Robert J. Brubaker

Aug. 14, 1943 - July 11, 2017

Robert J. Brubaker, 73, rural Williamsburg, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday afternoon at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, after an extended illness.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Emmert R. and Eleanor G. (Loose) Brubaker. On Nov. 20, 1994, he married Barbara C. Carney at Fairview Church of the Brethren, rural Williamsburg.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 22 years; two daughters: Cynthia K. (David) Scott of Altoona and Karen K. (Tim) Wilson of Smithsburg, Md.; two sons: Randy J. (Lori) and Daren A. (Marina), all of rural Williamsburg; two stepsons: Marshall L. (Tracie) Bingham of New Paris and Charles W. Carney of Grazierville; 16 grandchildren; an identical twin brother, Richard I. (Linda) of rural Williamsburg; two sisters: Janet Cruse of Hollidaysburg and Peggy Hanzelman of Bethlehem; and his favorite companion, Candy.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald L. Brubaker; and a sister, Bernice Kephart.

Robert was a 1961 graduate of Williamsburg High School and a member of Williamsburg Church of the Brethren. He was a lifelong dairy and crop farmer in the Williamsburg area in addition to driving trucks for numerous companies over the years.

He formerly served as the president of the Williamsburg Community School Board, Southern Cove Power Reunion and the Williamsburg Farm Show, where he was currently serving as vice president. He also served with the Blair County Farm Bureau for many years.

He loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren, and he also enjoyed restoring antique tractors and picking mushrooms, raspberries and strawberries.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2017, at Williamsburg Church of the Brethren. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the church, Pastors Glenn A. Brumbaugh and Allen J. Baker Jr. officiating. Interment will be held at Yellow Springs Lutheran Cemetery, rural Williamsburg. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg.

The family prefers that memorial contributions be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.