C. DANIEL BRUBAKER, 74, of 317 Greenview Drive, Lancaster,
Pennsylvania, died March 15 after a six-month battle with
Brubaker worked a number of years as a carpenter and then as a
product test technician in forage equipment for the former Sperry
New Holland. He was shop foreman at Kinzer Equipment for several
years, and then held a similar position at Stauffer Machine Shop,
where he built six weight-transfer machines for East Coast tractor
Brubaker then was a maintenance supervisor for Organic Plant
Food Co., worked in plant maintenance at Penn Dairies for six
years, and was self-employed for 10 years as a machine shop
He was a 1944 graduate of Penn Manor High School.
Brubaker helped to start tractor pulling on the East Coast, and
in 1976 took a weight-transfer sled to Holland for the first pull
in that country during the World Plowing Contest.
He served on the board of Southeastern Tractor Pullers
Association and in the early years built a small weight-transfer
machine for garden tractors.
Brubaker joined the Rough & Tumble Engineers in 1962, was
elected to its board of directors in 1966, and served as president
from 1967 to 1976. In that capacity, he was instrumental in
purchasing land for expansion and promoting building projects. He
was a lifetime member of the Rough & Tumble Engineers &
He was an avid engine collector.
Born in Manor Township, he was the son of the late Abram H. and
Kathryn Good Brubaker. He was married 24 years on May 16 to Ethel
M. Shearon Brubaker.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Joan; two
sons, Ronald D. and Gerald L.; a stepdaughter, Jo Ann Gillis; two
stepsons, James Abram and Thomas Abram; 14 grandchildren; two great
grandchildren; and a sister, Arlene Lawrence of Lancaster.