Hundreds bid Doeba farewell
The remains of the late Liberian financial strategist and former President of the St. Patrick Alumni Association in Liberia, Doeba Patrick Nyafor Bropleh has been laid to rest in Georgia, the United States of America. Celebration for the home-going of the late Doeba was held at the 2000 Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta.
In 1989, Doeba graduated from the Bradley University in Illionis with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and later matriculated to the California State University where he acquired a MBA Degree with focus in Strategic Management in 1994.
He was also a prolific writer who wrote several poems and articles that were published on www.Liberiaseabreeze.com and www.pambazuka.org and other international magazines. He also demonstrated a passion for Arts and delved devotedly into photography.
Doeba was a member of several organizations including the Phi Beta Sigma Western Division, ACFLi, LANC, the Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas, ULAA; the Liberian-American Community organization of Sacramento, California, the Margaret Okari foundation and the Sierra Leone Humanitarian Project among others.
He started his professional career in 1989 at Associates First Capital Corporation, a leading US consumer finance company at the time where he later served as District sales Manager and Assistant vice president respectively.
The late Doeba was indeed an all-round family man and was dubbed as,” the Minister for Family Affairs” who unwavering commitment connected a lot of family members, relatives and friends from near and far.
Dobe Brops as affectionately referred to by his colleagues and friends was born onto the union of Dr. Nah-Doe Bropleh and Mrs. Mary Tor Nah Bropleh on February 25, 1968 in Portland Oregon. He leaves to mourn the loss, his parents, four brothers, several nieces, cousins and nephews and the host of other relatives and friends.
The celebration over the remains of the late Doeba was attended by members of the Liberian community from across the United States of America as well representatives of institutions and groups that the deceased tirelessly associated. He died at the age of 43.
Story by: James Bleetan