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Stephen Paul Brokamp

January 13, 1942 ~ December 20, 2020 (age 78)

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Stephen Paul Brokamp, 78, of Newport, NC, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020, at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City, NC.

Steve was born January 13, 1942, to the late Martha June Brokamp and Nicholas Paul Brokamp. He lived most of his life in Anderson Township, Cincinnati, Ohio. He often talked about how wonderful his boyhood was, spending time with his family, cousins, and grandparents. He loved the outdoors, enjoyed hunting and fishing, and could name a bird by its shape and song, something learned long ago from his grandfather. He was a humble man, but a truly talented carpenter. He owned his own business remodeling homes and building room additions, and was a handy-man for most any job. His craftsmanship, spanning 50+ years, is part of his legacy. He was respected for his work, and built a large base of repeat customers, many of whom also became friends. He fully retired at the age of 76 when he and his wife moved to North Carolina.

Steve loved his family so dearly. He would often say that he was the luckiest man on Earth. He treasured spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. From the age of 17 when he began courting his wife, Judy, he adored and loved her through every shared experience. He supported and loved his daughters and sons-in-law, and was an integral part of their lives, offering his help and knowledge whenever he was able. From the time they were little and into adulthood, his grandchildren brought joy and laughter into his life. He was amazed by and proud of each one of them.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Judy Rae Brokamp; daughters Janelle Zola Bryson and husband George of Newport, NC; Jennifer Lynn Denman and husband Roger of Batavia, OH; grandchildren Nathan Paul Brokamp of Batavia, OH; Savannah Rachel Bryson and partner Stephen Lupton of Wilmington, NC; Olivia Frances Bryson and fiancé Elizabeth Kane of Wilmington, NC; Laura Elizabeth Bryson and partner José Garcia of Charlotte, NC; sisters Carol Dincler and husband Mike of New Richmond, OH; Janis Moore and husband Mike of New Richmond, OH; Donna Tuke and husband James of Cincinnati, OH; and brothers Daniel Brokamp and wife Donna of Sevierville, TN; John Brokamp and wife Ann of Crystal Lake, IL. He also leaves behind a few very dear friends, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his youngest sister, Rebecca Chamberlain.

Arrangements are by Noe-Brooks Funeral Home of Morehead City, NC.

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