Robert K. Brumbach, 85, Korea vet, DE-PEN-Line driver, champion Parcheesi player, Phils fan

By on July 20, 2016

Robert K. “Brummy” Brumbach, 85, of Ephrata, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at home.

He was born in Hopeland to the late Elmer S. and Emma W. (Kilhefner) Brumbach and was the husband of the late Shirley A. (Reitz) Brumbach, who passed away in 2007.

Robert was a member of the Teamsters Local. He was a champion Parcheesi player, and an avid sports spectator. He was a big fan of NASCAR, the Phillies, and Eagles, and enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War. He worked as a truck driver, from the early age of 16, for DE-PEN-Line, formerly Ephrata Motors, having retired in 1992.

Robert is survived by six children: Lon, husband of Joanne (Brady) Brumbach, of Manheim; Roberta, wife of Galen Weaver, of Stevens; Brent Brumbach of Akron; Loren, wife of Merv Moshier, of Denver; Holly Brumbach, partner of Jim Kohler, of Schoeneck; and Kerri Tomlinson of Ephrata; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a sister: Evelyn, wife of Perry Hackman, of Lititz.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers: LeRoy Reitz, Irvin Brumbach, and Elmer Brumbach.

Services were held July 16 at Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, Denver, with Pastor Richard Cook officiating. Interment was in the Hammer Creek Mennonite Cemetery.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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