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(December 29, 1924 – July 1, 2013)

Colin H. Broddle, 88, of Midland, died at Colonial Villa on July 1, 2013. Colin was born in Laughton en le Morthen, Yorkshire, England on Dec. 29, 1924 to the late Henry and Lillian (Staley) Broddle. On June 29, 1974 he married Jeanne Griffin. Colin served in the British Merchant Navy during World War II. Following the war, he was a Police Officer/Bobby in England before moving to the U.S. in 1949. Most of his career was spent as a financial advisor. Colin was very active at St. John’s Episcopal Church. He also was active in the Midland Toastmasters Club, Sunrise Optimist Club (a founder), Midland Foundation, Midland Community Affairs Council, Junior Achievement, Midland Emergency Food Pantry (a founder), the Boy Scouts and Washington Woods. Colin was known for his love for his family and for the good works he did for his Midland Community. Colin is survived by his loving wife Jeanne; daughter, Marilyn (Tom) Borowski of Troy; sons, John (Lisa) Broddle of Merritt Island, FL, Russell Broddle of Gold Canyon, AZ, Jeffrey (Sharon Russell) Broddle of Cadillac; step-children, Father Joseph Griffin of Midland, Peter (Sharon) Griffin of Plymouth, Thomas Griffin of Crofton, MD, Maribeth (Matthew) Galligan of Clarkston; daughter-in-law Jennifer Griffin of Fairfax, VA; brother Michael Broddle of Reston, VA; 4 half-brothers in United Kingdom; 18 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Colin was predeceased by his brothers Donald and Eric and his step-son Mark Griffin. Colin’s family wishes to extend appreciation to all the wonderful people at Colonial Villa and the Americans Hospice Care. A Memorial Service will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 12:00 noon on Monday, July 8, 2013 with Reverend Michael H. Wilson officiating. The family will receive friends at the Church on Monday, July 8 from 10 am until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Midland Emergency Food Pantry or Americans Hospice Care. Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly is assisting the family.Online condolences can be left at www.smithminer.com