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Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home
Friday March 30th, 2018

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Edward Joseph Brofka, Jr.

Marion- Edward Joseph Brofka, Jr., age 73, of Marion, passed away at 8:00pm on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Herrin Hospital. Edward was born in Baltimore, Maryland on November 18, 1944, the son of Teresa (Kopczeski) and Edward Brofka, Sr. He married Linda A. Albers in 1969 in Fort Benning, Georgia. She recently preceded him in death on February 2, 2018. She was the love of his life. Mr. Brofka was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was a proud United States Army Veteran. Prior to his retirement, Edward had served as President of the Black and Decker Corporation. Survivors include his daughter- Jennie Russell of Goreville Brother- John and Jane Brofka of Swansea Sister- Christine Wach of Baltimore, Maryland Several Nieces and Nephews Caregivers and Special Friends- Jessie Green of Harrisburg Sarah Forby of Goreville Special Friend- Joey Rich of Marion Beloved Dogs- Artemis and Smokey He was preceded in death by his parents; wife- Linda; daughter- Laurel Brofka; three sisters- Berniece Svitil, Millie Thompson, and Evelyn Smerowski; and one brother- Vincent Brofka. Joint memorial services for he and his wife, Linda, will be held at 3:00pm on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion.  Monsignor Thomas Flach will officiate. A time of visitation will be held from 2-3pm on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home. For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion or the Humane Society. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home; 800 N. Market Street; Marion, IL 62959. For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.

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