Emil Brugger, 82, painter, Korean War Army veteran

By on June 13, 2012

Emil L. Brugger, 82, of Ephrata, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Hospice of Lancaster County, Mount Joy.

He was born in Ephrata to the late Robert P. and Mary Elizabeth (Moyer) Brugger and was the husband of the late Anna (Hollinger) Brugger, who passed away in 2000.

Emil served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of the Cocalico Post #3376 VFW, Ephrata. He enjoyed feeding the birds and animals, playing cards, tending to his house plants and watching old movies. During his working years, Emil worked as a painter for Abram Horst and William Murry.

Emil is survived by daughters: Mary J. Hainley, of Ephrata; Teresa A., wife of Ernest Eisenhauer, of Myerstown; a son: Jeffrey Scott, husband of Kim (Lausch) Brugger, of Denver; six grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; and a half-sister: Shirley Consylman, of Ephrata.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter: Laura L. Roberts, in 2006.

His funeral service will be held on June 14 at 11 a.m. at the Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, 533 Walnut St., Denver, with Pastor Joe Hyatt officiating. Interment will take place in the Pleasant View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Emil’s memory may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

Arrangements are being made by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at roseborostradling.com.

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