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Darwin Brodt

1956 - 2016
Darwin Brodt Obituary
With his loving family by his side, Darwin Brodt went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, May 17th 2016. Darwin lived in Bushkill Twp with his wife and family. Born August 10th, 1956 in Fountain Hill, PA, he was a son of Doris E. Buzzard Brodt of Forks Twp and the late Wilson R. Brodt. He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Forks Twp. Darwin graduated from Easton Area High School in 1974. He was an All-American Wrestler for Easton and a District XI, Regional and PIAA State Champion at 167 lbs. He earned his B.S. in Education and Masters of Secondary Education from East Stroudsburg University, where he was an NCAA All-American Wrestler at 190 lbs. and placed in the NCAA Championships. After college he wrestled on the USA Olympic Development Team and traveled overseas to represent the U.S.A. Darwin coached wrestling at Palisades High School, Moravian and Lafayette Colleges, and was the first Junior High coach for the Nazareth Area School District. He was also a PIAA wrestling official. He taught Social Studies for 1 year at Palisades High School and spent the next 31 years teaching American Government at Nazareth Area High School. He served as a Student Government Advisor and started a scholarship to benefit seniors in need. During election years, he took eligible seniors to the polls to learn and experience the voting process. Also a small business owner, he owned and operated Jet Black Driveway Service for many years. More recently, he owned and operated A-1 Quality Coins and Currency of Wind Gap, PA. Survivors: Darwin was the loving husband of Brenda A. Brodt with whom he shared 28 years of marriage, and a loving father to his children, Brianna Brodt of Peckville, PA and Lauren Brodt of Brick, NJ. Also surviving are two brothers, Glenn Brodt and his wife Jill of Colorado Springs, CO and Roland Brodt and wife Barbara of Wilson, PA, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his brother Daniel. Services: Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, May 28th at Faith Lutheran Church, 2012 Sullivan Trail Easton, PA 18040, from 12:00 pm-3:00 pm., which will be followed by a Memorial Service at 3:00 pm. Services are under the care and direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, Nazareth. Contributions: Contributions in Darwin's memory may be offered to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at www.themmrf.org, or Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at www.mskcc.org. Please visit a tribute page in honor of Darwin at www.schmidtfuneralhomepc.com
Published in Morning Call on May 25, 2016
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