Charles Stuart “Stu” Broad
C. Stuart Broad
, resident of Westminster Village in Bloomington, passed away there Saturday (March 23, 2013) peacefully, with family by his side.
His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. May 11 at Westminster Village. He was a retired attorney and devoted husband and father.
Stu was born Sept. 24, 1927, in Lincoln, Neb., son of Elizabeth G. and Robert A. Broad; and he grew up in Amery, Wis., and Richfield, Minn. He met Mary Lavery, later his wife of 61 years, as a student at the University of Minnesota. Stu and Mary graduated, married, started a family and lived in the Washington, D.C., and Chicago suburbs, settling in Chevy Chase, Md., where they lived for 43 years. Stu earned a bachelor of laws at George Washington University Law School while working on the Capitol Hill Police Force. He started his career as a trial attorney, later specializing in industrial and labor relations law. In Washington, D.C., he participated in early civil rights sit-ins for desegregation.
During his 58-year career, he supported and headed the civil rights and labor relations programs at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Defense, Atomic Energy Commission and Department of Energy.
He and Mary raised five children. He valued education, self-initiative and friendship. He shared with his family his love of bicycling, hiking and camping, bird-watching, whale-watching, tennis, outdoor sports and American history, as well as his love of music and guitar.