Richard L. “Duke” Bromley, 87, of Streator passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019 at O.S.F. St. Elizabeth Hospital in Ottawa.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, January 2, 2019 at the Central Church of Christ, Streator.
Visitation will be from 4-7 P.M. Wednesday, January 1, 2019 at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.
Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Streator. Full military rites will be accorded by members of the Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1492. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Broadus, Bob Brown, Bill Sedlock, Mike Pastirik, Steve Solorio and Bill Vietti.
Born April 25, 1932 in Streator, he was the son of Lowell and Irene (Antolik) Bromley. He married Lucia “Lucy” Pizano on July 9, 1956. She survives in Streator.
He is also survived by daughters, Elizabeth (Steve) Broadus of Streator, Mary (Jeff) Zavada of Streator, Irene (Bill) Sedlock of Streator and Jessica (Michael) Pastirik of Streator; grandchildren, Robert (Janelle) Brown, Taylor (Dan) Burkhead, Marlaina Sedlock, Ben (Abbey) Brown, Olivia Broadus, Chelsea (Mark Truty) Davis, Bethany (Colton Davis) Brown, Nora Sedlock, Christopher Broadus, Trey (Adriana) Pastirik, Cenaida Sedlock and Lucy Zavada; great grandchildren, Stella Soltis, Oliver Davis, Parker and Tallan Brown, Benjamin, Dylan and Brooklyn Brown; Emmett and Forrest Burkhead; Lukas and Ana Pastirik; and a great grandbaby on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Michelle Mary Bromley; sisters, Dolores Bivins and Sharon Meves.
Duke lived his lifetime in the Streator area where attended Streator Grade Schools and graduated from Streator High School. He was inducted into the Streator High School Hall of Fame along with his football teammates.
He served in the United States Navy for 4 years.
He worked, along with his dad, for Bromley and Son Concrete and later worked and retired from Vietti Concrete. He was a member of the Cement Mason’s Union and the Laborer’s Union #393.
He enjoyed fishing and hunting along with his family and friends. He was a member of the Lazy Acres Sportsmen Club.
Duke had many different interests including, Boxing in the Golden Gloves, practicing Tae Kwon Do, raising and racing Pigeons and gardening.
He attended Central Church of Christ.
Duke was a devoted family man who loved and cherished his wife and daughters. His grandchildren and great grandchildren were very important to him and he loved spending time with them.
He was an authentic, genuine person who always spoke his mind. You always knew where you stood with Duke. He will be dearly missed by his loving family and close friends.
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