Celebrating 100 Years of Life

by Barry Hill

Fit After Fifty dear Forever Athlete friend, Cy Breen, passed away the morning of Sunday, June 24, 2012 at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, CA. He was 100 years old.

Greg Klein, Cy’s stepson and caddy for the big birthday golf outings, shared a few sentiments….

What an amazing person Cy has been to us all–small in stature but a giant at heart. Hanging out with him was like being with a celebrity. Everyone knew him, and wherever we were, people wanted to say hi, and shake his hand. On the golf course all the ladies wanted to take their picture with him and get a hug, and the men looked at him in awe, wondering how he was able to play 100 holes of golf in one day, when they could barely play 18 holes at a much younger age. Everyone just loved CY and what he stood for– “Nothing makes you feel better than helping someone else.”

When I recently told people of his passing, most were totally shocked that Cy was physically gone. When I would say back to them “well he was 100 years old and lived a great life”, they all seem to say the same thing, “we just thought CY would live forever”, and that was his essence. He was larger than life–like a superhero or some fictional character from our favorite book., He was someone that we all depended on and expected to be there helping others. I will always remember him as my dear friend and look forward to the day when I can caddie for him once again in the eyes of the lord. God Bless you CY, see you on the first tee.

The memorial celebration of life is on saturday July7, at 11:00am at the Our Savior Community Church, 1020 East Ramon Rd. in Palm Springs, CA.

Discover more about Cy’s inspirational life in this multimedia eBook HERE.


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