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Charles Michelson Broh

Charles Michelson Broh, 82, of Southfield, Michigan, died after sunset on 30 September 2019.

The Memorial Service was held at Temple Beth El , 7400 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills MI on Sunday, 27 October 2019 at 1:00 PM .

Rabbi Megan Brudney officiated. Charles Michelson Broh of Southfield, Michigan, son of the late Charles S. Broh and Shirley Broh Davis of Huntington West Virginia, died from complications due to cancer on September 30th, 2019. He was 82.

Chuck graduated from Huntington High School and Marshall University and went on to earn a Ph.D. in Medieval English Literature at Case Western Reserve University. He taught at Oakland University before becoming an advertising executive at Young and Rubicam Advertising Agency in Detroit; he retired in 1996. He led continuing education courses, an opera group, a film group, and a book group after retirement.

Chuck followed the University of Michigan in any televised sport, was an avid Tigers baseball fan, and travelled each summer to see his grandson’s Philadelphia little league team, “The Taney Dragons.” He was a longtime member of Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Hills, MI and a season subscriber to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Michigan Opera, and the Eddie Lake Society (a baseball research group). Pets were special in his life - from his childhood dog “Tinka” to continuous pairs of Siamese cats.

Born December 23, 1936, he used to joke that his “life-timing” was poorly planned, having first come home from the hospital in the midst of the 1937 Flood and stricken with polio only a few years before a vaccine was discovered.

Chuck is survived by his son, Jonathan Alan Broh, daughter-in-law Catherine Gibson Broh and grandson Avery Hudson Broh of Philadelphia PA, his former wife Caroline W. Johnson of Sedona AZ, sister Saralynn Broh Glass (Sheldon D. Glass) of Baltimore MD, brother C. Anthony Broh (Jennifer L. Hochschild) of Brookline MA, step-father C. Norman Davis of Huntington WV, close friends Joan Boocker, Rick Bloome and Barbara Glick Shapiro, plus numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Charles Michelson Broh may do so by making a contribution to:

Temple Beth El
7400 Telegraph Road
Bloomfield Hills, Mi. 48301
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Karmanos Cancer Institute
4100 John R.
Mailcode: NCO6DS
Detroit, MI 48201
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