BROCKMAN, CHARLES ROBERT "CHUCK" - born April 7, 1936 passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on Monday April 7th his 78th birthday. Chuck was predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Catherine Brockman of Phoenixville, PA; his stepmother, Pauline Brockma;n and his brother, Stanley "Buck" Brockman. A 1957 graduate of Villanova University, Chuck was a founding member of the Villanova Singers. After graduation, Chuck served honorably in the United States Navy. While serving, he attended nuclear weapons school and served on the Admiral's staff as a Nuclear Weapons Officer. After serving six years in the Navy, Chuck entered the emerging computer field in 1963 and continued in the industry until 1987. Aside from business, Chuck's passion was the stage. He truly enjoyed Community Theater and played lead roles in Damn Yankees, 1776, Oklahoma, Best Little Whore House in Texas, Detective Story, Lil Abner and the role he was born to play, Tevye, in Fiddler on the Roof. Chuck is survived by his wife of 56 years, Betty-Jane (nee: DeLeo); and their loving seven children, Scott (Christine O'Neil), Beth-Ann Rooney (Jim), Christopher, Amy Tokarczyk (Mike), Paul, Andrew (Janine), Marnie Sawyer (Tommy); his adoring sisters, Margaret Tighe, Kathy Rhodes, Joni Mahoney, Patti Ehrhart and Bonesy Mastascusa; and his cherished grandchildren, Jamie Elizabeth, Ann-Marie, Mary-Kathryn, Kimi, Hailee, Chance, Cole, Ryland, Westyn and Tatum; along with many nieces and nephews. A mass of the Christian Burial will celebrate Chuck's life at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, Cape May Courthouse, NJ on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Visitation at 9am and Mass at 10am. Chuck will be buried at the Veteran's Cemetery immediately following. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Love of Linda Cancer Foundation in Chuck's name, PO Box 1053, Wildwood, NJ 08260 Arr: Ingersoll-Greenwood FH

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Skbluesk

To the Brockman Family - I am so very sorry for your loss. My name is Susanne Kelly, the youngest daughter of Anne and Jim. I didn't know your dad/husband all that well, but I knew he was a friend of my parents with the most beautiful voice. Mr Brockman sang at each of my sisters weddings. I have not gotten married and every time I saw your dad/husband - he would joke and tell me to hurry up so he could sing for me. I'm 44 years old and all my life, when I imagined my wedding - the two people I wanted there most were my dad and yours!!! They are both gone now - singing with the angels I am sure.

I will share a little story with you. 12 years ago my parents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. It was a small gathering but I remember reaching out to Mr. Brockman and asking him to sing at the celebration mass. Of course, he agreed. The celebration was a surprise to my parents. I recall my parents arriving at the church and they sat in the front pew. The music began to play and all of a sudden ..... there was that voice. I will never forget my father's face. He was so surprised and he turned to the back of the church, looked up at the balcony, and gave a smile and a wave, with tears in his eyes. It was a beautiful moment.

Several years ago, Mr. Brockman attended my dad's 90th birthday party. They sang a couple songs together and I had posted a short clip on YouTube which I watch often. If you would like to see. Search skbluesk on YouTube.

Again, I am so very sorry for your loss. My father passed a few months ago, and I find comfort in knowing he is together again with his friends. I am certain that he was waiting at the gates for your husband/dad and they are smiling upon us.....

God bless you and comfort you.
Susanne Kelly.

My mother sends her condolences as well. She is 91 and in a nursing home. She was so sad to hear of Mr Brockmans passing.

Rebekah Iadevaia (Brown)

To the family of Charles Brockman and Beth-Ann specifically. I am so sorry for your loss I remember your father when I used to visit with Beth from York College and also when I lived a summer in Avalon. He was a very personable man and I am sure that you and your brothers, sisters and large extended family will miss him greatly. He obviously loved children and your large family is proof of that. Please accept my condolences.

Becky I (Formerly Becky Brown)

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