Easton in the Highway Department. They start work at 7:30 so it sounds like he was on the way to work. That's a pretty long daily commute, surprised he was not living up on the hill.



Holy crow! Wow - what a commute! Couldn't he live in one of the frats or dorm that are unused. They have cooking facilities etc in common areas...Would have covered gas and wear and tear I'm sure!
Marooner

I have no authority here, but I still think it would be appropriate if we could all stop speculating on this particular matter.
SIDELINER

I don't think he was commuting daily, but rather, from what I've read, he was returning from a weekend at the shore.

Story on funeral details from The Morning Call, including more comments from Coach Tavani:

http://www.mcall.com/sports/mc-la...eller-funeral-20150629-story.html
bethlehempard

Reading Eagle (family is from Berks County)

http://readingeagle.com/news/arti...county-man&template=mobileart
CHIP72

I haven't commented on here previously about Brian Keller's passing, but what a terrible loss.  I couldn't help but think about former Philadelphia Flyers goalie Pelle Lindbergh's car accident in south Jersey nearly 30 years ago when I first heard about Brian Keller's accident, even though the circumstances with each accident appear to be different.

My condolences to his family, friends, the Lafayette football team, and the Lafayette College community.
NE Leopard

LVL Article on Brian Keller Organ Donation

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/l...te_co.html#incart_related_stories
2008pards

Beautiful tributes to a very Special young man. May his soul and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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