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Frederick Broghamer

October 6, 1961 — November 25, 2011

Frederick C. Broghamer, 50, of B’nai Brith Apartments in Wilkes-Barre died Friday at his residence.

Born October 6, 1961 in Wilkes-Barre he was the son of the late Frederick J. and Lucille Schaefer Broghamer.

He attended Gate of Heaven School in Dallas and graduated from West Side Area Vo-Tech School in Kingston.

Fred was a devoted and loving son, brother and friend.
Early on in his life, Fred loved hunting and fishing with his father. He enjoyed many other outdoor activities; one of his favorites being bicycling.

However, soon after his twenty-first birthday, Fred was paralyzed in a car accident. Despite this major setback, Fred always remained upbeat and optimistic about life. He never let anything get in his way of doing what he wanted to do. He even began driving again with the assistance of a handicapped-equipped van, which he drove until he became bedridden ten years ago.

Fred also loved and kept up with the latest technology, and was a genius with the computer, which was his major in school.

Even with all of the physical problems he faced, Fred was always there for his family and friends, to lend an ear or help in any way he could, which he did often, both compassionately and generously.

Fred was truly an inspiration of courage and determination, not only to his family and friends, but to everyone else who ever met him. There are not enough words, or even any words really, to convey how deeply and sadly he will be missed by all whose lives he touched.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frederick J., who died on April 19, 1989 and his mother, Lucille A. Schaefer Broghamer, who died on December 7, 2007.

Fred will be deeply missed by his sisters: Lucille Mudzik of Toms River, New Jersey, Bonita Plasco of Lakeside Nursing Center at Harvey's Lake and Lucinda Broghamer of Saylorsburg; aunt, Anna Foley; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to share in the Celebration of Fred’s Life with a Funeral Liturgy on Tuesday at 11 AM in the Church of Saint Nicholas, 226 South Washington Street in Wilkes-Barre. Private interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carverton.

Arrangements by McLaughlin’s.

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