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Reed McKinley Brotzman, 63

Reed McKinley Brotzman, who celebrated his 63rd birthday on June 15, 2011, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 27, 2011.

Mr. Brotzman was born in Pine Bluff, AR on June 15, 1948, the son of the late William and Allie Florence Brotzman.

Survivors include his sister, Barbara Myers; three sons, Nathaniel Brotzman and wife, Lenea of Lynchburg, VA, Verien Brotzman of Philadelphia and Thane Brotzman of Laceyville; three grandchildren, Josef, Jaelyn and Joscelyn Brotzman and his former wife, Nancy Hallock of Linthicum, MD.

Mr. Brotzman was an elder of New Hope Ministries in West Auburn and a board member at El Rancho De Paz in Owego, NY.

Growing up, Reed was a world traveler, having lived several places including Morocco, Greece and Hawaii. He was a graduate of Newport News High School, Newport News, VA. Upon graduation, he attended Covenant College and Christopher Newport University before entering the United States Army to serve in the Vietnam Conflict. After serving his country, he became a certified deep-sea rescue diver based out of Florida. Later, he moved to Laceyville, where he worked for 31 years at Procter & Gamble.

After retiring, he rekindled his passion for traveling by visiting such places as Kiev and Sumy, Ukraine and making multiple mission trips to Khabarovsk and Sakhalin Island, Russia to complete church construction projects and held children’s Bible camps. He also enjoyed performing with the Golden Days of Radio Players in Tunkhannock.

A memorial service will be held at New Hope Ministries in West Auburn on June 30 at 6:30 p.m., with a fellowship dinner to follow.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may make memorial donations to the New Hope Ministries Church, 1575 SR 367, Laceyville, PA 18623.

Arrangements were made through Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville.


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