Kyle Francis Brogna
January 3, 1991 - July 11, 2012
Kyle Francis Brogna passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, in Hood River, Ore., due to complications from Type 1 diabetes. He was born Jan. 3, 1991, in Lancaster, Calif., where he lived with his father, Todd Brogna, mother, Theresa Maher Brogna, and sister Kaitlyn Brogna until 2007, when they moved to Hood River.
Kyle loved living in Hood River and graduated from Hood River Valley High School in 2009. He attended Portland Community College and planned to follow his father into the wind energy industry.
He loved many outdoor activities including riding motorcycles, snowboarding, and wakeboarding and other water sports. Kyle played hockey for 12 years and was a great goalie. He loved animals, especially his dogs, Sophie and Gizzy.
Kyle had suffered from Type 1 diabetes since age 8, but never let it slow him down or define him.
He is survived by his parents and sister, paternal grandmother, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Francis and Beryl Maher, and his uncle, James Maher.
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, July 21, at noon at Anderson’s Tribute Center in Hood River. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 7000 S.W. Hampton, Ste. 101, Portland, OR 97223.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
Condolences are being received online.