Michael H. Broyles

Michael H. Broyles, age 40 of Kent, completed his earthly life November 24, 2013, at Akron City Hospital with his family by his side helping to guide him home. He was born January 17, 1973, to Edwin and Marlene Broyles.

He was employed as a maintenance mechanic HVAC with Sodexo working at Hiram College. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he was involved in many of the church's activities.

He had a true love for music. He enjoyed playing the guitar and teaching others to play. He also enjoyed being a part of his boys' activities: helping out with cub scouts, going on campouts and assisting with soccer. If he wasn't helping out with organized sports, he was going on bike rides and playing basketball in the driveway with his boys.

He is survived by his wife, Denise (Dezort), to whom he was married 17 years; sons, Mathias and Aidan Broyles of Kent; mother, Marlene Broyles of Ravenna; sisters, MaryAnn (Tom) Kosco of Galloway and Bonnie (Bob) Rugg of Toledo; nephews, Sam Rugg of Toledo and Logan Dean of New Castle, PA; niece, Emily Rugg of Toledo; sisters-in-law, Katie (Fred) Lange of Mantua and Annette (Darrick) Dean of New Castle, PA; and his buddy, Killian. He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Broyles; and his grandparents.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, November 29th from 4-7 P.M. at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent. Friends and family may also visit one hour prior to the 11 AM funeral service on Saturday, November 30th at Trinity Lutheran Church, 600 South Water Street, Kent, with Rev. Betti Hazelton and Rev. Douglas Fidler officiating. Burial will be in Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent. Special thanks to the doctors and nursing staff at Akron City Hospital for their care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Michael Broyles Memorial Fund in care of any Portage Community Bank.

(RC 11-27-13)

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  • To Marlene & family, I am so sorry for your loss.  I just found out today from my Sister while quilting this morning at 1st Church of God.  Prayers & thoughts go out to you & yours.  Alicia, John & Ruby Darrah

  • I wanted to let you know we are here for you and your family during these hard times.  We lift you all up in the grace of God to guide us to be here for your needs. It's hard to understand why these things happen and in knowing that this is God's plans for Mike.  He was loved by all and will be  missed.  Mat & I are greatful to have crossed his path at youth soccer.  That was the start of a great friendship since are kids are in school together.  Mike would give the shirt off his back if needed, prayers when they were needed.  His love of music was a blessing as he had started to help Paige play the guitar.  We will be here for you and your family day or night.  Denise, we pray that your love and faith in God will help get you through these next few days and find blessing to help the healing begin.  Your faith has always been a blessing to me and my family.  Mat enjoyed biking with Mike and he helped Mat find strength when I was ill.   He was a great friend and words can't say how much he will be missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers always and we will be here for all the hard times as well.  God, brought you into are lives and we are bless to call you and your family are friends.  

    God we life Denise, the boys and all your family  up to know your plan and heal them. We ask you to help make this  heartache understandable and heal the pieces that only you can.  We know everything is for you and your plan God, but we are selfish and want to have him here.   Please know we will be there when you need us for anything at all.  Mike will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  

    Prayers, healing and love,   Mat and Sally

    Prayers that we can start healing from this heartache and hope for healing