I met Kevin O’Sullivan at a mutual friend’s house on April 16, 2010. I was so struck by his loyalty and passion for IBEW Local 164 that I decided to write a Game Plan column about him, kind of providing a slice of life insight into brotherhood and what that means when it’s passed along through generations.

The piece went live on April 28, 2010 and Kevin picked up the phone to let me know how much he appreciated it. He said he was blown away. That he thought only his dogs understood him. Recently I told him he was on a very short list of people who had called to thank me that way and he thought it particularly funny that one of the others on that list was Oprah Winfrey.

I’ve noticed that many people have been “searching” his name since he died suddenly on Friday and they’ve found their way to this site. I was dismayed to realize the link to the aforementioned column was broken because Fox Business had made some changes (there’s a graphics error, but the important part is there), so I fixed it on my Columns page and I am providing the link here as well.

I am so, so proud of this piece and so privileged to have known him:

A Life in the Union Tradition