Melvin (Mel) Lewis Brodman, born November 18th, 1932 on a farm near Yates Center, KS. Passed away peacefully on the morning of April 12, 2019 in Gilbert, AZ. His parents were Thomas and Emma (Bulk) Brodman.
Melvin graduated from Yates Center High School in 1950. Attended Mesa Community College and then Arizona State University in 1983, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing.
He was employed by Yates Center Co-Op in 1951 and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1972, retiring as a Senior Master Sergeant. He was employed by Maricopa County Community College District in purchasing for 25 years and retired as a purchasing manager in 1997.
He married Dorothy F. Smith on March 15th, 1953. Their children are Randall K. Brodman (Mesa, AZ), Douglas J. Brodman (Mesa, AZ), Scott A. Brodman (Phoenix, AZ), and Carol B. Brodman-Hale (Chandler, AZ).
After retiring from the Air Force, the family moved to Tempe, AZ in January 1972, where they resided until 1994. Melvin and Dorothy moved to Sunland Village East, a retirement community in Mesa, AZ. Mel enjoyed time with his family, golf, friends, and helping his neighbors when needed. Mel also served on the golf, chapel, and garden condo 3 boards.
Survivors- Wife of 66 years, Dorothy F. Brodman, children Randall (Catherine) Brodman, Douglas Brodman, Scott (Debbie) Brodman, and Carol Brodman-Hale; grandchildren Christopher (Nicole) Brodman, Michelle (James) Davis, Nicholas (Amanda) Brodman, Elizabeth Brodman, Heather Brodman, Valerie Wilson, Katlin Wilson, Cassandra Wilson, Ashly Hale, and Tricia Morris; great-grandchildren Alexis Brodman, Lauren Davis, Weston Davis, Colin Davis, Geovanni Morris, and Sylus Carpenter; brother Calvin of Yates Center, KS, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Donna and Henry Halfmann of Crystal, MN, sister-in-law Shirley Brodman of Grand Island, NE; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death are his parents Thomas and Emma Brodman, sister Flossie Doyle, brothers Glenn Brodman and Earl Brodman, daughter Karen R. Brodman, and grandchildren Travis J. Brodman and James A. Wilson.
Memorial Services will be held on April 20th, 2019 at 2pm. Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85207. The family requests that all donations be made to Samaritan’s Purse or The Salvation Army.