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Joseph L. Broz

HEATH: Joseph Leonard Broz, 76, of Heath, passed away peaceably on February, 8, with family at his side at the Selma Markowitz Center in Newark, OH.

Joe was born March 3, 1936 in Cleveland, OH. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a Master's Degree in Microbiology. He was a biochemist for Ross Labs and Chemical Abstracts Service. For the last several years he ran HomeBuyer's Inspection Service. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy and Active Reserves.

Joe is survived by a brother, Richard (Pauline) Broz, Nahunta, GA; a sister, Arlene Dixon, Hebron, OH; and a special nephew, Bryan (Amanda) Dixon, Pataskala, OH.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul & Jessie Riboczi.

Joe felt community service was important. Among his many involvements were: past president of Northeast Kiwanis Club, Man-to-Man prison release program, Boy Scout leader, Big Brothers, foster parent to many, and served on the Board of Directors of The Bridge, a Northland Counseling Center. In recent years, he volunteered at St. Vincent Haven in Newark.

A special thanks to Craig Rowe, his caregiver for the last several months, Hospice of Central Ohio, and visiting nurse, Linda.

Interment will be at Union Cemetery with a private ceremony.

Contributions can be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, PO Box 430, Newark, OH 43058.
Published in the The Advocate on Feb. 12, 2013
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