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Col. (Ret) Robert F. Brodman passed away on January 26, 2014 at the age of 83. He will be laid to rest at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas on Feb. 7, 2014.
Bob was born Dec. 15, 1930 to Fritz and Ilse Bluhm, in Fort Totten, NY. He served 34 years in the Air Force, retiring as a highly decorated Colonel at Randolph AFB in 1984. Bob was a fighter pilot, serving in Vietnam with over 400 air hours and was awarded a Purple Heart for his service and wounds received during a mission. In 1955, he married Barry Jean Brodman and together they raised 3 boys.
Bob is survived by his brother, Pete Bluhm, Bob's sons Lane Brodman and Cole Brodman, their wives, respectively, Donna and Kara, Cole and Kara's children, Jackson and Shelby Brodman, and Donna's child, Kelley and her husband Rich Counts.
He will be sorely missed by all whose life he touched.
Published in Express-News on Feb. 7, 2014