UNC student unexpectedly dies
Published: Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Updated: Thursday, August 30, 2012 00:08
On Aug. 19 UNC student Brendan Keith Bandy from Aurora died unexpectedly off campus.
Bandy was a 22-year-old entering his senior year at the University of Northern Colorado majoring in physics. Two sources confirm he died from a seizure caused from epilepsy.
While he attended UNC Bandy worked at Cheba Hut restaurant, 1645 8th Ave., where he was well-known.
“I hired Brendan over two years ago as a driver,” said Dylan O’Reilly the general manager of Cheba Hut. “He progressed up to manager within a year.”
Bandy was beloved by his co-workers and those he interacted with while serving the masses of hungry college students.
“He could find the positive side of anything during work and never complained about being at work,” said O’Reilly.
Bandy was born Jan 31, 1990 in Denver and attended Smoky Hill High School in Aurora where he played baseball and football.
Some of Bandy’s closest family and friends gathered on Aug. 21 at 1017 19th Street for a candle vigil honoring his life and to offer some closure. Attendees were encouraged to bring a candle and join the procession as they made their way to Gunter Green.
Bandy enjoyed snowboarding and golf with both his family and friends. The memorial service was held on Aug. 24 at the Fairmount Cemetery in Denver.
More information about Bandy can be found on his “Book of Memories Online Tribute” page on fairmount-cemetery.com where a condolence message and donation can be made. A memorial candle can also be lit in Bandy’s honor.