Robert Brubaker Obituary

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Robert Paul Brubaker

October 6, 1934 - July 6, 2014
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Robert Paul Brubaker, 79, died in his home on St. Simons Island Sunday July 6, 2014 in the arms of his wife, Carol Brubaker, following a lengthy illness. Robert was born in Sturgess, Michigan on October 6, 1934 to his father, Leland Brubaker, and his mother, Ruth Brubaker. He had one brother, Richard Lee Brubaker, and a sister, Mary Ruth Wilsted. Mr. Brubaker attended Michigan State University, graduating in 1957 with a B.A. in Economics, and remained an avid fan of the Spartans throughout his life. Following his graduation, he served his country as a U.S. Air Force Pilot from 1956 to 1959. Mr. Brubaker began his career in the food...
Robert Paul Brubaker, 79, died in his home on St. Simons Island Sunday July 6, 2014 in the arms of his wife, Carol Brubaker, following a lengthy illness.
Robert was born in Sturgess, Michigan on October 6, 1934 to his father, Leland Brubaker, and his mother, Ruth Brubaker. He had one brother, Richard Lee Brubaker, and a sister, Mary Ruth Wilsted. Mr. Brubaker attended Michigan State University, graduating in 1957 with a B.A. in Economics, and remained an avid fan of the Spartans throughout his life. Following his graduation, he served his country as a U.S. Air Force Pilot from 1956 to 1959. Mr. Brubaker began his career in the food industry at General Foods Corporation in White Plains, New York. Mr. Brubaker moved to Glynn County in 1967 with King and Prince Seafood Corporation as Vice-President of Marketing. He rose through the ranks of the company, obtaining the position of Director in 1971, followed by President in 1980, and then C.E.O. and Chairman of the board in 1995. Mr. Brubaker retired from the company in 2004 to spend time with his family and enjoy his hobbies and traveling. Mr. Brubaker was a member of numerous seafood trade groups and civil organizations. From 1979 to 1983 he served as President and Chairman of the National Shrimp Breaders and Processors Association; from 1981 to 1992 he was involved with the National Fisheries Institute where he served as Chairman. He served as chairman of the American Frozen Foods Institute from 2002 to 2004. Mr. Brubaker severed on the Board of Directors of United Way, the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce, the Boys Club of Glynn, the Boy Scouts of America, the Salvation Army. He was a Director of the James D. Compton Enterprise Foundation, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and a founding Chairman of Drugs Don't Work in Glynn County. At the time of his passing, Mr. Brubaker was a member of St. Marks Episcopal Church in Brunswick, Georgia.
Mr. Brubaker lived his life to the fullest. An avid sportsman, he was a proficient player of golf, tennis, and football in addition to being a fan of most sports. He loved traveling and visited a great variety of countries and cultures throughout his life. Mr. Brubaker is survived by his wife, Carol Cowart Brubaker, his three children, Susan Roquemore, Beverly Wade, and Thomas Brubaker, and his step-daughter, Katherine Henson. The memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, July 12, 2014 in Brunswick, Georgia at St. Mark's Episcopal church with lunch to follow at Ocean Forest Sea Island.He will be deeply missed and forever loved.

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"My thoughts and prayers are with the Brubakers. Mr. Brubaker was a very sweet person. I knew him and his family while growing up in Devonwood." Margy Jones Wagner (St. Simons Island,, GA)

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