Daniel Brodie, affectionately known as Poo, may have been small in size, but he had a personality as big as the world. He was a beloved husband, son, father, brother, nephew, uncle and friend. He died of natural causes on December 10. He was 46.
You could count on him entering the room to the cheers of “Big Poppa in the house.” He loved spending time with his family and friends, during holidays, special occasions or for just no reason at all. He was the life of the party, always good for a laugh, and as we all know Poo “raised everybody.”
Brodie was born on June 24, 1965 in Philadelphia to Joan Brodie. He received his early education at St. Gregory Catholic School where he was a top student in his class. He later graduated from Overbrook High School, where during his senior year he participated in a co-op program for Mellon Bank, which led to his 16-year career in the banking industry. His family said he worked hard and diligently, climbing the ladder of success. After leaving Mellon Bank, he worked for several different companies. His last place of employment was at UPS in Logan Township in New Jersey where he was a manager or as he would say, “Running that.”
In 1987, he met Marcy Starks who he pursued aggressively, winning her heart with kind acts. He was a true Don Juan. They married in 1990. They had three children.
Brodie gave his life to the Lord Jesus Christ and joined West Park Church of Deliverance where he served on the usher board. He later joined New Heritage Church of Deliverance under the leadership of Pastor Michael Boyd.
Brodie leaves to mourn: wife, Marcy; three children, Daniel Jr., Roy and Ayana; mother, Joan; sister, Donna (Eric); three brothers, Nolan, Michael and Bruce; sister-in-law, Vanessa (William); eight brothers-in-law, Calvin (Joyce), Clarence Jr., Melvin, Gregory, Thomas, Kenneth, Anthony and David (Elizabeth); two aunts, Joyce (Donald) and Lisa; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Services were held December 16 at Vine Memorial Baptist Church, 5600 West Girard Ave. Wood Funeral Home handled the arrangements.