|Birth: ||Nov. 7, 1914|
|Death: ||Dec. 18, 1998|
Jack Edward Broderick Sr.
Source: (Scranton) The Sunday Times
Sunday,December 20, 1998
December 18, 1998 Jack Edward Broderick Sr., 84, of Chester, Md. and formerly of Pasadena, Calif., died Friday evening at his Kent Island Home. His wife, the former Thelma Doyle, died in July 1995.
Born Nov. 7, 1914, son of the late George and Alice Starkey Broderick, he was retired from Martin-Marietta in 1979 and went on to serve as a consultant for an additional 10 years. He enjoyed a national reputation as an aerospace engineer in a career that spanned over 50 years. He was specifically known for his groundbreaking accomplishments in the field of sheet metal forming. Pioneering creative forming techniques with Douglas Aircraft in Santa Monica, Calif., during World War II, he went on to the Glen L. Martin Corporation, where he worked on everything from conventional aircraft, satellites, cruise missiles, and space vehicles, including the Saturn Missile. Tools which he designed for the moon exploration remain as part of the permanent display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Air and Space. He was also awarded several patents for his developments in honeycomb and explosive metal forming.
He later was an active environmentalist and devoted tremendous energy to the protection and preservation of the Chesapeake Bay. He worked for many years in support of the Maryland Waste Coalition and testified before many state legislative hearings and delegations on behalf of the health of the Bay. He shared his energetic zest for life with his family in his numerous hobbies including model railroading, model boating, bird watching, fishing, crabbing, and boating.
Surviving are two sons, _ Broderick Jr., Chester, Md., and _ Broderick, Scranton; a daughter, _ Webster, Hilton Head, S.C.; a sister, Doris Broderick Kennedy, Reistertown; and two brothers, Msgr. Jerry Broderick and Marvin Broderick, both of Baltimore.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Woodrow Broderick.
Contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 1326 Quincy St., N.E. Washington, D.C., 20017; or to the Association for Retarded Citizens, Scranton.
A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, Baltimore. Interment, New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore.
Friends may call Monday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at the Hubbard Funeral Home Inc., 4107 Wilkens Ave., Baltimore.
Thelma M Doyle Broderick (1917 - 1995)
New Cathedral Cemetery
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