Charles Louis Brochetti


Charles Louis Brochetti, 84, of Slippery Rock, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Butler Memorial Hospital.
He was born on Sept. 30, 1934, in Yatesboro, Armstrong County, to the late Stanley and Mary Brochetti.
Chuck attended both Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Clarion University where he received his undergraduate degree. He received his master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and did his post master's degree work (all but dissertation) from the Pennsylvania State University.
He began his career teaching biology at Freeport High School where he met his wife, Natalie Louise Vincent. They married on June 13, 1959.
In 1965, they moved to Slippery Rock where Chuck continued his career as a professor in the psychology department. He held a position as department chairperson for many years prior to his retirement.
Chuck loved spending time with his family and friends. His many hobbies included golfing, bowling, playing pool and shopping.
He was an avid reader and loved his daily crossword puzzles.
He was very involved and passionate about Slippery Rock Borough government issues. He served on the Slippery Rock Water and Sewer Authority. Chuck is described by his friends as a "straight shooter."
Survivors include two sons, Charles V. Brochetti of South Korea; and Alan A. (Michelle) Brochetti of Grove City; three daughters, Louise M. (Bob) Hallman of Westerville, Ohio, Ann E. Sesti of Indiana and Anita M. Culley of Grove City; brother, William C. (Florence) Brochetti of Clarion; and seven grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Natalie.

Charles Louis, 84, of Slippery Rock.
Calling hours: From 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday (4-26-19) at the SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 421 New Castle St., Slippery Rock.
Service: Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday (4-27-19) at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 680 South Center St., Slippery Rock, with Father Adam Verona presiding.
Interment: St. Anthony Cemetery in Harrisville.
Published on April 22, 2019
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8 posts

Kathleen Fleeger Briggeman
Apr 25, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Brochetti was a wonderful neighbor to my folks and I remember him as a kind and caring man.
David Pietropola
Apr 23, 2019
This makes me very sad! First met Chuck at a Boro meeting. He cared very much for the community. Very passionate about making sure everyone was doing the right thing. Many conversations at St. Peters church and many more when I would see him around town. Going to miss seeing him. Very good man! Thoughts and prayers for the family!
Bev Caldwell
Apr 23, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. It is never easy, no matter how old we get.
Ginny kinney Bliss
Apr 23, 2019
May the strength of God be with you every minute of everyday till you have the strength on your own.
Something to make you all laugh, the party line we shared! I was out shopping one day and an older clerk was trying to explain to the teenager what a party line was. I giggled and remembered waiting for the Brochetti’s to get off the phone however; their conversations were so much better than mine!
Lots of good things to remember. Love and prayers to all of you.
NIna Christamann
Apr 23, 2019
May he Rest In Peace. He was very well respected.
My granddaughter Lauren Christmann will miss him. My sympathy to his family.
Kevin Kosh
Apr 23, 2019
I knew Chuck through Frank and Bonnie.I always enjoyed running into him in town and chatting. I will miss seeing him out and about.
Ken Healy and Tina Kimmel
Apr 23, 2019
Ann, so sorry to hear of your loss. You had shared stories about your father with me over the years. Remember all the good and wonderful things and events in his life and in the family’s life with your dad. Our prayers are with you and your family
Sandra Davis
Apr 23, 2019
Ann, Natalie, Nicole and family,
So sorry for your loss. We heard a lot of stories he sounded like a special man. Heaven has gained another Angel love and Prayers