Nicolas “Nick” Brodoway, 95, formerly of Claymont, Shipley Heights and Maris Grove, passed away peacefully at home on April 10, 2018. Born in Melfort, Saskatchewan in 1922, Nick was the youngest of thirteen children of John and Mary Brodoway.
Nick moved to British Columbia at age 13 and excelled in math and science. After serving as a navigator in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII, Nick attended U.B.C. and graduated first in his class in Pharmacy. He continued his studies at the University of Minnesota with a doctorate in Chemistry. He married Mary Greissel and they moved with oldest son Gordy to Wilmington, Delaware in 1953 to work for DuPont. Five more children followed and Nick’s life was full with family, church (Holy Rosary and IHM), golf, coaching Little League, bridge and community (Meals on Wheels and Emmanuel Dining Hall). After retiring from DuPont in 1983, Nick and Mary travelled extensively, often to Canada to visit family.
Nick was preceded in death by his wife Mary, son Gordy and all but one of his siblings. He will be dearly missed by his children, Larry (Cindy), Marnie, Russell (Gail), Barbara (Rob) and Mark; grandsons Nate and Bobby and family in Denver, Sarah (Cory), Logan, Max (Jesse), Jack and Lucy.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Willow Tree Hospice, 616 E. Cypress St., Kennett Square, PA 19348 or The Ministry of Caring, 115 E. 14th St., Wilmington, DE 19801.