William Patrick “Pat” Broderick

February 03, 1938 ‒ July 10, 2018

Port Clinton, Ohio

William “Pat” Broderick, age 80, of Port Clinton, died peacefully early Tuesday morning July 10th, 2018 at Oak Grove Manor in Mansfield.

He was born on February 3rd, 1938 in Columbus, Ohio, son of the late William A. and Edna (Smith) Broderick.

Pat was a graduate of Linden-McKinley High School in Columbus and was retired from Worthington Industries, having worked as an engineer in the Aerospace industry for most of his career.

On June 22nd, 1957, he married Viccie Yvonne Evans.  They were married for over 61 wonderful years.

Pat loved Ohio State football, and despite a demanding career, he faithfully attended his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. He was a fun grandpa, known as someone who could talk to anyone. With a lifelong interest in photography, he was fond of taking pictures of those he loved and of nature’s beauty.

He liked hunting and fishing in his younger years, and was a tinkerer, especially enjoying wood working and just making things with his hands. He also enjoyed boating, spending much of his life boating on reservoirs and Lake Erie. His summer and winter condos were located on Lake Erie and the Gulf of Mexico. Along with raising a fine family, one of his proudest achievements was building a log cabin from scratch. Pat also felt a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment with the work he performed on the airplanes in his care.

Along with his loving wife Viccie, Mr. Broderick is survived by sons Michael (Debbi) of Bellville and Stephen of Florida, grandchildren Ashley (Josh) Grider, Patrick and Christopher Broderick, as well as greatgrandchild Kallee Grider, and brother-in-law Ron (Dianne) Evans. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by infant daughter Lori.

A Memorial Service celebrating Pat’s life will be conducted on Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074. Pastor Lloyd Markley will officiate. Inurnment will follow at a later time.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the Broderick family.  Special memories and condolences may be expressed to them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Nancy and I first met Pat and Yvonne 46 years ago as our first home was being built behind the Broderick’s on Clydesdale Ct. Right from the start it was a great friendship. Pat was interested in everything and could talk about anything. He had many interesting adventures while traveling the U.S. for employment opportunities and NO ONE could tell a story like Pat.When Pat was sharing some of his life’s experiences it was always entertaining although I’m sure many were not so amusing at the time.The one thing that always came through was his pride in his family (justifiably) but not in a boastful way.We feel fortunate to have been his friends. David Cencula

  • Monte and I were privileged to be next door neighbor of Pat and Yvonne for many years on N. Old State Rd. They were like extended grandparents to our children, Nick and Amy. Pat was always kidding the kids and was so interested in keeping up on what they were doing in life. He was a true friend to us all and we loved him for that.

    Last summer, we met them for lunch in Port Clinton. It was just like old times, picking up our conversations with out missing a beat. He will be missed greatly, but we can still picture that special smile.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. My husband and I lived next door to the Brodericks in Port Clinton and when we relocated to Spring Hill, Florida they purchased our condo. Then they bought a condo in Florida about twenty miles from us. We enjoyed many times boating, visiting and going out for dinner together. Pat, thank you for wonderful memories. Whoever met Pat met a friend!
    Nancy Dicks and Bill(deceased)

  • We will miss Pat a lot. We met him and his lovely wife 3 years ago when we bought a condo in Hudson Fl just a couple doors down from them. He and my husband became good friends. We enjoyed them both. He always knew who to call when he needed an idea passed around or help handling a project. Listening to him about his past was a great pleasure. He was a very good man.

  • what a wonderful man he was…….an unbelievable sense of humor, a generosity with no limits, and a curiosity about anything and everything.

    he and Yvonne were such a joy to know and be around.

    down here at gulf island he will be missed but his memory lives on in the many photos and discs he gave us all.

    I see him up in heaven right now asking a million questions and taking pictures as he goes.

    Heaven…..embrace and enjoy pat….we sure did

    all our love to Yvonne and family

    Bob & Cammie Allen

  • We only had the privilege of enjoying Pat and Yvonne the last couple years after moving in as their neighbors in Gulf Island. We have known few individuals with such a jovial and positive attitude especially in the face of his and Yvonne’s challenges the last couple years. We can only imagine how he was in his younger years and wish we had known him then. His struggles and strength has been a true inspiration to all of us here at Gulf Island. His love of Nature and photography was quite evident with all the beautiful pictures he shared with all of us. One of the last times we saw him was pedaling his 3 wheel bike with his pole and bait bucket all the way out on the nature trail to slay that “Big Red” that kept getting away. At least that was the story , one of many we enjoyed listening to.
    He will be missed by all of us and I am sure anyone who was privileged to know him.
    Our thoughts are with Yvonne, we Love you, and our condolences to the whole family..
    Until next time , Pat!!
    Jeri , Keira, and Keith Libby
    Hudson, Fl.

  • Judy Fisher says Pat and Yvonne were my Husband”s and I good friends back in our highschool days and when we all worked jobs at a mall.We did a lot of fun things together at that time . We stood with them on their wedding day and were together when our first children were born. We did”t see them very much thru the years .but I always kept in contact with Yvonne. Time passes us by so fast but I will always remember them both with sweet and fun thoughts. My love to Yvonne and the whole family Judy Fisher

  • Pat was a special friend having known him since the 1950’s after he and Yvonne moved into our neighborhood. I moved several times just as Pat and Yvonne did in our aircraft jobs. We used to gig for frogs and fish. Over the years we have kept in touch and Pat had called me earlier in the month to let me know he was in the hospital. At that time he could hardly talk but he gave me his phone number. I told Pat to have his son Mike call me when he came to the hospital but perhaps he didn’t remember. We would love to hear from Mike and give him our e-mail address. May God bless this family. I really loved Pat Broderick.

  • We met Pat at dock at Clinton Reef Club (the development next door to their condo complex) some 15 years ago. We didn’t know them well, but, each time we spoke it was like talking to an old family friend. He and Yvonne were a couple that we looked forward to seeing. My wife Beth and I are deeply saddened to learn of Pat’s passing. Please know that Pat touched more lives than you know. Our deepest sympathies to the family. Thank you for sharing Pat for for all these years.

    Paul and Beth Mortinger