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David Michael Brodzinski

July 22, 1974 - November 20, 2022
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David “Dave” Michael Brodzinski, 48, of New Philadelphia, passed away November 20, 2022, following a valiant, 11-year battle with cancer, one he fought with courage and selflessness.

Born in Chardon, OH July 22, 1974, he was the son of Ronald B. Brodzinski, and the late Donna M. (Rielinger) Brodzinski, who prece…

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David “Dave” Michael Brodzinski, 48, of New Philadelphia, passed away November 20, 2022, following a valiant, 11-year battle with cancer, one he fought with courage and selflessness.

Born in Chardon, OH July 22, 1974, he was the son of Ronald B. Brodzinski, and the late Donna M. (Rielinger) Brodzinski, who preceded him in passing on June 1, 1998. Dave and his Dad spent countless hours watching sports together.

As a child, Dave was active in sports and the Boy Scouts of America at Sacred Heart School and graduated from Tuscarawas Central Catholic in 1992 where he lettered in wrestling, golf, and track. He continued his formal education at The Ohio State University, where he was fondly referred to as “Brother Dave” by his roommates, including his brother, Phillip.

Prior to his cancer diagnosis, Dave enjoyed a career with Weitz Golf International, where he supervised the construction of golf courses throughout the country.

Dave was an avid gardener, canning and sharing his annual harvest. He also was known for making Buckeyes during the Christmas season and enjoying a good glass of bourbon and a cigar. Additionally, he was an avid NASCAR, Buckeyes and Cleveland sports fan. Dave and his family spent many hours enjoying Jimmy Buffett concerts together.

Most importantly, Dave’s faith was the foundation of his life. His faith was nurtured at Sacred Heart Church. He was a long time member of the Tuscarawas Central Catholic Booster Club where he often volunteered.

Dave will be deeply missed by his father and step-mom, Ron and Carolyn Brodzinski, with whom he resided; his siblings, Kevin (Chrissy) of Mentor, Barbara (Tony) Mancari of Mentor, Phillip (Minta) of Alexandria, VA, and Theresa (significant others, Kim and Collette) Brodzinski of Ft. Collins, CO; step-siblings, Megan (fiancé, Spencer Dieck) Erwin of University Heights, and Melissa (Paul) Dilsaver of Aliso Viejo, CA; his dear friend, Kim Chaney; and nieces and nephews Andrew and Ryan Brodzinski, Anna, Sarah, Maria, Sofia, Tony, and Dominic Mancari, Sonia Brodzinski, and Rose and Vincent Dilsaver, for whom he was a devoted uncle. Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends complete his family.

Visitation will be held in Sacred Heart Church, 139 3rd St NE, New Philadelphia on Friday, November 25, 2022 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Father Jeff Coning will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial beginning at Noon on November 25. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery at New Philadelphia at a later date.

Memorial contributions in Dave’s memory may be directed to either Sacred Heart Church or the Tuscarawas Central Catholic Booster Club, 777 3rd St NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.



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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, November 25, 2022

Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 11:30 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church


139 3rd Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Service Information

Date: Friday, November 25, 2022

Time: 12:00 pm

Sacred Heart Catholic Church


139 3rd Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Cemetery Information

Calvary Cemetery - New Philadelphia


Delaware Drive, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Interment in Calvary Cemetery at New Philadelphia will be held at a later date.

Donation Information

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

139 3rd St NE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Tuscarawas Central Catholic Booster Club

777 - 3rd Street NE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Born: July 22, 1974
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


David Crockard posted on 11/25/22

Phil & Extended Brodzinski Family, My deepest sympathies on the loss of your brother, son, uncle, friend, etc. David Crockard (Minta's uncle on her, Phil's, and Sonia's Texas side of the family)


Aaron Sample and Family posted on 11/25/22

Deepest sympathies to the Brodzinski family. We have you in our thoughts and prayers.


Sue Lehigh posted on 11/24/22

Ron, Carolyn and Family We are sending our Deepest Sympathy to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.. Sincerely, John and Sue Lehigh & family


Rick & Mary Rinella posted on 11/24/22

Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this time. May David rest peacefully & pain free in God's arms for eternity!


Jim Massarelli posted on 11/24/22

Ron and Carolyn I am so sorry for your loss.May God send blessings to your family


John & Brenda Basiletti posted on 11/24/22

So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Fady Attallah posted on 11/24/22

My deepest condolences to you and your family Phillip..God with You ??


Robert & Tammi Everett posted on 11/24/22

Dear Mayor & family, Tam and I send our deepest sympathy, with the passing of David. May your memories help you through the days, months, and years ahead. We are sending our heartfelt condolences from our family to yours.


Tom & Karen Range ( Hillsborough, NC) posted on 11/24/22

To the Brodzinski family, we are so sad to hear of passing, he went to TCC with my kids and was such a king sole. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.


Melanie L Archer posted on 11/24/22

Dear Ron, Carolyn and Family, You have my deepest sympathy in the passing of David...Even though he struggled with his illness and you know he is at Peace now, it is still difficult to accept your loss.....You are in my thoughts and prayers for comfort...You took good care of him....


Diane Johnson posted on 11/23/22

Sincere sympathy for your loss.


Lyle & Michelle Tope posted on 11/23/22

Ron, Carolyn & Kids, Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of David. Our prayers will continue for you all and David as well. Please be consoled in your grief by our Lord, Jesus Christ.


Josh Tekesky posted on 11/23/22

Sending my deepest condolences to everyone. Dave was such a strong, yet gentle and kind soul. I will really miss him and I send so much love to you all. One of my favorite memories was being able to meet up with Dave and Phil in Hawaii while they were working out there. That Kayak trip on the Nepali coast was such an adventure. It was really nice to also meet up with Dave when he worked in Phoenix. He will be forever remembered and loved by us all, who’s lives he touched and made better by his loving presence. Big love and Blessings ??????????????


Diane Fisher and Scott Power posted on 11/23/22

We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers for your family continue.


Stephen Lenarz posted on 11/23/22

Ron and Carolyn so sorry for the passing of your son and stepson. I wish I had words to ease the pain but I don't. Mary and I will be thinking of you and the grief that you're experiencing now.


Carrie Guttu posted on 11/23/22

My sympathy and prayers to those who knew and loved him. Many happy memories of Dave. ?


Patricia Metzger posted on 11/23/22

Our most sincere condolences to the family of David. May he rest in peace. Pat & David Metzger.


Louise Worsham posted on 11/22/22

Carolyn, your family has my deepest sympathy. May you all find comfort in God's loving arms.


Kimberly posted on 11/22/22

David you will be missed I will cherish all the memories that I spent at your house with your family with your sister barb


Ann Wise posted on 11/22/22

Sharing in your sorrow. David can now Rest In Peace.Hugs and prayers for all of the family! ???


Jim Harmon posted on 11/22/22

Brodzinski Family, My condolences to the family on your loss of Dave. I was fortunate enough to play golf with Dave and Kevin my first two years at TCC, and spent many hours at the Brodzinski household in the time between school and practice and even more time with Dave on the course and on the way to matches. Dave always made me laugh, and I remember his smile was so infectious. Years later, we reconnected on Facebook and shared our love for the island of Kauai. I will always remember his dry wit, his gentle mischievousness (we may have played a prank or 50 on the golf course together) and his generosity in welcoming me as a friend. My prayers are with the entire family in this difficult time.


Vincent day posted on 11/22/22

He will be miss !!! So sorry for your loss


Leslie Kendle posted on 11/22/22

Ron and Carolyn and families, Deepest sympathies to you all. May God bless you and grant you comfort. Leslie Alexander Kendle


Becky posted on 11/22/22

Ron and Carolyn and family, Sending deepest condolences to you and your family in the loss of your son. Praying for peace and comfort for you all. Rusty and Becky Pierce





Dan & Marcia Vaughan posted on 11/22/22

To all in the Brodzinski family, please accept our condolences on the loss of David.


Brock Moran posted on 11/22/22

Rest In Peace Dave. Prayers and Condolences to the entire family. God Bless You All ?


Katherine Ann Ellwood posted on 11/22/22

Dear Ron, Carolyn, Theresa, family and friends, My sincere sympathy in the loss of David. He was a talented, kind man who dearly loved his family and faith. May your wonderful memories sustain you during this sad time.


David Roosa posted on 11/22/22

It’s a sad time for a lot of people. Brother Dave was my roommate in college. He was easygoing, generous, and never complained. Dave was the kind of guy who would do all the dishes in the sink no matter who left them there, and wouldn’t say a word about it. He had a calm about him that set others at ease. And he knew how to have a good time. He probably never knew it, but he was a role model to me and I would suspect many others. It’s heartbreaking that such a kind and gentle guy had to battle with cancer like he did. Dave deserved so much better. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. He will be dearly missed.