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Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel

3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Dayton, OH

OBITUARY

Richard Irvin Brubaker

January 11, 1934October 9, 2019

Brubaker, Richard “Dick”, retired USAF Lt. Col, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Dick was born in January 1934 in Philadelphia, to Lyda and Dallas Brubaker. He was Valedictorian of Media High School’s Class of 1951, then attended Gettysburg College, where he was in the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. At Gettysburg, he met Cynthia Garrow, whom he later married. Dick graduated in 1955 as a Distinguished ROTC graduate. He joined the United States Air Force and went to Pilot Training; he flew C-124 and C-141 planes for 12 years. He served in Vietnam, at Chu Lai Marine Air Base, in 1968-69, and received a Bronze Star for his service. Dick retired from the Air Force in 1975 and went to work as a Civil Service Contractor. Among his projects was equipping a new Air Force One during the GHW Bush Years. While in the Air Force and later in the Civil Service, he earned two Master’s Degrees and later a PhD in Public Administration. Dick was later employed by the State of Ohio, where he worked up until a month before his death. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Cynthia; four daughters; Patricia Zimmerman, Anne Varvel, Jill Brubaker and Jenny Wohleb. Four grandchildren: Andrew and Matthew Zimmerman; and Kristen Sanford and Kyle Bumgardner. He also has two great grand daughters, Lilly and Mackenzie Zimmerman. Dick was also active in Daedalians, Military Officers Association of America, and Aley United Methodist Church. He also volunteered at the Air Force Museum, where he accumulated 3,000 hours. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, October 14, 2019 at Aley United Methodist Church in Beavercreek. Visitation is from 5-6 PM with a service at 6:00 PM. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Air Force Museum Foundation, Daedalians Scholarship Fund, or Aley United Methodist Church. Arrangements in care of Tobias Funeral Home-Beavercreek Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

Services

14 October

Memorial Visitation

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Aley United Methodist Church

4143 Kemp Rd
Beavercreek, Ohio

14 October

Memorial Service

6:00 pm

Aley United Methodist Church

4143 Kemp Rd
Beavercreek, Ohio

Memories

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Richard Gardner

October 14, 2019

Dick Brubaker will be a pleasant memory for me with that stately countenance of his as well as the calm friendliness he shared with people. He and Cynthia were among the first people I had the pleasure of getting to know twenty-three years ago as a new volunteer with the National Museum of the USAF. He will be missed but not forgotten.

Ray & Marge Moorman

October 12, 2019

We have known Dick for many years with our association with the Air Force Museum and the Order of Daedalians. He was a true professional and gentleman at all of his work with everyone. He will be genuinely missed by all his pears. Having made his "last flight" will leave a void on the schedule.

Cindy Christian Rogers

October 12, 2019

Condolences from the Christian family—Cindy and Scott and their parents Dick and Jean. All of us wish you peace at this time of loss. So many years have passed since we lived down the street on Hunters Ridge Road, but we remember you now with caring thoughts and affection.

Alan Brubaker

October 12, 2019

This Grandson of Irvin Crawford Brubaker and I had many discussions about aircraft. A subject that was always brought up when we saw each other. I will miss his counterpoint on facebook.
Bon Voyage Dick.

rob tilley

October 12, 2019

I had the privilege of knowing both Cynthia and Dick from volunteering @ the NMUSAF. Dick was a true gentleman and a pleasure to work with. We compared active duty and civilian service stories but his stories were always better. I am honored to call Dick a friend.

Rob Tilley
Centerville OH

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