DAVENPORT — Funeral services to celebrate the life of Charles R. Brozovich, 87, a resident of Davenport, will be noon Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in the All Faith Chapel at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main St., Davenport. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Buffalo. There will be graveside military rites conducted by the American Legion Post 26. The family will greet friends Wednesday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Mr. Brozovich died Friday, March 17, at Genesis Medical Center-West Central Park, Davenport. He was surrounded by his loving family and passed away following a brief illness.
Charles Robert Brozovich was born Dec. 7, 1929, in Swissvale, Pennsylvania, one of 10 children born to Joseph Frank and Frances (Yuran) Brozovich. He attended the University of Pittsburg, University of Colorado and graduated with a degree from St. Ambrose University in 2004.
He was united in marriage to Mary Faith Proksch on Sept. 10, 1955, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Davenport. She was the love of his life and they were blessed with nearly 43-years of marriage at the time of her passing on Feb. 17, 1998. He often shared with family and friends that Mary was “an outstanding woman”.
He was proud to have served our country in the U.S. Airforce. He was stationed in Greenland during the Korean War.
Chuck began his work career in the cement industry with Dewey Portland Cement in Buffalo. He worked through all the transitions and mergers and retired in 1994 as treasurer of LaFarge North America, Inc. in Buffalo. He had a great work ethic and a true entrepreneurial spirit; he often thought about new inventions or better ways to build something. He had owned an ice cream store at one point and started one of the first self-storage facilities in the state of Iowa.
Chuck or Gramps as he was referred to by his grandchildren loved to spend time with his family, to him “family was everything.” He and Mary enjoyed traveling and family vacations. He often subjected his friends and family to what they called the “20 questions”! He will be missed by many. Chuck is now reunited with his beloved wife.
Memorials can be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, as a tribute to his beloved wife Mary’s memory.
Those left to cherish his memory include a daughter, Lori Brownson (Randy), LeClaire; a son and daughter in law, Craig and Tammy Brozovich, Davenport; grandchildren: Kelly (Adam) Panther, LeClaire, Samantha (Patrik) Levesque, Bettendorf and Phyllip Brozovich, Buffalo; three great-grandsons; and siblings: Joe, Jean, Bobby, Joanne and Betty.
Online condolences and remembrances may be expressed to the family by visiting Chuck’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.