Dr. Raymond Broz received his medical degree from Loyola Stritch Medical School in Chicago in 1943. He is in his mid-nineties, but he is still very active both physically and mentally.
He served in the US Army during World War II, as both an enlisted man and officer. He finished with the rank of captain and was awarded the Bronze Star and five other medals. He was in the first army of the occupation of Germany.
He is a retired member of American Academy of Family Physicians as well as the AMA. He was on the staff of the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital for thirty-two years. While in practice, he built the Franklin Park Medical Center, which included a medical laboratory, x-ray, drug store, and other offices.
Religion is his avocation. He was an extra ordinary minister in the Catholic Church, and he was also one of the original members of the Christian Family Movement. In 1964 he was part of this group that chartered a trip to Rome during the Second Vatican Council, attending mass in St. Peter’s Basilica with all the cardinals. They had to be escorted by a priest friend past the Swiss guards, and they were seated in a small section with about ten laypeople. This was highlight of his life.
He also enjoys singing and is a charter member of the Lakeland Barbershop Chorus. He sang with them for twenty years. He is a gardener in his spare time as well.