Doris King Brubaker

September 1, 1923 - June 5, 2019 Kennett Square, PA | Age 95 "Dorie"

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:

Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square, PA.

Message from the Family

We thank you for your support during this difficult time.

Please share your fond memories of Doris in the Guestbook below.

Memorial Donations

Guatemala Medical Mission

First Presbyterian Church
Attn: Guatemala Medical Mission
130 W. Miner St, West Chester, PA 19382


Interment & Memorial Service

June 11, 2019 3:30PM First Presbyterian Church
150 East Palisade Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631


  1. I found this while reviewing my Christmas card list Doris was such a great friend to my mom, Dorothy Harp, while in Wichita. I have find memories of all of you. Merry Christmas.

    Marilyn Harp

    Marilyn Harp | December 23, 2019 at 10:43 AM
  2. Dorie, Thank you for the many years that you volunteered at our Mary D. Lang School in Kennett Square.
    You made a significant difference in the lives of our students, and in my life, as their teacher.
    You were a dear friend and mentor to me over many years.
    God Bless.
    May you rest in peace. Amen.
    Love and Blessings.
    Mary Ann Mc Neff🌹

    Mary Ann Mc Neff | July 13, 2019 at 2:19 PM
  3. Laurie, Bob and family,
    Phil and I are praying that God’s comfort and assurance will give you peace during this time of grieve.

    Phil and Kathy Phillips | June 12, 2019 at 10:15 PM
  4. Laurie, Bob, and family,
    We are thinking of during this sad time. Hold tight to the many happy memories. God bless you and keep you.
    Gail LaFontaine

    Gail LaFontaine | June 12, 2019 at 12:54 PM
  5. Laurie, Bob and family,
    May God bless you with wonderful memories of your mother and grandmother to comfort you as you grieve her loss. Until you meet again.
    Cathy Sutterer

    Cathy Sutterer | June 11, 2019 at 7:31 PM
  6. Pastor Laurie, the loss to us here on earth is sad but the gain to Your Dad in Heaven is a great joy. Jimmy and Joy Thomas

    Jimmy and Joy Thomas | June 11, 2019 at 6:01 PM
  7. Dear pastor Laurie:
    We so sorry four your loss. It is our prayer God to give you a quick resignation .

    Carmen and Jorge Ramirez

    Carmen | June 11, 2019 at 4:03 PM
  8. Thinking of you as you say “till you meet your mother again” Beth and Greg Walsh

    Beth a Walsh | June 11, 2019 at 12:41 PM

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