Jeanne Mickey Brubaker, Class of 1942

Posted Feb 16, 2022

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Jeanne Mickey Brubaker ’42 died Sept. 7, 2021. She was born in Latrobe, PA to the late Joseph Mickey and Hattie Weimer. She attended Otterbein College where she was involved in the Epsilon Kappa Tau (Arbutus) sorority, and graduated with a degree in teaching. She taught Spanish in the Avonworth School District, near Pittsburgh, PA, for many years. She was a dedicated teacher and an avid sports fan. She met her late husband, Ray, “Bru” Brubaker ‘42, while at Otterbein College. After moving to Avalon, PA, Jeanne got a job teaching Spanish at Avonworth until she retired in 1985.

Jeanne and Bru loved family get togethers at holidays and special occasions. They vacationed at the shore in Seaside Heights, NJ for many years joining her sisters and their families. They had a love for travel and saw most of the United States along with several countries overseas. Sunday car rides were also a family tradition when the children were younger. Jeanne took up golf later in life and had fun playing with family and friends on some of their trips. She and Bru joined the Lakes Club in Sun City where they made many friends and joined their golf group. Jeanne volunteered for more than 30 years at Boswell Hospital as a telephone reassurance operator and waiting room hostess.

Along with her parents and husband, Jeanne was preceded in death by a son, Rick; brothers and sisters; Ethel, Florence, George, Sara Mae ’27, Joseph Clark Jr, Enid ’31, Gladys, Walter ’36 and Wesley. She is survived by her son Jim (Linda ’69), and their sons: Brian (Alece); Matt (Heather); and great grandchildren, Siri and Will.