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Charles Brozik

August 26, 1925 — May 31, 2012

Charles Thomas Brozik, 86, of Rockford passed away Thursday, May 31, 2012 at home.nbsp; Born in Chicago on August 26, 1925, the son of Joseph and Mary Brozik.nbsp; In his early years the family moved to Stevens Point, Wisconsin, where Charles grew up, graduated from high school and then entered into the Navy.nbsp; He proudly served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years as an electrician on the USS Ahrens and USS Julius A. Raven.nbsp; He concluded his Navy years as an electricians mate 3 rd class, V6 USNR, Class B at the US Training and Distribution Center, Camp Peary, VA.nbsp; After his Navy service, Charles worked in Chicago for ten years as an electrician for Western Electric, then 35 years at Teletype Corporation (AT amp; T), retiring in 1980.nbsp; After retirement, he worked 5 more years at Zenith Corporation as a computer technician.nbsp; For the last 16 years, since 1994, Chuck and his wife, Fran have made their home in Rockford.nbsp; Beside his family and his work, he enjoyed several special interests, like fishing and boating on the Wisconsin Lake where the family had a trailer.nbsp; He loved the outdoors and loved to travel, especially to visit his brothers and sisters.nbsp; He loved to be going somewhere.nbsp; In earlier years, having mechanical interests, he enjoyed working on cars.nbsp; Kindness and generosity, helping his family through difficult times, was a mark of his character.nbsp; He never met a stranger.nbsp; Conversation came naturally with anyone, anywhere, so visiting was easy and enjoyable.nbsp; Chuck and his wife attended Garfield Baptist Church in the south side of Chicago.nbsp; Then while living in Rockford, he came to enjoy the Senior Mens Sunday School class at First Baptist Church of Machesney Park, with Bill Edmond as teacher.nbsp; It was here at the end of a Sunday morning class, in conversation with another class member, Dwight Zuercher, that Chuck called on Jesus Christ to be his personal Savior.nbsp; After leaving church that day, he told his wife, Fran, of this faith transaction with Jesus.nbsp; Then attended Central Christian Church until he could no longer go.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Fran; sister, Marge (Ray) Bartolucci; daughter, Debra; son, Robert (Judy) Burgess; daughter, Kasey (Arnie) Berg; grandchildren, Nick, Heather (Jesse), Robert (Angie) and Ricky (Mimi great grandchildren, Gabrielle, Mia, Jessie Jr., Payton, Ashland, Ricky and Emily Ann.nbsp; He is preceded in death by brothers, George, Joseph and Edward, sisters, Beatrice and Evelyn.nbsp;

Funeral Service at 1pm, Tuesday June 5, 2012 in Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 1860 S. Mulford Rd.nbsp; Burial in Arlington Burial Park.nbsp; Visitation from 11am until 1pm on Tuesday at the funeral home.nbsp;

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