Timothy L. "The Big Man" Brumback|
(1957 - 2014)
LORAIN –Timothy L. "The Big Man" Brumback, age 56, of Lorain, went to be with his Lord on Saturday June 28th, 2014 following a lengthy illness. He was born in Lorain on November 25, 1957 and remained a life-long resident of the city. Tim attended Admiral King High School and graduated in 1976. He was a member of both the varsity football and wrestling teams there and earned letters in both sports. He was also active in the drama program at the school and served as a cast member in a host of the group's productions. He started the hunting and fishing club at Admiral King High School. Outside of the school, he was a member of the swim team at the Riviera Swim Club. He delivered papers for the Lorain Journal with his brothers and sisters, and used his earnings to buy music records that started his love of music.
Following his graduation, he went on to attend The Ohio State University where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Business. He subsequently received his Master's Degree in Education from Ashland University.
For the past quarter century Tim had been employed by the Lorain Board of Education as a teacher at Washington Avenue Elementary School; he was a long-time member of the Lorain Education Association. He was an amazing teacher, with a great love for his students. He also coached basketball at Washington Avenue Elementary School. Mr. Brumback enjoyed a diversity of interests. He was an ardent lover of music, and maintained a journal chronicling his attendance at 272 concerts including the Rolling Stones as well as countless other prominent rock performers. He was also an avid reader who enjoyed a special interest in biographies, history, and poetry. He was a gifted wordsmith, himself, and had compiled a collection of personal poems, thoughts, and reflections. In addition, he was a fan of the Cleveland Browns and Indians, as well as the Ohio State Buckeyes. He was an altar boy at St. Vincent de Paul in Elyria, Ohio. As an adult he played basketball in the Lakewood, Ohio, recreation league. He loved travel. He was particularly inspired by the story of the conversion of Paul the Apostle, when told to him by his mother, as a young child.
Tim is survived by his wife of twenty-two years Sharon K. (nee Skorvanek), by his son Dennis Hill, Jr. (Stephanie) of Mobile, Alabama, his daughter Amanda Skinner (David) of Akron, his mother Joan Brumback (nee Shuster) of Lorain, grandchildren Alexandria and Aaron, brothers Daniel Brumback (Elizabeth) of Boca Raton, Florida, and Neil Brumback of Lorain, and sisters Sandy Furterer, PhD (Daniel) of New Albany, Ohio and Kathy Bauman (Mike) of Bellbrook, Ohio. He also leaves a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Mr. Brumback was preceded in death by his father Melvin in 2005, by his brother Terrence in 1953, and by his beloved friend and pet German Shepherd Mojo.
Arrangements were made by the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave., Lorain. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 41295 North Ridge Rd., Elyria Township. Reverend Donald Dunson, pastor of the parish officiated. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are encouraged to Glenbeigh Hospital - 2863 State Route 45, Rock Creek, OH 44084.
To share your memories and condolences with Tim's family, please visit www.gluvna.net.
Published in The Morning Journal on July 20, 2014