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Jack Brodbar passed away on Sunday April 7. He was a wonderful loving Husband to his wife Ruby, his son Aaron Brodbar and daughter Susan Richters as well as his daughter and son in law Lisa Brodbar and Paul Richters. He was also a loving Grandfather to Emma and Wyatt Brodbar.

Jack proudly served in the United States Navy in the mid 1950's, before marrying his wife Ruby in 1958. Jack and Ruby had kids, Susan and Aaron in 1962 and 1967 before moving their family to Hauppauge NY in 1968. 

    Jack was a veteran of the retail and aftermarket automotive industry having spent the bulk of his working career first as a corporate Merchandising Manager for Time Square Stores in Brooklyn NY and than as a VP for Auto Barn and later in the same capacity for Aid Auto Stores until his retirement.

He loved to work with his hands doing anything and everything around the house. There was no job too big or small for him to tackle. He was a fan of NASCAR and took many trips with friends and his son to the Daytona 500. He also enjoyed anything related to the military. He was also a big fan of old westerns and war films. And of course he loved his cars! 

Lastly, he loved his family. He put his family first above himself and all else. He was a great Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend to all who knew him.

Posted by Isabel Kurland-Cohen on April 13, 2019
He sounds like a wonderful man who dedicated himself to family. How fortunate to have him in your lives. My sympathy to you, Cookie, and all whose lives he touched. May found memories gently replace your sorrow.

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Posted by Isabel Kurland-Cohen on April 13, 2019
He sounds like a wonderful man who dedicated himself to family. How fortunate to have him in your lives. My sympathy to you, Cookie, and all whose lives he touched. May found memories gently replace your sorrow.
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Dad and his weekend projects

There was nothing my father could not do with his hands. Any project, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, landscaping....you name it and he tackled it. As a kid I thought he was crazy. Every weekend he was out there working on some home project and of course dragging me out of bed to assist.

I'd count the minutes until we were done and I could be freed of the burden, after all why did I need to know how to do any of this? And why did I need to do it over and over again each week!

Well as it turned out, I learned from it all and gain the same skills he had. In fact the biggest complement I could ever get from my Father was when we worked on some project at my own home with him turning to me and saying "Your much better at this than I was". He was a perfectionist when it came to all this stuff, so it was indeed high praise. I only wished we had one more project together.

Thanks Dad!

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Shared by Susan Brodbar Richters on April 9, 2019

My dad was an amazing incredible kind man. Supportive , generous, strong , smart and loving. He could be serious and also very funny . As a kid and often as an adult we joked about his non stop need for clean in house and cars...our felix unger. He could figure out and fix almost everything....our mcgyver. All on his street knew each weekend often even in the cold to expect to aee him washing his car, mine too when there and often in later years as team effort....wish we could do it again. I miss it all. I find myself so often doing so much of what he did and i smile and laugh saying yes i am truly jacks daughter. Thank you daddy  for all your  wisdom, support and love. Always your princess and daddys girl. Xo