Lawrence BrubachParks supervisorA Mass of Christian burial...


July 08, 1992

Lawrence Brubach

Parks supervisor

A Mass of Christian burial for Lawrence J. Brubach, a retired maintenance supervisor in the Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks and a former tavern owner, will be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church in Ocean City.

Mr. Brubach, who was 79, died Monday of cancer at his home in Ocean City.

He retired from the Bureau of Parks about 20 years ago and moved to Ocean City.

From 1943 until 1968, he owned the Hamilton Tavern on Harford Road.

A native of Miltonsburg, Ohio, he graduated from high school in Woodsfield, Ohio. He moved to Baltimore in 1939 to work at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant, where he remained until 1943.

In Baltimore, he had been president of the Gibbons Club and a member of the Hamilton Business Mens' Association, the Hamilton Democratic Club and the Clifton Pleasure Club.

He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy P. Baker; a son, Jerry Brubach of Finksburg; two daughters, Rose Chester of Bel Air and Kris Gomez of West Chester, Pa.; two brothers, Albert Brubach of Bridgeport, Ohio, and Paul Brubach of Woodsfield; two sisters, Marie O'Connell and Lillie Calvert, both of Woodsfield; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Ernest L. Baum

Retired sales director

Services for Ernest L. Baum, retired sales director for Mash's Hams, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Second English Lutheran Church, Briarclift Road and Baltimore National Pike.

Mr. Baum, who was 81 and lived in Ellicott City, died Saturday of heart failure at St. Agnes Hospital.

He retired in 1980 after 19 years with Mash's. Earlier, he had worked since 1933 for Corkran Hill & Co., a meat company, where he was assistant sales manager.

Born in Lemoyne, Pa., he was a 1933 graduate of Gettysburg College. He served in the Army during World War II.

He was a member of the Washington lodge of the Masons and of the Catonsville lodge of the Elks. His first wife, the former Verna Fleager, died in 1976.

He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Donavin Birely; three stepdaughters, Virginia Helsel of Ellicott City, Sandra Persinger of Gaithersburg and Ann Birely of Westminster; a sister, Mary E. Baum of Kennett Square, Pa.; and two grandsons.

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