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Howard L. Broverman

1930-2013 PITTSFIELD Howard Lawrence Broverman of Pittsfield, Mass. and Bradenton, Fla. died on December 3, 2013 at the age of 83. Howard was born on Sept. 19, 1930, to parents Michael and Bessie Broverman and was a graduate of Pittsfield High School and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army and worked on the 1953 atomic bomb tests in Nevada in 1952. Howard was an engineer for 35 years at GE's Ordnance Department and is most notable for his work on the Polaris Guidance System, micro development (3 patents), space system projects, Aegis Radar and Bradley turret systems. Howard enjoyed traveling, golf, tennis, fishing, watching birds, bridge, Fan Tan (card game), poker, his 5 o'clock cocktail hours, and the Red Sox. Howard is survived by his wife of 26 years, Judith Stilwell, who was the inspiration to keep him going through the best and worst of times. He is also survived by his three daughters, Nancy Millman, and husband Peter of New Jersey, Carol Broverman of Newton, Mass., and Sandy Rodriguez and husband Enrique of Connecticut; also, his stepson, Regan Rosenfeld and wife Giselle of Pennsylvania and his stepdaughter, Tiffan Clark of Ohio and seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Becky, Michael, Lilly, Matthew, Amanda and Reed. He is also survived by his youngest brother, Lester Broverman, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; his former wife, Rita Broverman; and his brothers, Al and Donald. The family will celebrate his life with a private memorial gathering at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mass Audubon - Canoe Meadows Pittsfield Wildlife Sanctuary, 208 South Great Rd., Lincoln, MA 01773 or Tidewell Hospice, Philanthropy Department, 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34238.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2013
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