Doris King Brubaker, born September 1, 1923 in New Rochelle, New York passed away peacefully June 5, 2019 surrounded by her four devoted children. She delighted in all things family. Every graduation, marriage, grandchild’s birth, no matter how far or inconvenient, only increased her determination to be there. Her marriage to Rev. Dr. C. Edward Brubaker, forged in deep love and shared commitment to their faith, nourished their lives together for 71 years.
Dorie’s high school and Wellesley College experiences led her toward a life centered on her Christian faith. She also had a great capacity for enduring friendships. Her love of music, sports, a good joke, nature, and equal justice for all shaped a wide embrace of life. Once her children were off to school, she threw herself wholeheartedly into teaching middle school.
Dorie and Ed shared curiosity and wonder at every turn: travel abroad, working together in Trinidad toward the end of Ed’s career as a pastor, camping and hiking throughout the national and state parks, politics, and rooting for the local major league baseball team. They lived and worked in Arkansas, Philadelphia, Englewood, NJ, Wichita and Kansas City, but in 1996, retired in the Philadelphia area near where they had lived during the fifties.
Her four children Wendy Osher (James Osher), Scott Brubaker (Rosemarie Faust), Lynn Brubaker, and Laurie Davis (Bob Davis) do their best to carry on Dorie and Ed’s legacy of levity, joy, and profound concern with the challenges of stewardship in the world today. Dorie’s delight in her grandchildren: Ben, Jake, and Isaac Osher; Emily Badillo, Hannah Berget, Daphne Gayle, Mo Nichols, and Ryan Brubaker knew no bounds. Dorie loved to tell how she had nearly given up on great-grandchildren when just over a year before her passing she was blessed with Isabel Badillo and Zedek Gayle.
Please join us Tuesday June 11, at 3:30 pm for her interment and memorial service at First Presbyterian Church in Englewood, NJ where the family lived when Ed was pastor there.
In lieu of flowers, please direct memorial gifts to First Presbyterian Church, memo line: Guatemala Medical Mission, 130 W. Miner St, West Chester, PA 19382. Online: https://www.shelbygiving.com/g3/h/
Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square, PA.
Guatemala Medical Mission
Interment & Memorial ServiceJune 11, 2019 3:30PM First Presbyterian Church
150 East Palisade Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631
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