Traverse City Record-Eagle


May 13, 2014

Charles L. Brozofsky

HONOR — Charles Leo Brozofsky passed May 10, 2014 at the family farm near Honor where he was a lifelong resident. He resided at the same home where he was born in on Nov. 4, 1932, the son of Harold and Mary Belle (Nichols) Brozofsky.

At age 18, he joined the U.S. Army and honorably served during the Korean War stationed in Alaska. One of Charlie’s greatest joys was old John Deere tractors and farming with Clydesdales. This is where Charles developed a hard work ethic and took great pride in raising his own food and livestock.

Although he worked several jobs throughout his lifetime, after many years of employment he retired from Grand Traverse Constructions in 2003.

Following retirement Charlie kept busy maintaining the family farm and visiting daily with family, friends, and neighbors. He especially valued the time he shared with his dear friends during their Saturday coffee club. He also looked forward to playing cards with family and possibly cheating on a hand or two at Rummy.

He was a patient teacher, a dedicated father, and a proud and doting grandfather to his granddaughters Nevi, Fallon, Syldee and Hazel.

He was greatly loved and respected by those who knew him and he will be sorely missed.

He is survived by his children, Jason Ryan of Ky., Alice Brozofsky of Ill., Charlie (Helena) Brozofsky of Beulah and Catherine Brozofsky of Beulah; grandchildren, Nevi, Fallon, Syldee and Hazel Brozofsky; brother, Andy Brozofsky of Wash.; long time companion, Joy Brozofsky; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by parents; brother, JB; and sister, Helen Yacks.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 15 at the Jowett Family Funeral Homes in Benzonia. Arrangements by Jowett Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Service.

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