David Brutscher

Obituary of David W. Brutscher

David W. Brutscher, 94, of Jacksonville, FL, formerly of Latrobe, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2021 in the Community Hospice Center for Caring at Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville. He was born April 12, 1927 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Michael and Margaret (Beilstein) Brutscher. David was a veteran of World War II having served in the US Navy as a radio crewman on a Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bomber. He had a lifelong love for aviation and was proud to have witnessed the first Blue Angels appearance at the Latrobe Airshow. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the US Postal service. He was a member of the Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church in Jacksonville and a former member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Latrobe for 30 years where he was active with the senior citizens and volunteered at the Shepherd Shop. He also volunteered at the Ligonier Library. In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth M. (Kreeger) Brutscher in 2012, and three half-brothers: Henry, Michael, and Thomas Brutscher. He is survived by two children: Pamela Jo Huber (Larry Alcorn) of Lake City, FL, and Paul David Brutscher (Crystal) of Waverly, NY; a grandson, Joshua P. Brutscher (Catie LeFevre); two step grandchildren: Jeremey Alcorn (Adriana), and Luke Alcorn (Anna Koopman); and two step great grandchildren, Emma and Ronan Alcorn. Friends will be received Monday, July 19th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM in the Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc., 1500 Ligonier St. Latrobe. Military services accorded by the Latrobe Derry Veterans Honor Guard will be held at 9:15 AM Tuesday, July 20th in the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Tuesday in the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church with the church pastors officiating. Interment will be in Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 331 Weldon St. Latrobe, PA 15650, or to the Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church and School, 7860 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32256.
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Monday
19
July

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday, July 19, 2021
Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc.
1500 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
Monday
19
July

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, July 19, 2021
Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc.
1500 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
Tuesday
20
July

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
331 Weldon Street
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
724-537-4450
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