John S. Brofka, 71, of Swansea, Illinois, born Saturday, January 17, 1948, in Baltimore, MD, passed away Friday, March 22, 2019, at his residence in Swansea, Illinois.
John was a Computer Security Specialist for the U.S. Department of Defense. He was a veteran of the Air Force and served in the Vietnam War. He and his wife, Jane, were married on September 10, 1970. He had a lifelong interest in space exploration, reading, and current events.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Parents: Edward and Theresa, nee Kopaich, Brofka
- Vincent Brofka
- Edward Brofka
- Mildred Thompson
- Bernice Svitl
- Evelyn Smerowski
Surviving are his:
- Wife: Jane, nee Chen, Brofka of Swansea, IL
- Daughter: Marsha J. (Husband Jan) Brofka-Berends of Exton, PA
- Son: Mark J. Brofka of New York City, NY
- Granddaughter: Sylvia J. Brofka-Berends of Exton, PA
- Sister: Christine Wach of Baltimore, MD
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Visitation: Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at Kurrus Funeral Home.
Services: Private family interment will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.
Jane, I am so sorry. John was a lot of fun when we were together. John and you made each outing an
adventure which I truly enjoyed.
Jane, my heart goes out to you. Love and prayers for you and your family.
Jane, Marsha and Mark,
My condolences for your loss. He was a great man to work with all those years ago. He helped me get started in Federal service for which I will be always grateful.
In this sorrowful time, We would like to extend to you our heartfelt condolences. May God comfort your family. Ps 34:18,19
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Jane, Marsha and Mark, Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of John. He was truly a special person in my life. To this day, I still talk about him and I sitting around grandma’s kitchen table eating pressed ham sandwiches with chow chow and reading comic books. He will surely be missed. You all are in my prayers, John Svitil
Jane & Family,
Please accept our condolences on John’s passing. He was a great man. We always enjoyed the conversations with him. He will be missed. You are all in our prayers.
Jane and family, I am very sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing and talking with John. My thoughts are with you. Big hugs to all of you
Jane, Marsha, and Mark,
Please accept my condolences for your loss. John was a great man to work with all those years ago at Scott. He helped me get started in Federal Civil Service for which I will always be grateful.
Dear Jane, Marsha and Mark,
My deepest and heartfelt sympathy for your loss. John was a good man and a wonderful brother. He will be missed, but never forgotten because of cherished memories.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love to all.
So sorry for your loss Jane. You are in our thoughts and prayers.