News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Obituaries

February 19, 2013

George William Brodie

TERRE HAUTE — George William Brodie, 99, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Terre Haute. He was born Nov. 1, 1913, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Harry and Gussie Brodie.

George was preceded in death by his parents; and his sisters, Evelyn and Florence and their husbands. He is survived by his daughters, Anne Mandel (Norman) of Atlanta, and Janis Brodie of New York; his son, James Brodie (Melanie) of Terre Haute; and many grandchildren, including Craig Brodie of Indianapolis, and Derek Davis (Nicole) of Terre Haute.

George was retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve as a chief petty officer, serving 32 years total, with 10 years of active duty. Eight years of his service time were spent as part of the local Marine Corps Reserve detachment. He joined the Navy in 1937 and was on active duty when Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941. He served at many duty stations across the country, including Great Lakes Training Center, Horn Island Army Base in Mississippi, Brooklyn Navy Yard, and San Diego Naval Base. He started his career with the Navy in the engineering department as a fireman and was on board many old ships including the U.S.S. Texas and some that pre-dated World War I. Later, he transferred to the Medical Corps, which gave him the opportunity to train with Marines for Jungle Warfare early in World War II. George was part of the original crew of the Destroyer Escort, U.S.S. Fiske D.E. 143 when  it was  commissioned in San Diego. The Fiske saw action guarding convoys and Flagships including Aircraft Carriers and Cruisers, and made many trips to Africa, Panama and Cuba. On the DE Fiske’s last action on Aug. 2, 1944, the Fiske was torpedoed by a German Submarine while pursuing another German ship. The survivors from the Fiske were in the water off of Newfoundland for approximately four hours before being rescued. His training included Medical Corps and Laboratory schools. He worked on various projects for the military involving Bacterial warfare. Upon leaving active duty in 1947, George pursued a career in the construction business while still involved in the Naval Reserve. After retirement he worked as a volunteer for many organizations, helping senior citizens and ex-military personnel. Being active in many organizations including the Disabled American Veterans, of which he was a past Commander of the local chapter; local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars chapters were a big part of his life and he held many offices over the years. He also was proud to be a member of The Fleet Reserve, military retirees, and various sailor’s organizations. He was a life member of many veteran’s organizations. He was also a past member of Toastmasters, The Optimists and Izaak Walton League. Until well in to his 80s, George enjoyed swimming and pursued this passion several times a week. He also loved reading, history and working in his yard.

In honor of George's wishes, cremation was chosen with no formal services. A private celebration of life ceremony will be held for relatives and close friends at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to a veteran’s organization of your choice in George’s name. Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th St., in Terre Haute, was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at:

 www.greinerfuneral

home.com.

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Waterman, Robert.jpg Robert Max Waterman

    Robert Max Waterman, 88, of Terre Haute, went home to be with the Lord while surrounded by his family at 3:25 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • Patricia Jane Black

    Patricia Jane Black, 85, of Highland, Ind., and formerly of Jasonville, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

    April 16, 2014

  • Lyday, Donald.jpg Donald G. Lyday

    Donald G. Lyday, 80, of Farmersburg, passed away at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Springhill Village

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Charles ‘Kevin’ Shannon

    Charles “Kevin” Shannon, 49, of Farmersburg, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, after losing his year-and-a-half battle to cancer.

    April 16, 2014

  • DEATH NOTICES: April 17, 2014

    Death Notices

    April 16, 2014

  • Fitzpatrick,Thomas2.jpg Thomas Crede Fitzpatrick

    Thomas Crede Fitzpatrick, 71, of West Terre Haute, passed away unexpectedly at 10:13 p.m. Saturday April 12, 2014, in Union Hospital Emergency Room, after collapsing at his home from a heart attack.

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • furnas.jpg Ernest Leon Furnas

    Ernest Leon Furnas, 94, of Terre Haute, died peacefully at home on Monday, April 14, 2014.

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • Moore,Barbara.jpg Barbara Joyce Pancake Moore

    Barbara Joyce Pancake Moore, 80, of Terre Haute and originally of Bicknell, Indiana passed away Monday afternoon, April 14, 2014 in Davis Gardens Health Center.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • William W. Smith

    William W. Smith, 57, of Savannah, Ga., and formerly of Terre Haute, passed away March 27, 2014, in his residence.

    April 15, 2014

  • Tischer,Mary.jpg Mary Ellen Robinson Remlinger Tischer

    Mary Ellen Robinson Remlinger Tischer, 74, of Paris, passed away 12:17 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
Front page
AP Video
Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Raw: Pro-Russian Militants Killed on Base Captain of Sunken South Korean Ferry Apologizes Raw: Royal Couple Visits Australia Mountains New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks Raw: Urinator Causes Portland to Flush Reservoir Miley Cyrus Still in Hospital, Cancels 2nd Show Raw: Blast at Tennessee Ammunition Plant Kills 1 Ex-California City Leader Gets 12 Year Sentence Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Hoax Bomb Raises Anxiety in Boston Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Sister of Slain MIT Officer Reflects on Bombing Raw: Three Rare White Tiger Cubs Debut at Zoo Pistorius Trial: Adjourned Until May 5 Diaz Gets Physical for New Comedy Today in History for April 17th
NDN Video
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity
Real Estate News