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Valerie Jean Piotrowski Broadwell
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Birth: Jun. 25, 1959
Milwaukee
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Aug. 22, 2011
Chapel Hill
Orange County
North Carolina, USA

Valerie Jean Broadwell, 52, died Monday, August 22, 2011. She was the daughter of Alois Harry Piotrowski and Eleanor Ann Piotrowski.

Born June 25, 1959 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. She attended graduate school at American University in Washington, DC, where she received a Masters of Public Administration. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco. Following her service overseas she resided in the Washington, DC area where she worked for the US Peace Corps agency and for Defenders of Wildlife.

In 1990, she moved to Chapel Hill where she began a 26-year long career with the US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards. Among her responsibilities, she held a leadership role in developing state implementation plans and creating transportation options for Research Triangle Park employees. She derived great enjoyment from freelance writing and was an active contributor to local and regional newspapers and magazines. She authored the book City of Light, City of Dark, an exploration of subterranean Paris.

She was a former member of the Church of the Reconciliation Presbyterian Church where she served on the hand bell choir. She was active in her community, serving on the Chapel Hill Greenways Commission and spearheading initiatives for neighborhood protection and traffic calming.

She is survived by her mother, Eleanor Piotrowski of Milwaukee, WI; a brother, Norbert Piotrowski (Bonnie) of Chicago, IL; three sisters, Kathy Becker of Crandon, WI, JoAnn DesMarais of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, and Betty Fox of Ann Arbor, MI; many nephews and nieces; a daughter, Katherine DuBose Broadwell; and a son, Christopher Brian Broadwell; and her former husband, Mark Broadwell of Chapel Hill.

Durham Herald-Sun, Aug 25, 2011
 
 
Burial:
Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery
Chapel Hill
Orange County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: RTerry
Record added: Aug 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75456297
 

Thank you for your service to Peace (Peace Corps Morocco).
- Mark Frazier
 Added: Feb. 14, 2012
 
 
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