Brubaker, Roger

Written by David Green.

Roger E. Brubaker, 62, of Fayette, Ohio died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007, at his home.

He was born July 31, 1944, in Napoleon, Ohio, to Lester E. and Naomi (Elarton) Brubaker and they both survive. He married Diane Snyder on March 31, 1978, in Delta, Ohio and she survives.

Roger retired from the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department in 2005, with more than 10 years of service and was previously the Chief of Police in Fayette for more than 18 years.

He graduated from Napoleon High School in 1962. He is a past Commander of Wauseon American Legion Post #265, a past member of Fayette Village Council and Gorham-Fayette Board of Education, a member of Fulton County Honor Guard, Wauseon V.F.W. Post #7424, AMVET Post #1313, Wauseon Masonic Lodge #349, Wauseon F.O.P. #135, Moose Lodge #788 and F.O.E. in Delta, Ohio. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.

Surviving Roger besides his wife, Diane, of Fayette are his parents, Lester and Naomi Brubaker of Napoleon, Ohio; two daughters, JoLynn (and Jack) Curtis of Bryan, Ohio, and Debbie Bliss and Jerry Garza of Archbold, Ohio; four sons, Scott (and Lea) Brubaker and Robert (and Peggy) Brubaker, all of Fayette; David (and Chris) Brubaker of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Marc Brubaker and Nikki Hudik of Lyons, Ohio; two brothers, Robert (and Phyllis) Brubaker and Terry (and Sharon) Brubaker all of Napoleon; 15 grandchildren and one great grandson, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are planned at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette with Pastor Tom Bates officiating.

Military interment by the Fulton County Honor Guard will follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Napoleon, Ohio.

Visitation is planned Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from noon until 8 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. Tuesday  at Eagle Funeral Home.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may make memorial contributions to Hospice of Fulton and Williams Counties or the American Cancer Society.

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