James H. “Buggs” Broderick, 58 of Benld, died at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield on Thursday, November 25, 2021, at 6:03 p.m. He was born on October 10, 1963, in Litchfield to Charles L. Broderick and Colene Kay (Kaskutas) Broderick.
He worked for American Steel. James was founder of ATV club, Fuddy Muckers. He was a self-taught hobby mechanic, hard worker, billiard player, comedian, loving father and had proudest title of Paw-Paw.
He is survived by his father, Charles L. Broderick of Benld; daughter, Amanda “Mae” Broderick of Gillespie; son, Keith (Marcela) Brooks of St. Louis, MO; grandchildren, Molly Emmenderfer, Daniel “Buster” Hearn, Amara Welch of Gillespie, and Brogen Brooks of St. Louis, MO; sister, Jennifer (Brian) Burgnone of Holiday Shores; partner for 34 years, Wendy Broderick of Gillespie; in-laws, Irene and Gordon Nessl of Litchfield; sisters in law, Paula (Vincent) Weber of Woodburn and Dale (Brian) Sellers of Benld; brother in law, Ben (Peg) Tarran of Birmingham, AL; and several loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
James was preceded in death by his mother, Colene Broderick; son, Cory Broderick; and grandparents, Dorothy and Hank Kaskutas, Julia and Charles Broderick Sr.
Friends may call on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Funeral services are Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie.
Burial will be at Benld Cemetery, Benld. Memorials are suggested to Mae Broderick for the grandchildren. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.