Alvin Benton (Ben) Broderson
Thursday 11th of April 1940 - Thursday 10th of October 2019
Alvin Benton (Ben) Broderson passed away on Thursday, October 10 at age 79. Dr. Broderson grew up in Franklin, Kentucky. He attended The University of Kentucky where he earned a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Later, he earned another MS degree in Philosophy and Theology from Asbury Theological Seminary.
While at The University of Kentucky, he worked for five years in NASA-sponsored research on the effects of space flight at the Wenner Gren Research Lab. That experience led to a four-year career in the U.S. Air Force, where he worked on the Manned Orbiting Laboratory project.
He was honorably discharged from the Air Force upon that project’s cancellation and began a 40-year career as an environmental and consulting engineer for a wide variety of projects and companies, including his own “Spectrum Engineering.” He also taught at Asbury Theological Seminary and St. Catharine College, on subjects from Physics, Thermodynamics, Acoustics, Logic, Philosophy and Statistics. He authored over 50 technical papers and publications.
He and his wife, Ann attended Centenary United Methodist Church in Lexington.
Dr. Broderson was preceded in death by his brothers Lee, Joe and John Paul, and his daughter, Elizabeth Benton. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Ann, his son, Steven, daughter-in-law Julie and grandchildren Alaina and Maura.
Services Monday at Centenary United Methodist Church: Visitation from 9:30-11am, Funeral at 11am (2800 Tates Creek Rd., Lexington, KY 40502). Burial to follow at Lexington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army.
Ann and family, Thanks for all the wonderful memories and times we shared. I thank God for privilege of knowing Ben and all of your family. Affectionately Mim Stambaugh
So sorry to hear about my old friend Ben from UK.
Ann, I am so sorry to hear of Ben's passing. Please know you and your family are in our prayers.
Barbara A. Wattssays
So sorry Ann. Loved him and your whole family. He was only 10 days older than me.