H. Broujos, 87, of Carlisle and Pittsburgh died on Friday, July 8, 2016 at his daughter Melanie’s home in Pittsburgh,
surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 12, 1929 in Wilmington, DE, a son of the late
Nicholas Michael Broujos and Jenny (Pavoni) Broujos.
John graduated from the H. C. Conrad High School in Wilmington, DE, earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University
of Delaware and his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle. John served in the United
States Marine Corps and the Reserves for 37 years and retired with the rank of Colonel. He was a veteran
of the Korean War and the Vietnam War. In the Korean War, John was the Rifle Platoon Commander, Dog Company,
2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment and was awarded the Silver Star (our nation’s third highest combat decoration) and
Purple Heart medals. John served in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967 as Executive Officer, 2nd Battalion, 3rd
Marine Regiment, G-2 of the 9th Brigade. In 1968, John was an instructor at the Marine Corps Command and
Staff College and authored the lesson plan for Riverine Warfare. He practiced as an attorney for more than
50 years with Broujos & Gilroy in Carlisle. He served as a Democratic Member of the PA House of Representatives
from 1983 to 1992. John was a faithful member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Carlisle and was also
a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Wilkinsburg, the Cumberland County Bar Association, PA Bar Assoc., American
Bar Assoc., Founder and Chair of the PA House of Representatives bi-partisan Acid Rain Caucus, and was a Sponsor of the Wider
Horizons Program for Catholic and Irish youth education and training. He was the Solicitor for Cumberland
County, a 30 plus year Democratic Committeeman, and was an agricultural advisor to former Governor Robert Casey.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Louise (Davis) Broujos, four children;
Melanie Sprenkel of Pittsburgh (husband David, children; Bella, Charles, John, Gregg, and Maria), Nicholas Broujos of Sligo,
Ireland (wife Fiona Conway, children; Ciara and Colin), Gregory Broujos of Pittsburgh, (wife Deanna Pellicci, children; Zachary
and Nicholas), and Lisa Graham of Pittsburgh (husband Douglas, children; Nassema, Douglas, Calema, David, Abraham, Isaac,
Leila and Jacob); and one brother, Michael of Wilmington, DE. John was predeceased by one brother, Frank
A visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July
13, 2016 followed by the Requiem Eucharist at 11:00 a.m. in the St. John’s Episcopal Church, On the Square, Carlisle,
with Rev. David Bateman and Rev. Nancy Chalfant-Walker officiating. Burial with military honors by Cumberland
County Honor Guard will be in Ashland Cemetery, Carlisle. A fellowship reception will be held at the church
immediately following the burial. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to either St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 600 Pitt
Street, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221; or St. John’s Episcopal Church, On The Square, Carlisle, PA
17013. Semper Fi.
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We were blessed to have John as a friend. What a better world it could be if more of us lived as he did.
He was a remarkable man. Sympathy to Louise and family.
Lee and Joan Fischbach
condolences to the entire Broujos family. Mr. Broujos dances with angels now and smiles down upon us all, his greatest achievement,
his loving family and friends...God Bless.
Owen and Karen (Moss) Meals
Mel, my sincere condolences go to you and the entire Broujos family. Praying for peace and comfort
during this time.
Linda Calkins Powers
sorry to hear of John's passing. A true Marine and a friend. He will be truly missed. May my prayers be with him, Louise
and the family. I only wish I could be there to say goodbye.
condolences for the entire Broujos family who have surrounded John with loving care in his last days and always. He was blessed
to have such a loving family. He was a father, a leader, an advocate and counselor to so many, and will be sorely missed.
With a sad yet grateful heart I honor the life of John Broujos
and his beautiful family.
Rev Ann Whitesel
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Louise and family at this time.
Kirby and Brenda Burkholder
So sorry to hear of John's passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Kathy Getty Holtry
was a true friend to Bob and me. He will be sadly missed.
We are deeply saddened yet profoundly grateful for John, dear
Louise, and the family's love over the years. May he rest in peace and health, and may Louise and family be comforted
by the many, many friends who have been touched by the Broujos family.
Buzz and Donna Greenwood
My thoughts and sympathy to the family.....and so many others who admired this man.
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