David L. Brown

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David L. Brown Sept. 7, 1928 - May 29, 2014 MISHAWAKA - David L. Brown, 85, of Mishawaka, IN, passed on Thursday, May 29, 2014. David was born on September 7, 1928, in Mishawka, IN, to the late David and Florence Brown. In 1964 David married Florence DeBroka who preceded him in death. David is survived by his children, Bob (Carol) DeBroka, Jim (Charlotte) DeBroka of Mishawaka, Annette DeBroka of South Bend, and Andrea (Sergio) DeBroka-Lob of Fairfield, CT; grandchildren, Wendy (David) Harris, Bryan (Nancy) DeBroka, Cynthia (Ubaldo) Patino, Krysten (Matthew) Atherton (DeBroka), Erik (Shawna) DeBroka, Jill Hunter, Amanda Grooms, Adam Grooms, Abbie Grooms, and Nico Lob, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. David was also preceded in death by 1 grandchild, Andrew DeBroka, and siblings, William Brown and Evelyn Kime. He was employed at Uniroyal for 42 years as a pattern maker. David proudly served his country with the United States Marine Corps and was a member of the Marine Corps League, Veterans of Foreign Wars and The Fraternal Order of Eagles. He served as president of the Mishawaka-Penn Township Democratic Club and was active in politics for many years. David could best be described as a great conversationalist and storyteller. He was opinionated and you always knew where you stood with him. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and going to Notre Dame football games. He loved having fun and socializing with groups of people. You might remember him from the local channel 16 commercials as the one who said, "the brother and sister team" David will be missed by all those who knew and loved him. He has left us with many entertaining memories and stories. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, June 11th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m at the Knights of Columbus, 111 West 1st Street, Mishawaka, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Andrew J. De Broka Scholarship Fund, c/o Mishawaka High School, 1202 Lincoln Way East, Mishawaka, Indiana 46544.

Published in South Bend Tribune on June 3, 2014
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