Gladys R. Brubaker, 96, RCA retiree, mother of four, enjoyed playing pinochle, traveling

By on August 24, 2016

Gladys R. Brubaker, 96, formerly of Lititz, passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, at the Masonic Village Health Care Center, Elizabethtown.

Born in Mansfield, she was the daughter of the late Daniel P. and Arbutus Laing Jaquish. She was the wife of the late Olin W. Brubaker, who died in 2014. Olin owned Brubaker Roofing in Lititz for more than 60 years.

Retired in 1985, Gladys worked 36 years for RCA, Lancaster. In her earlier years, she attended the Lititz Church of God. Her interests included traveling and playing cards, especially pinochle. Gladys loved to spend time with her family and friends.

Surviving are two sons: Karl (Brubaker) Buus of Elizabethtown; Victor, husband of Donna Buus, of Lebanon; a daughter: Rosetta, wife of Willis Hackman, of Elizabethtown; two grandsons: Victor Buus Jr. and Tony Hackman; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Donna Brown of Bird-In-Hand; and Priscilla Stopher of Anoka, Minn.

She was preceded in death by a son: Arne J. Buus; four brothers: Dr. Joseph, Francis, Daniel, and Elvin Jaquish; and four sisters: Martha Barocco, Lorraine Thomas, Arbutus Nielsen, and Christine Zellner.

Funeral services are private and at the convenience of the family.

Those desiring may send contributions in Gladys’ memory to Masonic Village Health Care Center, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 (In memo: Gladys Brubaker).

To send the family online condolences, visit BuchHeisey.com. Buch-Heisey Funeral Home, Lititz, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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