Delbert E. ‘Shelley’ Brubaker

RICHFIELD – Delbert E. “Shelley” Brubaker, 81, of Richfield, entered into rest on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

He was the husband of the late Shirley M. (Apple) Brubaker, who preceded him on May 14, 2006. Mr. Brubaker was born on Feb. 29, 1932, in Juniata County, a son of the late Cecil B. and Keturah A. (Shelley) Brubaker.

He was a graduate of Thompsontown High School and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Shelley retired in 1997 after 42 years of service from Wood Mode Industries, Inc., Kreamer. He was a member and a former deacon of Niemond’s Independent Church, Richfield, and served on the Niemond’s Cemetery Association. Mr. Brubaker was a member of the American Legion Post 298, Mifflintown, the Richfield Ambulance and Fire Co. and was active with the County Line Restaurant Social Club.

Shelley was a great fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He enjoyed hunting, attending jam sessions at various locations, driving leisurely on country roads viewing wildlife and scenery and was known for his practical jokes. Mr. Brubaker cherished his family, especially his grandchildren.

Mr. Brubaker is survived by: two sons and their spouses, Timothy E. and Julia M. Brubaker, of Richfield, and Thomas A. and Colleen K. Brubaker, of Mifflintown; three grandchildren; Sarah E.M., Timothy C. and Christopher T.A. Brubaker; four stepgrandchildren, Nicolas, Megan, Matthew and Joshua Von Fricken; and a sister, Patricia L. “Patsy” Seid, of McAlisterville.

Shelley was preceded by a brother-in-law, Donald Seid, on April 14, 2006.

Friends and family are invited to the viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2013, at George P. Garman Funeral Homes, Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills, and again from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Niemond’s Chapel, Lauver Valley Road, Richfield. Officiating will be Pastor J. Arthur Mott. Burial with full military rites accorded by the Juniata County Veterans Council will be made in the Richfield Union Cemetery.

Should friends desire, memorial gifts may be made in loving memory of Shelley to Niemond’s Independent Church, “Vision Fund”, P.O. Box 187, Richfield, PA 17086.