Stella K. Brubaker, 89, Rea & Derick worker, Lititz COB member, grew delicious blueberries

By on June 19, 2019

Stella K. Brubaker, 89, of Lititz, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Brethren Village Retirement Community, Lititz.

Born in Lebanon County, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Viola Adams Knauer. Stella was the loving wife of Carl G. Brubaker, and they celebrated 67 years of marriage this past January.

She was a faithful member of Lititz Church of the Brethren and was a proud graduate of Manheim Township High School. A homemaker, Stella later went on to work at the former Rea & Derick drug stores, now known as CVS. She had a passion for fruit and vegetable gardening with her husband, and she was known for her delicious blueberries. Stella was a great cook who enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family.

Surviving in addition to her husband, are four children: Dean E., husband of Verna E. Brubaker, of Bel Air, Md.; Dawn E. French, of Livingston, Mont.; Dana B. Cotton, of Montgomery Village, Md.; Dale E., husband of Lynn M. Brubaker, of Ephrata; seven grandchildren: Martin husband of Rachel Widenhouse, of Naples, Italy; Ashley French wife of Robert Pantalone, of West Hartford, Conn.; Joshua, husband of Marisa French, of Billings, Mont.; Margaret E. Cotton, of Bethesda, Md.; Elizabeth J. Cotton, of Annapolis, Md.; Madison T. Brubaker; and Ethan C. Brubaker; two great-grandchildren: Bryce Pantalone and Jackson Cotton, both at home; a sister: Amy Groff, of Belleville; and two foster children: Robert Zunich, of South Dakota, and Ronnie Zunich of Pennsylvania.

Preceding her in death is a son-in-law: Mark S. French; and three siblings: Esther Ruhl, and Harry and Alvin Knauer.

Services were held June 18 at Lititz Church of the Brethren. Interment was in Chiques Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

Those desiring may send contributions in Stella’s memory to Lititz Church of the Brethren Building Fund, 300 W. Orange St., Lititz, PA 17543.

To place a condolence online, visit Buch Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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