US Marine Corps

John G. Brodie

July 27, 1937 ~ September 9, 2022 (age 85)

Obituary

John Galbraith Brodie (Jock) 85, passed away September 9th , 2022 in Kittery, Maine. He was the
son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Mitchell Brodie of Elmira, New York, the grandson of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Walker Brodie of Watertown, Connecticut and the late Mr. and Mrs.
Frederic H. Hill of Elmira, New York.


He is survived by his loving wife Margaret Anne Hoffman Brodie (Peggy); his son, John Mitchell
Brodie II and his wife Kathrine Deming Brodie of Chevy Chase, Maryland and his son Robert
Hamilton Brodie and his wife Laura A. Hegeman Brodie of Crested Butte, Colorado; and his
sister Lucy Lee Brodie of Denver, Colorado. He leaves three grandchildren: John Mitchell Brodie
III (Jack), Kristen M. Brodie and Lillian S. Brodie.


Also surviving are two brothers-in-law, William W. Hoffman and his wife Linda; George E.
Hoffman; nieces and nephews, William S. Hoffman and Christina C. Hoffman, Sarah H. Anderson
and Erik A. Anderson; and two grand-nieces, Ruth L. Anderson and Jane K. Anderson.


Jock and Peggy were married on December 22, 1962 at Strathmont in Elmira, New York. They
were three months shy of their sixtieth wedding anniversary.


Mr. Brodie was an alumnus of the Gunnery School, Washington, Connecticut. He served four
years in the U. S. Marine Corps and attended Corning Community College, Corning, New York.


Jock was involved with advertising and public relations for several companies in Rochester, New
York and Erie, Pennsylvania. Unique collections were an interest pursued by Jock during the
Brodie residence in Peterborough, NH. His assembly of antique coins, fore-edge books and
broadside prints were displayed at local banks and public events. Jock became an authority on
the Shroud of Turin fulfilling his desire to understand the creation of this unusual artifact. He
enjoyed sailing as a member of the Erie Yacht Club and as a Casco Bay, Maine summer resident.
Other activities included skiing, family outdoor sports, crossword puzzles and cheering as an
avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots.


Entertaining friends and relatives at special gatherings were favorite pastimes for Jock. He and
his wife Peggy offered a welcoming home or sailing experience where outstanding hospitality
was always provided as warm friendship was shared. Grilling next to the pool with outdoor
camaraderie and laughter were the hallmark of an enjoyable Brodie evening. A sincere smile, a
firm handshake and a cheerful Brodie attitude are cherished memories for the many friends
who were touched by Jock.


A private family graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, New York.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jock’s memory to the Seacoast Marine Corps
League, Box 690, Kittery, Maine 03904.

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