Richard H. Brouse Sr., 84, Army vet, worked at Ford New Holland, B&B owner, bowling champ

By on January 10, 2018

Richard H. Brouse Sr., 84, a resident of Keystone Villa, Ephrata, passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017.

He was the husband of the late Kathleen Carls Brouse who died in 2009. Born in Selinsgrove, he was the son of the late Howard and Helen Mull Brouse.

Richard was a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology and was employed by Ford New Holland as a commercial artist in the advertising and communications department for over 30 years. Following his retirement in 1991, he did freelance consulting for three years. He also owned the Agape Manor Bed and Breakfast on Weaverland Road in the 1980s.

He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Terre Hill, and had been a Sunday school superintendent for many years. He was a longtime member of the Garden Spot Lions Club. He enjoyed bowling (and was a former state champion), woodworking, golfing, hunting, singing in choirs, and playing and umpiring in the work softball league.

Richard served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958.

Surviving are three sons: Richard H. Jr., husband of Pamela Elliott Brouse of Narvon; Timothy C., husband of Julie Clouser Brouse of Lititz; and James A., husband of Christine Seroski Brouse of Coal Township; a daughter: Barbara L., wife of Joseph Browell Jr. of Ephrata; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister: Deanna Fetterman of Ringtown.

He was preceded in death by a brother, William Brouse.

A memorial service was held Jan. 6 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Terre Hill, with Rev. Derrick Guitterez officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 105 W. Main St., Terre Hill, PA 17519.

To send an online condolence to the family, visit groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by the Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

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