J. David Broderick

J. David “Scrod” Broderick – 58 – of 6989 Lain Road, Hornell, died unexpectedly early Monday morning (July 2, 2012) at his home, while working in his garden.

Born in Hornell on February 10, 1954, he was the son of James & Dolores (Rouscher) Broderick.

Dave, affectionately known as “Scrod”, grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1972). 

For nearly 40 years he was employed in the Sales Department of the Hornell Evening Tribune, most recently as a Multi Media Sales Executive.  For about four years in the early 1990’s he worked both sales and service for Paul DeLima Coffee. 

Scrod was a true outdoorsman who loved everything about Mother Nature.  He also was an avid hunter (both rifle & archery) and a passionate gardener.  He was an honorary member of the Straight Arrow Hunting Camp.  His happiest times were spent enjoying the outdoors and he especially cherished all activities with his family.  Dave love watching football and golf on television and was an avid Buffalo Bills and Tiger Woods fan.  For many years he was a member of the Hornell Knights of Columbus.He was married on September 8, 1978 to the former Peggy Klann who survives.  Also surviving are one son, Dustin (Brittany) Broderick of Rochester; two daughters, Sarah Broderick of Wilmington, NC and Kalyn (Kaleb Vonberg) Broderick of Hornell; one brother, Thomas (Pat) Broderick of Hornell; three sisters, Debbie (Larry) Petrelli of Webster, Tracey (Kevin) Ashton of Geneva and Pam (Todd) Cummings of Canandaigua; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

This wonderful man was loved by all and will be truly missed!!

The family of J. David “Scrod” Broderick will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY, where funeral & committal services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7:00 PM.

Dave’s family request that memorial contributions in his name be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

22 Responses to “J. David Broderick”

  1. Bob Kimball says:

    Peggy, Tom and entire Broderick Family,
    I was very shocked and saddened to hear of Dave’s passing earlier today.
    Though I have only seen “Scrod” on rare occasions in recent years I always thought of him as a good friend and one of the world’s truly nice guys. Many times I have thought of stopping by to just say Hi to him but never got around to it. Now I wished that I had.
    My condolences to all of you. He will surely be missed but never forgotten.

    Bob Kimball

  2. kwood says:

    Peggy and family: I am so sad to hear this news…You are in my prayers and thoughts. If you need anything or just to talk anytime…never hesitate to call me. Love and prayers to your family.

  3. Beth Ann Hults says:

    Peggy, Dustin, Sarah and Kalyn,
    My deepest condolences. You are all in my thoughts, prayers and in my heart. Dave was a wonderful man and he will be sorely missed. He always told me he missed me like a toothache :) He was the best and I am going to miss him greatly. If you guys need anything please do not hesitate to call me. Just know he is in a greater place!

  4. Sandra Eveland says:

    Peg and Family – Thoughts and Prayers are with you. Dave was one of the nicest people I have ever met and work will never be the same without him.

  5. Andy Petrelli says:

    Peggy and family,

    My deepest condolences. When I started at the Evening Tribune Dave took me under his wing and “showed me the ropes” and he was a great mentor and co-worker. He was a down to earth and honest man. We shared our love of hunting & fishing, talking football, and discussing the latest golf tournament and how Tiger Woods performed. You could hear the love and how proud he was whenever he spoke about you guys. I will miss him and his advice – both work & personal – greatly.

  6. Joy Stuart says:

    Peg, Dustin, Sarah and Kalyn,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dave was wonderful to work with and I will miss chatting with him about his family and garlic and hunting….and his wisecracks….
    Please call if you need anything.

  7. Tommy Eveland says:

    Peggy Dustin Sarah and Kalyn, I am so sorry about your Dad. He will be greatly missed..He was a great person, I will always have the memories from the times I spent up at the house, from a little kid until the last time I saw him at the Wedding..I always thought growing up as his being a second DAD.. I will truley miss Dave..I love all of you..see you soon

  8. Bonnie Willey says:

    Our Condolences Peggy & family. I have known Dave for a few years through working
    with him. He was a wonderful person to work with. He always spoke of his ffamily. I am sorry that I am unable to say my Good bye but my heart and prayers are with you. May God Bless you & your family.
    Bonnie & Bill Willey

  9. Pastor Mike Childs says:

    Dear Peg, Dustin, Sarah & Kalyn,
    Wow, was I shocked and saddened! It shows that nothing is certain, and yes, our days are numbered. You are all in my prayers! I liked Dave a lot, and remember going to hear Kevin Leman together. None of us know what today will bring, much less tomorrow! Be strong in the Lord, and He will support you through this tough time. So sorry for your loss.
    Mike & LeAnn Childs

  10. Denny Contos Crow says:

    Deb, I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.

  11. Mike DiPetta says:

    Peggy, I am very sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family

    Mike DiPetta

  12. Mindy VanKeuren says:

    He was always a true friend in school. We had many laughs. I just saw him in Wegmans and remarked to him about his daughters engagement in the paper. I saw his son’s wedding pictures to Brittany Fucci and thought how much he looked like his Dad. He will be truly missed by all. My condolences to the family. ..Mindy (Jackson) VanKeuren.

  13. Lori Colburn says:

    I am soo sad and sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you and your family today and sending hugs and love to all of you.
    Lori Colburn

  14. Gary & Pat Davis says:

    Peggy & Family..we will miss this wonderful friend. He was always interested in others lives and families..and did a great job for us besides. Sorry we can’t be to the wake but our hearts and prayers are with all of you. Gary & Pat..Hornell Do it Best family friends

  15. Vicki Cummings says:

    You are all very much in my thoughts. I think the recent graduation pictures sum up so much… what a wonderful family and what a proud Pop Scrod was. Peggy- I hope your strong faith gives you some strength during this incredibly difficult time. Dustin, Sarah and Kalyn- my heart goes out to you– you gave him such joy and made him so proud.
    Pam, Deb and Tracey– so very, very sorry for your loss. I am sure we will miss his playful banter.

  16. Megan Smilinich Bishop says:

    I sat next to Dave at The Evening Tribune for seven years. I can see his smile in my mind’s eye as clearly as if he were standing next to me. My deepest, most sincere sympathies for this great loss.

  17. Jennifer Krautwurst says:

    Surprised to hear of this news. Thoughts are with you & the kids.

  18. Larry & Mary Clark says:

    We were so very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was truly a kind and wonderful man. Please know that we are keeping all of you close in thought and prayer at this time.

  19. Tammy Jaycox Hurlburt says:

    I worked with Dave and as many others, enjoyed his sense of humor daily. He had the talent of staying calm and cool in any situation which helped keep us all in check. The thing I remember most of Dave was how PROUD he was of his children. He was so proud of you. God bless and prayers are with you and your family

  20. Dustin Broderick says:

    Thank you everyone for everything. The world lost a great person, but he lives on in the cherished memories we hold.

  21. Doc and Debbie Simpson says:

    Peggy and Family,

    We are just stunned and still can’t believe David is gone. We were just remembering how when you and I started Drill Sergeant School and you had to quit because you found out you were pregnant. Oh my gosh, Peggy, that seems like yesterday. All of our years in the reserves and swapping family stories. David was always there to support you and your family and such a great husband and father. All our love and prayers go to you and your family. There is a reason God made you such a strong woman. Take good care lady! We love you and miss you.

  22. Peggy Broderick says:

    Reading through the sympathy cards and came upon one that mentioned the condolences online…thought I’d see what was here – WOW! Thank you all for your blessed condolences. David truly left a wonderful legacy and the Lord is holding us gently in his arms as we each go through this sad time!