Posted by Amber Rice, a resident of another community, on Feb 26, 2008 at 9:09 am
Denise, Lauren, Jessica, Ryan, and all Blocker Family,
I will remember all the wonderful times we all shared together. It was wonderful to work with all of you and Brad for all of those years. Although I am not near, you are in my thoughts everyday. I love you with all my heart and will never forget what an incredible person, husband and father Brad was.
Posted by Ruben & Marcus, a resident of another community, on Feb 26, 2008 at 1:37 pm
Gail and family,
May you find solace in this difficult time of need. Coach Brad was great with kids. He always came to practice with a smile. He knew football and shared his knowledge. My son, Marcus learned a lot from him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Kathy Dong, a resident of another community, on Feb 26, 2008 at 2:16 pm
My heartfelt sympathies are with you and your entire family at this time of your lose. It has been a privilege knowing you over the years. I've come to admire you, your family, and your values. May you know you have a community of friends who will always love and support you.
Posted by Julie Jeter Angell, a resident of another community, on Feb 26, 2008 at 10:32 pm
I was fortunate enough to come to know and love Brad as his
Sigma Chi "little sister" at UCLA having met him through my brother, John. As their friendship progressed, Brad continued to treat me as a little sister and I felt comforted and protected by both Brad and John on the huge campus. The whole Jeter family is absolutely heartsick at your loss. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Brandy Savoie Lopinto, a resident of another community, on Feb 27, 2008 at 7:28 am
Aunt Denise, Lauren, Jessie, Ryan..
I am so sorry about Uncle Brad. I am sorry i can not be there for you but my heart is reaching out to you from louisiana. Uncle brad was a great man. He will be greatly missed. Aunt Denise you are one of the strongest women i know and your strength will get everyone through this time. I will be praying for you and the whole enitre blocker family. I love you aunt denise, uncle brad, lauren, jessie, and ryan.
Posted by JoAnne Zawitoski, a resident of another community, on Feb 27, 2008 at 11:48 am
My dear Denise: I was so shocked and saddened today to learn of Brad's tragic loss. I am so, so sorry. I feel a special heart-break for you given my own recent parallel experience. I wish no one would have to go through this! I am going to be praying that you and your family receive extra strength, courage, support and love in the coming days. I will always remember the great love that you and Brad had for each other--that special twinkle in each other's eyes when you were together--and I know that such a great love will live on forever.
Posted by John Henkhaus, a resident of another community, on Feb 28, 2008 at 8:41 am
Dear Blocker Family,
During the short time that Brad and I crossed paths at Carr & Ferrell, I found Brad to be a genuine, affable, forthright and respectful man, having the type of personal attributes deserving of true respect. I was of course shocked and saddened to hear the news, and it is the nature of Brad's character that compelled me to write this note. My sympathy and prayers go out to you all.
Posted by Samantha and Isiah Nash, a resident of another community, on Feb 28, 2008 at 9:31 am
We are sorry to hear of your loss. Coach Brad was great with the kids and always had a positive outlook on things. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. He will be missed by all.
Posted by John Anagnostou, a resident of another community, on Feb 28, 2008 at 10:27 am
Dear Denise & Kids, and entire Blocker Family,
I had not seen him since high school until a few years ago when I
had the extreme privilege to lace them up with Brad at PCCC for lunch time basketball. He truly was a gift to us for those who played with him. He helped us to be better than we were, and he would simply demand that from us, once he stepped on the court. I am truly saddened of his passing. I know what it is like to lose a father at a young age. God bless you all. He will always be with you.
Posted by Dorothy Polash, a resident of the Portola Valley: other neighborhood, on Feb 28, 2008 at 11:29 pm
Brad coached my daughter Beth in basketball. He made her a lover of the sport and he made it fun for all the kids. They all felt good about themselves the sport and their coach. She still speaks of it fondly as her best ever time in sports. I am sure she is not the only one who felt that way. All who knew him and his wonderful family are mourning with you today.
Posted by Megan Coakley, a resident of another community, on Feb 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm
Denise, Lauren, Jessica, and Ryan...
I only got to meet and spend time with you and your amazing family once and the time that we got to spend together was great! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family as you go through the grieving process. I know my dad was Ryan's age when he lost his dad so Dad knows how feels. Being a 16 year old as Jessica is, I can only imagine the pain that she and Lauren are experiencing. My heart was touched when I read the article about Ryan's basketball game. It was amazing and Brad would have been very proud of him. Love you all and I hope that we get to see each other in the future! Praying for you always. With love, Megan Coakley
Posted by Mike Saylor, a resident of another community, on Mar 13, 2008 at 6:57 am
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Blocker Family. I went to school with Brad when we were sophomores at Terre Haute South Vigo High School (IN) back in 1976. He was a great kid back then and was motivated and mature beyond his years. He was a real good young player back then and he was on the varsity as a sophomore which was a little unusual.
I talked with Brad a few years ago and he told me about his wonderful family and how active he still was. It was great to hear from him.
We all leave this world. Unfortunately, Brad left too early for us but I am sure that God plan for him was manifested. Without a doubt, Brad made many many positive contributions to mankind.
Posted by Beth Polash, a resident of the Portola Valley: Westridge neighborhood, on Jul 6, 2008 at 1:43 am
I came on here in regard of the accident with Keith And Robert.. but now that i see this i am in shock. He was a great guy. Never paid him much respect.. but seeing as he was coaching.. i never really saw it necessary to kiss the butt of a man telling me to run lines....
Posted by Laura Hyman Liberty, a resident of another community, on Dec 13, 2008 at 11:08 am
I only learned of this terrible, tragic news yesterday, while going through the Tulane Law School Magazine. My heart goes out to you and your children.
I am certain that in his short life, Brad deeply touched most of those he came into contact with. His positive and giving spirit will live on through those people, but nowhere moreso than through you and your children.
Posted by Patrick McDavid, a resident of another community, on Jun 29, 2009 at 3:02 pm
Dear Blocker Family,
I am very sorry to learn of Brad's fatal accident. I have thought about Brad intermittantly over the years and learned of his death just recently. I have joyful memories of Brad over the past 39 years. I was a teammate with Brad on the Smith Alsop Little League baseball team in Terre Haute. He was a year younger than me. While at Terre Haute South we had similar interests in basketball, both playing for Coach Otis Sparks a year apart. I went on to earn my BA from Tulane, and it was on a Tulane basketball court at the Fieldhouse a few years later where we met again. While at that time I had not seen him in nearly 9 years, we recognized each other instantly and we had a warm but brief exchange, him telling me of his studies at Tulane Law. That was when I last saw him. I know that his forthright spirit of optimism lives on in all of us. I give my prayers and my sincere best wishes for your family,