Edward Joseph Brobst Sr.


Edward Joseph Brobst Sr., 91, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Thursday afternoon, Sept. 28, 2017, at Nella’s Inc., under the care of West Virginia Caring.

He was born Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1926, at Patterson, New Jersey, a son of the late Robert Francis and Mary Schnider Brobst.

On Feb. 15, 1949 at Patterson, New Jersey, he was married to Claire Elizabeth Audenaert, who preceded him in death.

Surviving are three sons, Edward Joseph Brobst Jr. and wife, Anne, of Parsons, Paul Joseph Brobst and wife, Fan Zi, of Renton, Washington, and David Wayne Brobst and wife, Teresa, of Parsons; one daughter, Sharon Ann Lipscomb and husband, Arnold, of Parsons; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several adopted children and grandchildren.

He is the last surviving member of his immediate family having been preceded in death by four brothers, Jerome “Buddy” Hoffman, Robert “Bob” Brobst, Stanley “Stan” Gorski and Vincent “Vinny” Gorski; and two sisters, Mary Moore and an infant, Karen.

He attended the schools of Patterson, New Jersey. He was a 20-plus year veteran of the arm services, serving the United States Air Force, during World War II, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. He lived in Toms River and Brick, New Jersey, and Phoenix, Arizona, after his retirement.

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. A private family graveside service will be conducted at the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens at Mt. Clare on Thursday at 10:30 a.m., where the Wright Patterson Air Force Honor Guard and the Harrison County Honor Guard will conduct full military honors. The Rev. Father Timothy Grassi will officiate, and interment will follow.

The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Edward Joseph Brobst Sr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.