Bruce Lee Brumbaugh, 85
June 14, 2021
Bruce Lee Brumbaugh of Lititz, PA, beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 14, 2021 after a brief illness. He was 85 years old.
Born to Isaac and Bertha Brumbaugh on November 2, 1935, Bruce was born in Baltimore, MD and grew up in Clayton, Missouri along with his older brother Vernon. Some of his favorite childhood memories involve taking the train to visit his cousin’s at the family farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. After graduating from Clayton High School, Bruce served our country in the United States Army. After his duty, Bruce followed his passion of studying Economics at Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. He found fun and brotherhood by joining the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.
Post graduate school, Bruce had a successful career with May Company in merchandising and economic studies identifying future department store locations. He later joined the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. where he had a successful career as a Supervisory Financial Analyst. Bruce was a resourceful man with an inquisitive mind. Leaving no stone unturned, he was the one you went to when an investigation was needed. Besides working tirelessly on a Supreme Court case, another case had the Canadian government enlisting his help to make an arrest in a criminal banking scheme which spanned our borders. His efforts were celebrated afterwards as a guest of honor at the Canadian Embassy. His retirement was celebrated after 28 years of service in 1998.
Bruce was a lifelong student of the Civil War. He was proud of his family connection with the Gettysburg Battlefield. His grandmother was Anna Sherfy Brumbaugh of the famous Sherfy Farm and Peach Orchard.
Above his career, Bruce was most proud of his family. In 1964, Bruce married Charlene M. Boster of St. Louis. In 1968, they moved to Maryland and eventually settled in Potomac, where they enjoyed many friendships and raised their children, Mary Ann and Bruce Blake. In 2004, Bruce and Charlene moved to Lititz, PA where they have resided since. Beginning in 2003, Bruce was blessed with three granddaughters, Katherine, Lauren and Samantha Prouty. Bruce is survived by his wife, Charlene (Lititz, PA) and his children: Mary Ann Prouty of Harvard, MA and Bruce Blake Brumbaugh and his wife Thomasine Brumbaugh of Potomac, MD.
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Condolences to the Family
June 28, 2021
Dear Bruce and family,
My sincerest condolences to you during this difficult period. I am thinking of you at this time of loss.
June 26, 2021
I am saddened to read Bruce’s obituary. I worked with and vanpooled with Bruce at the Federal Reserve Board for several years before his retirement. He was a wonderful man with a quick laugh and a loving heart. I’m sorry for your loss.
June 25, 2021
We are hppy to have known Bruce and he will be remembered for all his kindness, thoughtfullness, and interesting conversations. Warm regards to all the family and many loving memories to relive.
Roger & Barbara Wiseman
June 24, 2021
We were saddend to hear of the loss of Bruce Brumbaugh. Bruce worked very hard at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, and he had outstanding analytical skills in working on the Bank Holding Company applications that he worked to completion. Bruce and I worked on an application that was altimately decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. We were very proud to provide the analytical support to address the regulatory factors. Bruce loved his family over the some 40 years that we all worked together. He treasured Charlene and their children, Mary Ann and Blake, along with their grandchildren. We wish you peace in the coming days and live with your memories… Love from The Raymond’s
June 23, 2021
Dear Charlene and Family, my deepest condolences. I shall miss him. I used to work with him in BS&R. My . He was always working on something. He used to say, that he was going to stop by my place in Huntingtown. My prayers are with you and your family. May God give you strengh in this time of sorrow. Love, Elizabeth G.
June 23, 2021
Dear Bruce and the Brumbaugh Family, I wish you peace during this time of your family loss. May the support of loving family and friends keep you uplifted during this time.
Warmly, Cathi Jack
June 21, 2021
Charlene, so sorry to learn about the death of Bruce. I’ll never forget you two as such wonderful neighbors in Potomac. My deepest sympathy to you and the family.
June 21, 2021
Fond memories of Bruce and the family when at Potomac Presbyterian Church in Maryland. Deepest sympathy. Joyce and Ben Jenkins
June 21, 2021
So sorry for your loss. You and Bruce were great neighbors and Bruce did a lot for Farmington Way.
June 19, 2021
We are so very sorry for your loss and wish you peace in the wonderful memories you made together. Our hearts are with you all. ~The Trevisan Family
June 18, 2021
We so enjoyed our times with you and Bruce at N & N activities. Condolences from the Club.