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David Joseph Brobst, Sr.  

David Joseph Brobst, Sr.

August 17, 1949 – October 2, 2015

David Joseph Brobst, Sr., age 66, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by his family on Friday, October 2, 2015.

Born in Pottsville, PA on August 17, 1949, David was a son of the late Fritz Brobst and Dolores (Gilgore) Brobst. He made his career as a receiving and shipping manager at several Delaware-based Acme stores, retiring after 36 years of dedicated service.

David was a longtime member of New Castle Moose Lodge #1578 and VFW Post #475, Newark. In his leisure time, he was an avid pool and darts player and looked forward to cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles each season. He was a talented carpenter and woodworker who enjoyed creating hand-crafted furniture. Above all else, David was a devoted and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather who adored spending time with his loved ones.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Janet P. (Robinson) Brobst; children, Wendi R. Bader (John) of Elkton, MD, David J. Brobst, Jr. (Trisha) of Newark and M. Eric Brobst (Ann) of Townsend; siblings, Stephen Brobst of Claymont, Gary Brobst of Wilmington, Billy Brobst of PA and Barbara Starinsky of Pottsville, PA; grandchildren, Lindsay and Elise Bader, Nicholas Godwin and Trevor, Breanna and Courtney Brobst; and great granddaughter, Emeline Zebley.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Friday morning, October 9, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in David’s memory may be made to Companimals Pet Rescue, 1499 Flint Hill Rd., Landenberg, PA 19350.

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  1. Joanne and Bill Thomas, October 3, 2015

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
    He was a fun person to work with at the Acme.

  2. Gemma Lowery & family, October 3, 2015

    Ann we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you, Eric & the family.

  3. Jim and Jane Kolasinski, October 4, 2015

    Our thoughts and prayers to the Brobst family .

  4. Kaye Smith, October 4, 2015

    Janet & family So sorry to hear about Dave he was such a sweet guy. Janet i know how hard this is for you. He was so lucky to have a wife who took good care of him.

  5. chris pollinger, October 5, 2015

    Janet, My prayers are with you & your family at this time. Dave was a great guy, always had a smile. I will keep you in my thoughts.

    Chris Pollinger

  6. Mike and Debbie DePrisco, October 8, 2015

    Janet so sorry for yours and the family’s loss. Dave was a great guy and a lucky man to have you as his
    Partner. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and our family.

  7. John Donahue, October 9, 2015

    I had the pleasure of working with Dave and his brother Gary many years ago. Dave always had that trademark smile on his face. The picture of Dave is exactly how I remember him. RIP my friend.
    Janet I am very sorry for your loss. You are a patient , kind , loving human being and a wonderful wife.
    God Bless.

  8. Patice McMinds-Hopper, October 9, 2015

    Janet I am so sorry for your loss. I’m very sorry we were not home to come to the funeral. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You are a wonderful, amazing women. I’m sure Dave knew how lucky he was to have you. You were both blessed with a strong, enduring love. You were always the “cute” couple. Please get in touch with me. I would love to meet for lunch. Much love and prayers to all of you. Patty

  9. New Castle Moose #1578, October 23, 2015

    The members of the New Castle Moose Lodge #1578 extend our deepest condolences and sincerest sympathies to the family.


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