Etta B. Brubaker Holsinger, 88, of
Ephrata, PA and formerly of Brunnerville and Schoeneck, PA, passed away on
Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Ephrata Manor.
Etta was born in West Cocalico Township
on April 22, 1930, daughter of the late Albert S. and Ada E. (Bollinger)
She was a lifelong member of Mellingers
Lutheran Church in Schoeneck where she had been a member of the choir and
taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.
Etta worked as a seamstress for a number
of local sewing factories and the clothing store at the former Doneckers of
Ephrata. After her retirement in 1992, Etta
was still always glad to provide at-home clothing alterations to friends and
She was also a former member of the
Baron Stiegel Lioness Club and hospital volunteer at UPMC Pinnacle Lititz.
Etta is survived by her husband, Jacob
E. Holsinger; daughter, Anita K. wife of Arsenio Soto of Ephrata, PA; three
sons: Randall D. Brubaker, husband of Martha, of Ephrata, PA, Sheldon M.
Brubaker, husband of Sheila, of Ephrata, PA, and Scott V. Brubaker, husband of
Jennifer, of Lititz, PA; five grandchildren: Kendra, Kristi, Alicia, Vincent,
and Abigail; six great-grandchildren: Cole, Sydney, Hayden, Piper, Caleb, and
John; two step-sons: Lowell Holsinger, husband of Linda, of Lititz, PA and Robert
Holsinger of Florida; four step-grandchildren: David, Ann, Stephanie, and Dale;
three step-great-grandchildren: Benjamin, Kathryn, and Erin; and one brother,
William Walters, husband of Edith, of Denver, PA.
In addition to her parents, Etta was
preceded in death by her first husband, Vincent C. Brubaker; a son, Robin C.
Brubaker; six sisters: Elva, Ruth, Vera, Cora, Anna, and Myra; and one brother,
Friends will be received from 6 to 8
p.m. on Monday, February 18th at Gravenor Home For Funerals, 100 W.
Main St., Ephrata, PA 17522 and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 19th
at Mellingers Lutheran Church, 80 Gockley Rd., Stevens (Schoeneck), PA 17578. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on
Tuesday at Mellingers and will be officiated by the Rev. Timothy L.
Craven. Place of interment will be Mellinger's
Union Cemetery, across from the church on Gockley Road.
In lieu of flowers, please consider
donations in Etta's memory to Mellingers Lutheran Church at the above address.