Olin W. Brubaker, 93, owned Brubaker Bros. Roofing, WWII vet, ‘Tomato King’

By on April 9, 2014

Olin Winfield Brubaker, 93, formerly of Lititz, passed away April 3, 2014 at Masonic Village in Elizabethtown.

He was the son of the late Roscoe C. and Agnes Rettew Brubaker. Married for 66 years, he was the husband of Gladys Rosetta Jaquish Brubaker.

Olin served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the 11th Division as a paratrooper in Japan. Following his time in the service, he owned and operated Brubaker Bros. Roofing in Lititz for over 60 years.

Passionate about living life to its fullest, Olin was a jokester at heart. He enjoyed snowmobiling with his friends in Potato City, New York and Canada. He was nicknamed “Tomato King” 4½ years ago, when he moved to Masonic Village. Olin was an avid gardener and took great pride in the tomatoes he grew in his garden.

In addition to his wife, Olin is survived by his daughter: Rosetta Brubaker Hackman, wife of Willis Hackman, Elizabethtown; sons: Karl Buus, Yucaipa, Calif. and Victor Buus, husband of Donna, Lebanon; grandsons: Tony Hackman, husband of Theresa, Hummelstown and Victor Buus, Jr., Lebanon; great-grandchildren, Benjamin Hackman, Kantor and Lexie Dalton; and a sister: Elizabeth Petrey, Manassas, Va.

He is preceded in death by a son: Arne Buus; brothers: Clyde Forry, Paul Brubaker, Spencer Brubaker, Abe Brubaker; and a sister: Lowella Stoner.

A celebration of life service will be held in July at the Masonic Village. Contributions in memory of Olin may be made to Masonic Village, c/o BF2 Activities, 600 Freemason Dr., Elizabethtown, PA 17022.

To send online condolences to the family, visit richardheiseyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Richard H. Heisey Funeral Home, Lititz

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