Charles H Brotman

October 05, 1955 - March 06, 2023


Obituary For Charles H Brotman

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Charles (Chuck) H Brotman, of Raleigh, NC, died on March 6, 2023 at Wake Med, STICU. He was 67 years young. Chuck was born in New York City on October 5, 1955, son of Sibyl Brotman and the late Joseph Brotman.

Chuck started winning awards in Science at Paramus High School, and completed his Bachelors Degree in Computer, Electrical and Systems Engineering in 1977 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. While working at IBM, he earned his Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering at Syracuse University, NY in 1983. Chuck continued to win additional awards at IBM and was part of a team that earned patents. He and his wife, Michelle, whom he married on June 22nd, 1986 moved to Raleigh, NC in August 1993 to further his career. Chucks passion was Karate and he practiced for 20 years before suffering a stroke at age 41. He enjoyed reading, Book Club, science, weekly lunches with the Romeo’s (Retired Old Men Eating Out), music and stimulating conversations. Chuck has touched many lives and was known for his ‘punny’ sense of humor. In fact, Chuck’s daily goal was to get out of bed so he wouldn’t “miss his nap”.

Chuck was preceded in death by his father, Joe Brotman. He is survived by his spouse, Michelle; daughter Stephanie (Long) Campoli, son-in-law Jeremiah Campoli and granddaughter Cora Campoli, all of Raleigh, NC. He is also survived by his mother, Sibyl Brotman of New Jersey; sister, Joanna Brotman and husband, Mark Seltman of New York City; and niece Cassandra Seltman of New York City.

A Memorial Service will be held at Renaissance Funeral Home on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 1:00 pm.


17 Mar

Memorial Service

01:00 PM

Renaissance Funeral Home 7615 Six Forks Road Raleigh, NC 27615 Get Directions »
17 Mar


02:00 PM

Renaissance Funeral Home 7615 Six Forks Road Raleigh, NC 27615 Get Directions »
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  • 03/17/2023

    My sorrow at Chucks passing is not something I can put into words. My love and thoughts go out to Michelle, his family and many friends at this most challenging and painful time. - Peter Holst

  • 03/17/2023

    Our deepest heart felt condolences to all of Chuck's family and friends, especially Michelle. Chuck was a wonderful man, a kind soul. I cherish our time together, including enjoying live music and neighborhood chats. RIP my friend. 🌈 Hugs Michelle. 🙏 Sincerely, Dave & Beeta

  • 03/17/2023

    I initially met Chuck while helping him with his rehab after his stroke. Our relationship went from a professional one to a friendship over the next few years. Several people have said "You should have known him before his stroke", and that would have been nice, but the Chuck I did get to know was a wonderful guy, easy to be around, easy to laugh and of course quick to drop a pun on most topics we hit on. We bonded over jazz, Asian cuisines, our socio-political similarities, hockey games and movies. I moved away from Raleigh 20 years ago, and though we hadn't seen much of one another, kept in touch now and again. On visiting Chuck and Michele last fall, though he was struggling with his health, we picked up right where we left off... and ordered out for some Chinese. I'll be missing him, but with his long struggle over, I hope he is at peace. Love you Michele, Steph, and of course Chuck. Marty Koehler

  • 03/16/2023

    We are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers and are so sorry to hear about Chucks passing. - The Holst Family

  • 03/13/2023

    Michelle, Stephanie and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Linda Cleveland (Aunt Linda)

  • 03/11/2023

    Michelle, I am so sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. The memories of the years we trained together are strong ones. You were both great students and friends. Take care and be well. Bob Dvorkin Chief instructor Community Martial Arts


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