James Carl Broland FloridaJames Carl Broland, 33, from Schenectady was one of two passengers to lose their life in a car accident in Killeen, TX on April 14, 2012. Jim grew up in Rotterdam and relocated to Florida with his family in 1996. He is survived by his father, James F. Broland; mother, Mary Jane Pappa Simone; step-father, Arthur Simone; sister and brother in law, Tracy and Ryan Combee; niece, Ashlee Combee; grandmother, Eleanor Pappa. Jim is also survived by two children, Tyler Broland, 13, Branford, FL and Jannelle Broland, 15, Killeen, TX. He has a step-sister, Brittany Simone of Niskayuna and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family in both Florida and New York. Jim attended Mohonasen High School. He was known for his love for baseball and his ability as a left handed pitcher. Jim later became a member of the National Umpire Association. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 4th, 2 p.m. at Living Springs Worship Center in Branford, FL.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on July 29, 2012