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Irving Broudy, 80, Active Volunteer, Ran Family Busine​ss

December 31, 2009
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Irving Broudy, 80, a distributor of HVAC products and parts, died Dec. 5. He was a resident of Philadelphia.

Broudy operated the Broudy Supply Co. with his late brother, Jules Broudy, which survived 90 years as a family business, and still continues as Broudy Precision.

A leader in the Jewish community, Broudy was president of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Jewish Committee, as well as the Golden Slipper Club and Camp.

In 1994, he was the recipient of the Golden Medallion Award of Achievement.

He served as chairman of the board of governors of the William Likoff Cardiovascular Institute of Hahneman Hospital, and was also a founding leader of Operation Understanding, where he remained an advisory board member.

Broudy also took classes at the University of Pennsylvania, where he served on the board of the Seniors Program.

An avid Phillies fan and an Eagles season ticket-holder for 50 years, he loved to remember his lunch with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; a dance with Lady Bird Johnson; and an excursion on the USS Randolph CVS-15 aircraft carrier.

Broudy is survived by his wife of 25 years, Elaine Axelman Broudy; daughter Linda Fieldstone; son David Broudy; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; stepsons Bart Axelman, Michael Axelman and Mark Axelman; and seven stepgrandchildren.

In addition to his brother, he was predeceased by a sister, Vivian Miller.

Memorial contributions can be made to: Operation Understanding, 30 S. 15th St., Suite 801, Philadelphia, PA 19102, or to the: Golden Slipper Club Charities, 215 N. Presidential Blvd., First Floor, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.

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