Jeffrey R. Bromberg

  • Born: April 16, 1947
  • Died: April 13, 2013
  • Location: Saint Charles, Missouri

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Jeffrey by adding your memories and photos.

Bromberg, Jeffrey R., of St. Charles, Missouri, died on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the age of 65. Loving husband of Debra Jean Bromberg (NEE: Creel); beloved son of the late Benjamin G. and Pauline Bromberg; devoted father of Jennifer L. Bromberg, Rebekah E. (Eric Schmidt) Bromberg, and Melissa R. (Brian) Schmidt; cherished grandfather of Cooper L. Schmidt, Wyatt W.J. Schmidt, and Waylon R. E. Schmidt; dear brother-in-law of Linda (Terry) McCauley; loving uncle of Kevin McCauley. He is preceded in death by his infant granddaughter Madeline Schmidt.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Joseph Health Center Cardiac Pulmonary Rehab Ctr. or Five Acres Animal Shelter.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sorry for your loss, Jeff was the greatest and I know how hard it's going to be without him. Deb, Melissa, and family I'm so sorry.

Posted by Shontay Austell - St Charles, MO - Co-worker   May 08, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know that the memories of your dad will bring you peace.

I remember when we were in college that you were going to tryout for Playboy magazine. Trying to get you to reconsider, I asked you "what will your parents think?" And you said, "my dad has been collecting playboy magazine for years...he will think it's pretty cool!" That's when I knew your dad would be tons of fun to hang out with.

I didn't have the honor to spend much time with your dad, but I know how much you loved each other. I love that you always put family first! I am here for you. And I am ready to hear all your dad stories, just like you listened to all my Bill stories.

I love you!

Posted by Amanda Balman Garland - Richmond, MO - Friend of Becky   April 30, 2013


Debbie and the crew, I don't have much to add, you all know our feelings from the deepest of our hearts. See you all soon, and often.
Love and a big hug.

The Shillingtons

Posted by Bill and Kim - St. Charles, MO - Swell Friends   April 25, 2013

Debbie and Girls,

I was so shocked to learn of your great loss as I read the obituaries today. Even though I don't recall having the honor of meeting Jeff while the girls were at Monroe, I feel such deep sadness for each of you. I think of you, Debbie, and the girls with such warm memories. Such a loving, caring family who extended so many kindnesses to me and my boys those many years ago . . . May your hearts find comfort in God's immeasurable love and grace. You are all in the hearts and prayers of those who care so very much for you.

With deepest sympathy,
Susan Hammans Jaggi

Posted by Susan Hammans Jaggi - St Peters, MO   April 21, 2013


Debbie, Becky & Melissa,

It's hard to believe how quickly the years have passed by. Seems like yesterday that I met the Bromberg girls while teaching at Monroe. Later, when Becky and Karah became the dynamic duo sweeping through SCW, it was our pleasure to really get to know Jeff. Karah and her classmates were fortunate to spend so many hours at the Bromberg house. Jeff became a surrogate father to many of those kids. God certainly has a special way for bringing folks together. May God's arms of love enfold you now and help you find peace in the storm of Jeff's passing. We are praying that the pain of the moment will give way to the joyous memories of the past.

With heartfelt sympathy,
The Gillispie Family

Posted by Mel & John Gillispie - Georgetown, TX - friend   April 20, 2013

Mandy informed us of Jeff's passing. Our heart felt thoughts go out to all the Brombergs. We enjoyed our times with you all through St. Charles West functions.
Take care--we are praying for you.

Helen and Jim Kilker

Posted by Helen Kilker - St. Charles, MO - friend   April 19, 2013

There are things that we don't want to happen, but we have to accept; things we don't want to know, but have to learn; and people we can't live without, but have to let go.

Posted by Becky Bromberg - Daughter   April 19, 2013


When Jeff was in the hospital and I saw him in the hallway, he always talked to me cheerfully. I know it was a challenge for him but he never complained.

Sorry I could not be with you today. But know that my thoughts will always be with you in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Rose Rodgers - St Charles, MO - Friend of Debbie   April 19, 2013

Debbie, Becky and Melissa,
I am deeply saddened by the passing of a dear friend, Jeff. Our first neighbor, the only music genius we have ever known and a man that always made you think deeper. When I listened to Becky's eulogy today, I realized how blessed we all are to have known Jeff. You are so fortunate to have had a husband and father that instilled life lessons, traditions and values into your life. A man who sincerely loved his family. He left you a great legacy that gave you distinct and vivid memories to treasure for a lifetime. He challenged intelligence and made you be a better person. My fondest memories are from our time on St. Alban. I will never forget those days and the people who made it special. I will truly miss Jeff. He was a unique man and faithful friend. May you feel his presence in all the small thingswhen you enjoy a sunset or hear the waves crash upon the rocks. Our prayers will be with you in the difficult days to come. . I hope your lives are filled with tic tac reminders!

Posted by Steve and Nancy Eggert - St. Peters, MO - friend   April 19, 2013

There are no oxygen tanks in heaven.

Posted by Dickie-Boy - blood brother   April 18, 2013


My best memories of Jeff are as a young boy. Jeff, myself and my father (Bill) were on a quest to see the St. Charles West boys basketball team win the State Championship back in 1995. We didn't miss a game that year, home or away. We even made the trip to Sedalia, MO to see them in playoff action. Rightly so the season was capped off with them winning the whole thing in Columbia that year. It was a sweet ride for sure. Jeff you will be missed by many and all these great memories will give your friends and family comfort!

Thanks for ride!!!

Chris Ruff

Posted by Chris Ruff - Playa Del Rey, CA - Neighbor & Friend   April 18, 2013


Dear Debbie and family,

I was deeply saddened to learn of Jeff's passing. Our mutual friend Jim Paunicka called me today. Jeff was very special to me. He mentored me and not one day went by when he didn't make me laugh. He even put a chair with my name on it next to his cubicle for my daily visits. I remember how much I missed him when he retired. We kept in touch by email regularly after he retired even as late as last week. I am blessed to be his friend. May God grant Jeff eternal rest in his everlasting peace. God bless you.

Jim Olfky

Posted by Jim Olfky - St. Louis, MO - Dear friend and colleague   April 17, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Jeffrey's passing. He has always been one of my favorite people. One of two people in this world to call my dad Eddie. Great time would pass between visits, but he always would make me laugh. I've known you both as long as I can remember and you've always been cherished friends of the family. Jeff will be greatly missed, he always holds a special place in my heart.

Posted by Christine McCaBE - St. Louis, MO - Friend   April 17, 2013

Deb, Becky and Melissa....

We are so sorry for your loss. While you knew it was near, it never makes it any easier. Be comforted by the love and undying dedication Jeff gave you every day. Again, we are so sorry....

Cindy Witzel
Mike & Jeremy Loehrer

Posted by Cindy Rash Witzel - friend, teacher of Melissa   April 17, 2013

Debbie and the Girls,

We are so sorry for your lost. Jeff was an amazing person, and he will be missed! I always remembered getting in trouble with Jeff when I ate with my elbows on the dinner table. To this day, I make sure my elbows are off :) We want to make sure we send our love, and let you all know we are thinking of you!

Jason, Lisa, and Savannah Eggert

Posted by Jason Eggert - St. Charles, MO - Friend   April 17, 2013

Debbie, Becky, and Melissa,
I am so sorry for your loss. I feel like I have known your family for forever, and I know the strong family bond that you all have. I have many fond memories of your family over the years, but what sticks out the most is the how much you all laughed together. Heaven gained an awesome angel. Sending all of my love and prayers.

Posted by Andrea and Walter Peleshenko - Sanford, FL - family friend   April 17, 2013

Hi Debbie,

I know your loss is a great one. I can feel your pain and I am so so sorry. Words cannot explain how I feel for you. Since I have been knowing you and talking with you I know how much you loved Jeff. I'm glad I had the chance to talk with him on the phone, he was a great person. Very friendly, which led me to believe he was a fanstastic husband and father. May God be with you and your Family and carry you through all the days ahead of you.

Reba Andrews

Posted by Reba Andres - St Louis, MO - Co-worker to Debbie   April 17, 2013

Sorry to hear this, Jeff. You were a genuinely good guy. Your passing reminds us all of our mortality. Farewell, my friend.

Posted by Tim Wright - Mesa, AZ - Co-worker   April 17, 2013

Mr. Bromberg,
I will greatly miss the sound of your voice, "Hey Kiddo!", your humor, "Hey Joanie, I mean Mrs. TJ Oshie", and your kindness. Even though I only saw you at the pharmacy, you felt like family to me. I have so many great memories to remember you by. Thank you and your daughter so much for the Tony Twist autographed picture. I still brag about it to this day! To the unstoppable man, this is just goodbye for now. You will be forever in out hearts.


Posted by Joanie Gillette - St. Charles, MO - friend   April 17, 2013

THANK YOU, for all you've given to our young family, thank you for being such a great pops even on the hard days, thank you for sharing your wonderful pirated music collection with me, thank you for passing on your passion for reading to wyatt, thank you for all your book recommendations, thank you for your sharp witt and dry sense of humor, our talks together over lunch, letting me help you with all your chores, for welcoming me into your wonderful family, but most of all, thank you Jeff for being such a wonderful father and raising such an incredible daughter, she meant the world to you and she means the world to me. You once told me the hardest part about having such a great friend is letting them go, i now fully understand your words.
"you be careful out there pal"

Posted by Eric - St.Charles, MO - Son-in law   April 17, 2013

Debbie and family,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you all during this difficult time. God Bless you all.

Posted by Sandy Seadeek - St. Charles,, MO - former SSM employee   April 17, 2013

Debbie, Becky And Melissa

To your Family from my Family , We are deeply sorry to hear of Jeff's passing,
Please know that are thoughts and prayer's are with you all.

God Bless,
Linda Cochran & Lupe Dickerson

Posted by Linda Cochran - St. Charles, MO - friend   April 17, 2013

Rest easy Jeff. We will miss your friendship, your wit and wisdom, your world-class dry humor and your observations and ironies about the "swell" world we all live in.

You made every day a little better for all of us at Boeing.

Rest easy and God Bless you Sir.

Posted by Tom Ross - St Charles, MO - Coworker and friend   April 16, 2013

I was so blessed to have grown up with having Jeff as a part of my life. There are so many memories I have with him like when he put out trash cans to teach me how to parallel park and having me take my drivers test in his car. I learned how to swim in the Bromberg pool and Jeff would cheer me on at softball. He was such a sweet and caring person with that great "Jeff" personality. It was always so obvious how crazy he was about his family. He will be missed so much by so many. Happy Birthday Jeff, heaven gained a wonderful angel.

Posted by Nicky and Matt Vitale - Wentzville, MO - Family friend   April 16, 2013


Dear Deb and family,
I am very sorry for your loss. Jeff was a good person with a great sense of humor. He will be missed by all who knew him. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Vicki Stuller - Saint Charles, MO - Friend and former Co-worker   April 16, 2013

Debbie & Family,

The lose of a loved one is never easy to endure but rest assure that he is in a beautiful place with his heavenly father. Cherish all the memories you have and this will help get you through it. I pray that our Father gives you and your family comfort through this. I am always available if you need anything.

Abby Jimenez (SSM)

Posted by Abby Jimenez - Saint Louis, MO - friend of Debbie   April 16, 2013

You are my hero, my mentor and my best friend, you believed in me when I didnt believe in myself. I can not put into words how much I love you and already miss you. You and mom are the best parents anyone could ask for you two gave me a wonderful childhood and an even better life as an adult. I will miss hearing "melly is that you" when i walk in the house. Please know that the memories Coop has of Pops will keep going. I hope you are having a wonderful birthday today and are walking on the beach with Mady, sadie and audrey. I love you dad.

Posted by Mel - st peters, MO - daughter   April 16, 2013


Debbie, Becky & Mel,

I hope that you all will find comfort in knowing that Jeff is finally at peace.
He was a great man. I know it will take some time. But you have each other and the boys. ENJOY EACH OTHER!

Posted by Heather Yost - St Peters, MO - friend   April 16, 2013

For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son. That whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16. I send my deepest thoughts, prayers, and condolences at this time of your lost. I pray God gives you and your family strength. And allows you to push on. God Bless.

Posted by Khadejha White - St Louis, MO - Co-worker   April 16, 2013

Dear Dad,

Where do I start? I guess, with a thank you. Thank you for showing such love and support through my life. I will miss you every day (every hour, every minute), but I believe that all of the wonderful memories you created for us will change the tears to smiles in the future. You were such a force in my life and now the void of that is breathtaking. I pray that I see you again. Until then, I will keep your memory alive in my heart and with your beloved grandsons.

All my love,

Posted by Becky Bromberg - Daughter   April 16, 2013

Debbie and Melissa,

I am so sorry for your loss. My prays are with you and your family.

Posted by Judy Schantz - St. Louis, MO   April 16, 2013


Debbie and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Jeff cared so much for so many people. He is at peace with his Heavenly Father. God bless you and keep you and your family under his wing of protection and comfort.

Posted by Mel Wolk    April 16, 2013

I'm deeply saddened to lose a friend that I had for too short a time. Jeff and I worked together for the last four years of my time at Boeing and shared a lot of laughs, good conversations, common opinions, and a trusting friendship in our time together. Jeff sometimes showed a gruff exterior but had a way of caring for people that also showed a good man was underneath it all. My deepest sympathy to Debbie and all of the family for the loss of this good man. He will surely be missed by everyone.

Posted by Allan Artimisi - Glen Carbon, IL - Friend   April 16, 2013


If you ask me Jeff was a model husband, father, and friend. I will miss his physical presence.
So here is a toast of Best Wishes to my old friend on his new adventure into the Unknown as he dances smiling in the moonbeams with one hand waving free. Semper Fi.
Love, Dickie-Boy

Posted by richard sperandio    April 16, 2013

Jeff and Debbie & family were our dear neighbors at Number Nine Green. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Posted by Mernie Koepke - St Charles, MO - former neighbor   April 15, 2013

I have so many great memories of Jeff in High School, it's hard to choose just one. In the early years of mine and Patty's marriage we often visited with Jeff. He was our "encyclopedia" guy. He had an opinion on every subject and you could not stump him where scientific or historical trivia was concerned. Our hearst go out to you, his family. But as long as we remember Jeff, he will live forever. Sincerely, Dave & Patty Femmer

Posted by David & Patty Femmer - Washington, MO - high school friend   April 15, 2013

I have too many fond memories to list in such a small space.

Jeff was always there to provide me and my family with a smile with his dry wit and great sense of humor. Whether it be a quick jab about my golf swing or a joke to the waiter, he would always find a way to make me laugh.

I will never forget the days he brought me to various high school and college sporting events. We had many trips down to Columbia to watch Mizzou play. We would talk the entire day about sports, school, and just life in general. It was these trips that really helped me settle on my selection for Mizzou as a college.

Jeff taught me many life lessons over the years, and he will be greatly missed by me and my family. I will always cherish the memories he provided us. He was one of a kind! I am proud to say he helped raise me to be the person I am today.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of his friends and family.

Posted by Billy Shillington - O'fallon, MO - Friend of family   April 15, 2013

I knew Jeff in high school years. I remember being a penpal to Jeff when he was in a boys' school in Arizona, and when he returned to attend St. Charles High he brought a Bob Dylan album to show me: "Linda, you've got to hear this guy!" He knew how to think outside the box,how to listen, how to question, and he was a wonderful person to know. He was a funny, kind, and helpful guy, and it was a pleasure to be his friend. My sympathy is extended to his family and current friends at this time of huge loss.
Linda (Stickrod) Samland, Armstrong, BC, Canada

Posted by Linda Stickrod Samland - Armstrong, British Columbia, - high school friend   April 15, 2013

Debbie and Family

I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you during this difficult time.

Posted by Ann Figge - O'Fallon, MO   April 15, 2013


Dear Bromberg and McCauley Families,

I was terribly sorry to hear of your loss. I felt like I knew Jeff because Linda spoke of him and his sense of humor so often.

I hope that your wonderful memories will bring you comfort in the days to come. You are all in my thoughts.

Lynn and family

Posted by Lynn Marie Vint    April 15, 2013

It was an honor to have known Jeff; he lived a thoughtful and caring life.

Posted by Susan Palmer - O'Fallon, MO - Friend   April 15, 2013

We are so sorry for the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. Our prayers and thoughts will be with you during this difficult time.

We graduated with Jeff, but had not seen him over the years. He was a good guy and funny.

Terry & Linda Courtneys

Posted by Terry & Linda (Uebinger) Courtney - St. Charles, MO - Classmates   April 15, 2013

Debbie, Becky, Melissa - I know Allan sent you his thoughts, but wanted you to know how sorry I, too, am at Jeff's passing. He and all of you hold a special place in our hearts. I'll never forget all the good times we had. I tried to post photos...but they are all pre-digital and couldn't be attached in scanned version...many Christmas celebrations with the guys in their green worm shirts and all of us in funny animal noses. Beach vacations, houseboats "floating out to sea", endless games of Trivia Pursuit. Please know that Jeff will never be forgotten by any of us and will always be with us in our hearts. Sending you love and hugs,


Posted by Jamie Newsham - St. Charles, MO - old friend   April 15, 2013

My memory of Jeff was always his keen sense of humor. We would always joke about golf and rant about the ST. Louis Post dispatch about keeping our friends close and our enemies closer. A jovial guy who loved his family and career. I will miss him and think of him fondly.

Posted by Mike Putnam - Wood River, IL - Boeing Teammate   April 15, 2013

Debbie and Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. May you have some comfort in knowing that the Heavens now have one more Angel.

Posted by Jane Sherman - St. Peters, MO   April 15, 2013

Debbie & Family~
My heart is greatly sadden for your loss. My heart also rejoices that Jeff is resting with our heavenly father free of pain and sickness. Your love was great and your family strong. I prayer you would find peace and comfort in your great many years of memories of love, happiness & laughter.

Posted by Le Robnett - St. Peters, MO - Co-worker   April 15, 2013

Debbie, Becky and family,
My heart goes out to you at this time. Please know I understand completely and am praying for strength, peace and blessings to you all. Tom was very appreciative of the e-mails Jeff sent him during his struggles. What a very caring man your husband and father was. Cherish the memories......

In sympaty and love,
Lynn Brown

Posted by Lynn Brown - St. Charles, MO   April 15, 2013

Dear Debbie, Girls, and Grandbabies

Connie, Larissa and I want to express our sincere sorrow upon hearing that Jeff had passed. He will forever live in our hearts, as we have fond memories of our many good times together. If there is anything we can do to ease your pain, please don't hesitate to let us know. We know you have all been through a very difficult time and hope the future will bring the peace that Jeff would wish for you. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you as well.

Posted by Ralph and Connie Pickering; and Larissa McGinty - St Charles, MO - Friend   April 15, 2013


Debbie and Family,
I am so sorry about Jeff's passing, he was an amazing man who had a huge heart! He is at peace now and is not suffering any longer.

Posted by Amanda J Flaspoler    April 15, 2013

My family is so very sorry and saddened by your loss as we understand the true heartache. Sending my deepest sympathies to your entire family during the toughest of times. May you celebrate his wonderful, beautiful life and all of his blessings. He was a beloved Pops, husband and Father and friend. May you all be comforted by his memory and love that you all have shared. Thinking of you all and I am honored to be able to have gotten to know Jeff over the last several years through Becky.

Nicole Gorgen

Posted by Nicole Gorgen - St. Louis, MO - Friend   April 15, 2013

Debbie I am so sorry to hear this. Prayers for you and your family.

Posted by Carm Grimi - St. Louis, MO   April 15, 2013

Debbie and family,

My sincere condolances. Jeff was a good man and worked hard to support his responsibilites. My prayers to you and family. He is now at peace without any health struggles.

Posted by Sonny Ussery - St. Peters, MO - Friend since high school   April 15, 2013

Debbie and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Please be comforted by the knowledge that Jeff is breathing easy and resting in the arms of God's angels. He was a loving man who gave much to those he knew and he will be missed by many.

Posted by Don and Sheila Brown - St. Peters, MO   April 15, 2013

Dear Debbie and family, May the Good Lord watch over you during this
difficult time. Our Heart felt sympathy to you. Your Friends Mike and Carole

Posted by Mike and Carole Prothman - st charles, MO - friends   April 15, 2013

Debbie and girls,

You are in our thoughts and prayers in this very hard time in your life. My heart breaks for you. If I can help you in anyway please let me know.

Love to all of you,
Margie and Leo

Posted by Margie and Leo Smith - St.Charles, MO - friend   April 15, 2013


Debbie, Mother and I are so sorry for Jeff's passing. We send prayers to you and your family. Love always. Tracey and Regina

Posted by Tracey McDaniel and Regina Penry - Jonesboro, AR   April 15, 2013


Debbie and girls....
So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts. You have alot of wonderful memories and they will help you get through this rough time.
Take care and know that you have many friends who are here for you anytime you need them.......don't hesitate to call.

Posted by Mark and Brenda Graham - wentzville, MO - friends   April 14, 2013

Deb and girls,

Even tho we have lost touch over the years Jim and i always remembered you both so very fondly! We always thoroughly enjoyed your company! You were a wonderful couple and may all of the wonderful moments you shared bring you peace. It breaks our heart that Jeff had to suffer thru cancer. Our sincerest sympathies are sent your way and you are always in our hearts and prayers!

Jim and Cathy Stahlman
Bethany Stahlman Callaway
Audra and Tim Stahlman

Posted by Cathy Stahlman - Saint Charles, MO - friend   April 14, 2013

Deb,even though we were estranged by time and conflict,I always considered Jeff as my friend,and I always will.His passing has affected me much more deeply than I thought it would,so I'm glad we had that last brief visit.It won't take away the feelings of guilt and regret,but the way both you and Jeff treated us,just as warmly as if you had just seen us the day before,shows what kind of people you and Jeff are:generous and good hearted friends,and that is a comfort.There will never be another "Ujuboi",but that caustic ol' rascal will live on in my heart!

Posted by Allan Newsham - St.Charles, MO - friend   April 14, 2013

Debbie, so sorry for your loss, will keep you and your family in my prayers. Take care!!!

Posted by Barb Hutchison - St. Charles, MO - friend   April 14, 2013

Debbie and family, Jeffrey was a great man. I'm so sorry for your loss. Pat Oestreich, cardiopulmonary rehab

Posted by Pat Oestreich    April 14, 2013

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So sorry for your loss. Jeff was a funny guy and i always loved his dry wit. These are hard times for you all but Jeff is at peace and no more pain. Our thoughts are with all of you!! old friend, Patty and Harold Draper