Sacred Heart, KCHS graduate Brian Bradley Maves dies

Brian Bradley Maves, born on Jan. 30, 1985, in Iowa, died May 9 at the age of 36.

He was brought up in the Catholic faith and was a student at Sacred Heart Cathedral School and Knoxville Catholic High School. He attended Miami University in Ohio, majoring in political science and history. He then earned a master’s degree in political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During this time he studied for one year at Vrije University in Amsterdam.

After returning to the United States, he resided in Washington, D.C., and worked in the offices of Sen. Lamar Alexander and then-Rep. Marsha Blackburn. He crafted and shepherded several successful bills. He next became a lobbyist for the National Association of Home Builders, and then was a liaison between the U.S. Department of Labor and Congress.

Mr. Maves was preceded in death by grandfather Earl Betts, grandparents Harry and Elsie Maves, uncle Michael Betts, and aunt Melissa Betts. He is survived by parents Barry and Michele Maves; loving brother Corey; maternal grandmother Sandy Betts; numerous loving and supportive aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

A funeral Mass was held at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, with the burial in the Sacred Heart columbarium. Honorary pallbearers were Corey Maves, Adam Donahoo, Patrick Redmon, and Dominick Depersio. Donations in Brian’s name can be made to KARM, Second Harvest Food Bank, or the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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