Milo Kessler ’21, a beloved member of the Brooklyn Tech Math Major and Varsity Tennis Team, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2022 at the age of 18 after a 16-month battle with cancer. Milo graduated from Tech last spring and recently completed his first semester at Northeastern University as a Math and Physics Major. A year-round athlete, Milo played many sports including football, basketball, and tennis. A highlight of Milo's year was being able to walk across the stage on his own with his Tech classmates for his graduation at the Center Court of the US Open Tennis Center.
“I was lucky enough to have taught Milo at Brooklyn Tech for two years as part of the Math Major,” noted Dr. Tom Blozy, who also coached Milo in baseball outside of Tech.
He was a standout math student in a group of many of the top math students in the city. Milo was an incredible young man whose life was far too short.
Dr. Tom Blozy
"While battling cancer, Milo continued to be in class via Zoom with his camera on even as he was receiving treatments. He barely missed any classes. When he was able to walk across the stage on his own at graduation at the U.S. Tennis Center, it was a truly magical moment. At Northeastern, he took a full load of classes online. Because of limited online math options, however, I was even teaching Milo Multi-Variable Calculus this spring outside of his full course load. Milo handed in his last 'assignment’ to me in the first week of March. Milo was an incredible young man whose life was far too short.”
In memory of Milo, the Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation has established the Milo Kessler ’21 Memorial Fund.
To donate online, under Designation, select 'Milo Kessler ’21 Memorial Fund’ from the drop-down menu.
To donate by mail, please send checks to:
Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation
29 Fort Greene Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Please include in the check memo line: Milo Kessler ’21 Memorial Fund
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