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Honoring the Life of Brendan Patrick Tevlin

The Brendan Patrick Tevlin ’13 Memorial Field Fund

 
The/Studio: Introduce yourself. Tell our readers a little bit about who you are!

Chris: My name is Chris Wightman. I am a designer living in New Jersey; I am speaking today about Brendan Tevlin and his family.

The/Studio: What does your organization do?

Chris: We are THE BRENDAN PATRICK TEVLIN ’13 MEMORIAL FIELD FUND.
Full info can be found here:
HTTPS://WWW.SHP.ORG/PAGES/GIVING/BRENDAN-PATRICK-TEVLIN-MEMORIAL-FUND
Brendan Tevlin was a smart, bright, giving young man with a bright future. He had just completed his first year at the University or Richmond. He was taken from us too young and we are memorializing him by naming a field for him at his alma mater Seaton Hall Prep in West Orange, NJ
His full obituary can be found here:
http://obits.nj.com/obituaries/starledger/obituary.aspx?pid=171538442

The/Studio: What about your organization are you most proud of?

Chris: It is impossible to measure the impact this family has had on the community. They are a proud Irish American family and there is not a worthy organization they are not involved with, St, Philomena’s Parish, The Ancient Order of Hibernians, The Friendly sons of the Shillelagh, West Orange Parade Committee, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, the list goes on and on.

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The/Studio: What type of legacy do you want to leave?

Chris: We would love to have Brendan’s motto of ‘Good Vibes and Easy Living’ to be forever memorialized.

The/Studio: What is the story behind the custom product that you produced with The/Studio?

Chris: We had patches made to remember Brendan. A shamrock with his initials ‘BPT’ These have been worn by the Livingston Lacrosse team, and they have been worn by the entire West Orange Parade Committee and also by our Breast Cancer Walk team, the ‘Testies for Breasties’. T4B started as an all-male team by Brendan’s father, Mike and me (Mike’s wife is a breast cancer survivor) – to date we have raised over 50 thousand dollars for Breast cancer research and treatment.

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The/Studio: Is there anything our community members can do to help?

Chris: Yes please, please visit: HTTPS://WWW.SHP.ORG/PAGES/GIVING/BRENDAN-PATRICK-TEVLIN-MEMORIAL-FUND