Thursday, February 19, 2009

Joe Broadway Passes

Jerry Gaudet Reports:

2/17/2009........With great sadness we heard the message from Rose Broadway to say that Joe died this morning. Details will be passed along as they become available. I've heard "probably Saturday".

In the meantime:

Mrs. Rose Broadway

1701 Jameston Dr. (it IS Jameston, not "town")

Charlotte, NC 28209-1511

It's unsure if emails sent to Joe's address will be seen.

More to follow...

(I'll post the Charlotte Observer obituary as soon as it's published. -Ed)

(From the Charlotte Observer)

Ben Joseph Broadway, Jr., 'Joe'

Mr. Broadway, 73, of Charlotte died Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at Carolinas Medical Center-Main.

Born in Charlotte on October 22, 1935, Joe was the son of the late Ben Joseph Broadway and Bonnie Gambel Broadway. A lifelong Charlotte resident, Joe graduated from Central High School, served with the North Carolina Air National Guard, and had been employed 18 years with the Charlotte Observer before working in sales at Gerrard Tire on West 6th. He was a Mason, who belonged to the Joppa Lodge #530 and was a fan of NASCAR and the Carolina Tarheels. Joe will be remembered for his quick wit and humor.

Mr. Broadway is survived by his wife, Rosemarie, their five children, 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

A service to celebrate the life of Joe Broadway will take place on Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church, 1117 South Blvd., with Reverends Bobby Morrow and Stan Heiser officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends in the church narthex following the service and at the home.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses that cared for Joe at Charlotte Medical Clinic and Dr. Michael Livingston and staff at Carolinas Hematology Oncology Associates.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 5950 Fairview Rd., Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28210.

Online condolences may be sent to

Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center is entrusted with the arrangements.

Family contact:

Mrs. Rose Broadway

1701 Jameston Dr.

Charlotte, NC 28209-1511