Edward William Broker

March 2, 1922July 27, 2014

St. Simons Island - Edward W. Broker passed away at his home July 27. Born in New Haven, CT on March 2, 1922, Mr. Broker was the son of Edward August Broker and Margaret Therese Malone Broker. He was predeceased by his brother John Joseph Broker and his sisters Jean Marie and Shirley Broker, Katheryn Jude Gunneson and Muriel Margaret Figlewski, and is survived by his wife, Mary Margaret McGoldrick Broker, and his brothers James Miles (Anna) Broker of New Haven and Robert Clifford (Carol) Broker of Hingham, MA. He is also survived by his children Jean B. (George C.) Wommack, of Blythe Island, GA; Mary M. “Meg” (Thomas B.) Haisten, of St. Simons Is., GA; William K. Broker, Savannah; Dr. Robert E. (Amy) Broker, Greenville, SC; M. Lisa (T. Martin) Smith, St. Simons Is., GA; and Patrick P. Broker of Atlanta, as well as twelve grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren

Following graduation from Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Mr. Broker served in the IXth Army,102nd Infantry (the Ozark) Division during World War II. Serving in the European Theatre, he was wounded near Beek, the Netherlands. Serving as a 1st Lieutenant, he was among the soldiers who uncovered Nazi war crimes at Gardelegen and witnessed the horrors of Nazi concentration camps.

During the War he was stationed at Camp Wheeler outside Macon where he met Mary Margaret “Peg” McGoldrick and they were married in 1947 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Macon. He worked for Marbut Company, a wholesale plumbing, heating & air conditioning firm, managing its operations in Tallahassee and Brunswick. Upon the company's purchase by Hughes Supply, his management extended to Albany, Valdosta and Savannah He was a member of the Brunswick Jaycees, the Board of Directors of Youth (f/k/a Boys) Estate, the Brunswick Kiwanis Club, and the Homebuilders Association. An active Roman Catholic, he helped establish St. William Parish on St. Simons, served as a lector and on its Parish Council. He was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, Council 4847, and a member of the Holy Name Society. He served on the Board of St. Francis Xavier Catholic School.

A Rosary will take place Sunday, August 3, at 5:00 p.m. followed by visitation until 7 p.m. at St. William Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, August 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place immediately thereafter in Christ Church Cemetery. Pall bearers will be T. Brooks Haisten, III, Edward A. Wommack, R. Ryan Wommack, Dr. G. Michael Wommack, John P. Broker, Wm. Reynolds Broker and R. Morgan Broker. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, 1121 Union St., Brunswick, GA 31520-0315 or charity of the donor's choice.


  • Rosary Sunday, August 3, 2014
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, August 4, 2014

Edward William Broker

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Paula Oder

January 3, 2015

Our deepest sympathy to the entire Broker family.

Dr. Kenneth & Paula Oder

January 3, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers remain with the entire Broker family.
We had the pleasure of meeting most of the family at Bobby & Amy's wedding. Our deepest sympathy.

Cyndie Haisten Rouis

November 24, 2014

As you gather on your first Thanksgiving without Mr. Broker, I know he will be missed. True to the Broker family, you will all be thankful for so many things. I am thankful for you all and the many times you all helped me during Thanksgiving! I will continue to lift you all up throughout the holiday season.

Love and gratitude!
Cyndie Haisten Rouis

Ronald Broker

August 25, 2014

So very sorry for your loss.

Georgia (Puddin') Burgess-Erwin

August 20, 2014

Peg, Patrick, Lisa, Michael and family-
So very sorry for your loss. Many prayers and thoughts for all.
Ed Broker was one of the finest men I have ever met-in every way.

Jennifer and Steve Yarborough

August 10, 2014

Mrs. Broker and Family,

Steve and I just learned about Mr. Broker's passing last night. We wanted you and your family to know that you were in our prayers and thoughts. By lighting a candle for Mr. Broker, we hope it gives you the same timeless comfort and support you gave us when you lit candles for our loss so many years ago. I've never forgotten how much that meant to me, at time when not much else did. May you feel all the love and strength from the many lives you both have touched. Much love-

Lynn Delaney Dehlinger

August 5, 2014

I am saddened to learn of Mr. Broker's passing. Growing up, I remember good times at the Broker house, with lots of laughter always. His strong religious beliefs and values have been an example for all. My deepest condolences to the family.

Rafe Semmes

August 4, 2014

Bill and Family,

Anne and I were out of town this weekend and only discovered the notice in the paper late yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. It sounds like your dad had the kind of life most people want: a loving family, a rewarding job, a strong faith to live by. God has blessed him, and you all, and he responded by doing his best to make the world a better place. We are all the better for his having touched our lives, in whatever capacity.

Michael Haisten

August 3, 2014

Dear Peg, Meg and Tommy and entire extended Family,
Kate and I are so sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. Our prayers are with you all.
Michael and Kate Haisten

Cyndie Haisten Rouis

August 2, 2014

Part of the legacy Mr. Broker leaves: a wonderful marriage, six wonderful children, grandchildren/great grandchildren who will carry on with the Broker tradition of caring for family, being faithful supporters of the Christian faith and wisely dealing with life. My prayers will continue as you walk through these days ahead. Love you all!!