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James Brubaker

November 28, 1946 — September 8, 2022

James Merle Brubaker, “Jim” (75) of East Petersburg, PA, formerly of Telford, PA, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept 8, 2022.

He was the loving husband of Laurie (Yoder) Brubaker. They had recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on June 5, 2022.

Jim was born in Hatfield, PA on November 28, 1946 on Thanksgiving Day to the late James Metzler Brubaker and Mae (Garis) Brubaker.

He graduated from Pennridge High School, class of 1965. He worked as a carpenter for Glenn E. Garis Builder and then started his own self-employed carpentry business, Brubaker Construction. In 2006, he began working nights at Landis Supermarket in Telford, PA until he retired in 2019.

Jim was a member of Swamp Mennonite Church for over 40 years. He served as an Elder, Sunday School teacher and coach for the church’s softball league.

He loved driving Laurie to her 5k races, taking photos and videos of his children’s volleyball games (all of them). His hobbies included photography, nature, hunting, fishing and watching his children and grandchildren’s sporting events. Jim’s most treasured moments however, were spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. His love for the Lord was evident as he was a man who walked faithfully with his Savior, showing kindness to all.

In addition to his wife Laurie, he is survived by his children, Jeremy Brubaker of Telford, PA, Jessica Heyworth (Josh) of Hayward, WI, Jathan Brubaker (Becky) of Hayward, WI, Jade Brubaker (Julie) of Ephrata, PA, Justin Brubaker (Rachel) of Iva, SC and fifteen grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Joan Heister of Souderton, PA, Marilyn Erbig of NJ, and a brother John Brubaker (Lindsay) of Souderton, PA, along with nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brothers-in-law, Robert Erbig III and Darl Heister.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Jim’s memory to Lancaster Bible College Athletics, 901 Eden Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601.

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