David Broderick - 74
4/21/1942 - 6/23/2016
David Edward Broderick, "Dave", a cherished husband, loving father, and brother, departed this world to be with the lord on Thursday, June 23, 2016. He was surrounded by his family near his home in Rancho Mirage, California. Dave was born in Norwood, Massachusetts, on April 21, 1942 to Michael F. Broderick and Margaret Doyle. He was a graduate of Oregon High School where he was an outstanding 4-sport athlete and received an athletic scholarship to Northern Illinois University, where he distinguished himself in his football career and his fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon. He was a member of the 1963 National Championship football team (where he scored the winning touchdown) and was later inducted into the NIU Hall of Fame. He was subsequently drafted by the N.Y. Jets of the National Football League where he competed for one year. He and his close friend Jerry Andres continue to give back to outstanding student athletes at NIU through their Broderick-Andres scholarship fund. In the early 1970s Dave packed and moved to California to launch his career in Real Estate Development. He went on to found several successful companies and lead as a corporate executive at Marriott and Starwood, two Fortune 500 companies. One of his greatest achievements was his mentorship of the people he worked with throughout his career. He will be remembered as an accomplished business man who inspired all who met him and worked with him. He had a strong love and commitment to his wife, family, friends, and world-wide business associates. He also had a great love of his children. Dave enjoyed traveling extensively with his wife, Dottie and their family. He had a great passion for the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his great friends. He also sponsored and coached many underprivileged athletes in Southern California, giving them the opportunity to attend college.
He will be forever missed by his wife, Dottie; daughter, Erin Elizabeth (Mark) Broderick-Kania; son, Ryan Michael (Meredith) Broderick; brothers: Mickey (Liz) Broderick and Dennis Broderick; sister, Ellen (David) Hoffman; sister-in-law, Jan Broderick; and many nieces and nephews. Dave was predeceased by his brothers, Jake Broderick and James Broderick and parents, Michael and Margaret Broderick.
Even though Dave's wonderful life took him all over the world, those who knew him well understood that he was always truly at home when he was with his family and close friends on the Rock River.
Christian funeral mass will be held Friday July 1, 2016 at 10:00 AM in St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon. Interment in St. Mary Cemetery, Oregon. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4:00-7:00 PM in the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. 7th St., Oregon.
Thursday 4:00-7:00 PM FHG--Oregon
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