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Pauline Loomis Brunk

March 4, 1922 - April 10, 2021

Pauline Loomis Brunk, age 99, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 10, 2021.

Born in Hanover, PA, on March 4, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Carrie (Albright) Overmiller. Pauline moved to Elkton, MD, at the age of 5, and graduated from Elkton High School in 1939. She worked for various schools throughout Delaware, then retired in 1971 as an assistant cafeteria manager, to care for her mother. In her younger years, Pauline enjoyed bowling, and was active in the church choir at St. James Episcopal Church and All Saints Episcopal in Lakeland, FL. She was also a dedicated volunteer for Emily Bissell Hospital, and a longtime member of the Eastern Star. Following the passing of Mr. Loomis, Pauline met Eugene Brunk, and they moved to Michigan then Florida. After Eugene’s passing, she returned to Newark. She will always be remembered for the outpouring of love she bestowed upon her family and friends.

Pauline was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Ashby Loomis, Sr. and second husband, Eugene L. Brunk. She is survived by her children, Carolyn Loomis (Henry Saffer), Paul Loomis, Jr. (Barbara), and Charlene Loomis (Robert Lofland); 9 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 pm on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, followed by a funeral service at 12 pm. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Interment will be held privately in Elkton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pauline’s memory to Peniel United Methodist Church, 115 East Market Street, Newport, DE 19804.


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10 Condolences for Pauline Loomis Brunk

  • I will always remember your house with Mom Mom Carrie and Uncle Paul. Mom and others always talked so highly of you. You always loved unconditionally. ‘As long as you are remembered, You still exist: Even in death’ MY grandchildren know and love you as I do. 💜

  • My condolences to all who loved Pauline & who were loved by her. I am grateful I got to meet & hang out a bit with her during a couple of her California visits.

  • My condolences to the family of Pauline, from her family at Churchman Village. It was a joy to know you. Rest in Peace. We will remember you from our bingo games, tea parties, happy hour, etc. We loved the picture you took with Santa a few years ago. May your memory be a blessing to your loved ones. Susan Shertok

  • My heart out to all who knew Aunt Pauline. She was a lovely, strong woman who lived with grace and beauty. She always had a smile and loved to laugh. I will miss her greatly.

  • Long time friend of Pauline Brunk both in Altar Guild and The Red Hats at All Saints Episcopal Lakeland Fl. We share many memories
    Susan Patrick

  • Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her family and all who were lucky enough to know her. I will always remember what an incredible Mom she was….not only to her own children, but to all of us who showed up at the door. So caring and positive to each of us. Such wonderful and cherished memories! ❤️

  • My heart is heavy with the passing of your Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. As a neighbor for many years, my memories of a kind and gentle woman will be forever cherished. May her legacy and your memories give you comfort during this difficult time.

  • Aunt Pauline was always beautiful and she was such a good person.

  • Condolences to Carolyn and the family of Pauline Loomis Brunk. Although I didn’t know your mother,
    I am so sorry for your loss! May your
    faith sustain you during this difficult time!

  • So sorry for your loss…but what a wonderful life and family as a result.