April 24, 1921 ~ June 9, 2003
Born in Los Angeles on April 24, 1921, he passed away on Monday, June 9, 2003 in a Torrance hospital. He was a 40 year resident of Torrance. Ralph worked for Pacific Telephone for 42 years and served in the Navy during World War II. He is survived by his loving family: Wife, Patricia Brubaker of Torrance; sons, John Brubaker of Lomita, Richard Brubaker of Torrance; half-brother Curtis Brubaker of Los Angeles and Step-mother Bernice Brubaker; niece, nephew and cousins. In retirement he volunteered with the 1984 Olympics, Telephone Pioneers and Meals on Wheels. Ralph enjoyed reading, travel, playing the organ and his computer. He will be remembered for his love of his family and many friends and his goal to bring laughter into our lives. Memorial service Friday, June 20, 2003 at 2:00pm at the White & Day Colonial Mortuary in Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to a charity of your choice.
I never worked in the same unit with Ralph, but did know him and enjoyed the pleasure of knowing him. With his desire to make those around him happy, made him a wonderful human being and I know his memories will be felt by many for years to come, God Bless Him. My sincere feelings to his family. Bob Gillum PT&T/AT&T (retired)
Ralph was an inspiration and mentor to me when I came into the Marketing Dep\’t. in 1967. I always looked up to him as a true professional and a sincere caring individual. I will miss him and his sense of humor, but his memory will always be with me. A truely great man and friend. Don Holtz
When first introduced to Ralph in the 60s, I was struck by his wonderful smile, his hearty laugh, his endless supply of silly jokes and his genuine enjoyment of company …as well as his delight in being an effusive and generous host. Through the years of knowing him and his delightful family, I came to appreciate what a clever and talented man he was and how he never tired of projects around his home or of his clear enjoyment of playing the organ for our entertainment and pleasure. His was one of the most unique of families and I shall treasure the memory of how he sailed seemingly so happily throughout his life. Lee Brubaker
Ralph Brubaker was a great member of the Brubaker Family. His humor, his contributions to the occasional dinner conversation, his smile and kindness. Things that make a man great and appreciated. He will not be forgotten.
Dear Pat and Family, I was so saddened to hear of Ralph\’s passing. He was such a sweet man and always so willing to help when our PEO Chapter came to your home for meetings. I know you wil miss him terribly, but the many happy memories of him will help to sustain you. Many God be with all of you at this difficult time. Lovingly, Marian Buck
Some of my fondest memories are of the family gatherings at Ralph and Pat\’s on Christmas Eve and, among those, of Uncle Ralph merrily playing the organ. I recall, in my younger years, how he\’d eye me warily when I crept up to the instrument myself to poke curiously at the keys. Ralph\’s humor will be missed most of all, I think…I\’ll never forget his “lesser of two weevils” joke, which I must have heard at least a dozen times by now. ;} Holidays simply won\’t be the same without his wit and smile, but I\’m certain he\’ll always be with us in spirit.