Massachusetts; Millersville, Pennsylvania, 1985 to at least 1990.
Born July 21, 1958; wife of Raymond J. Brunner; attended Susquehanna University; with Andover Organ Co. of Massachusetts; with J. R. McFarland & Co. of Millersville, Pennsylvania; with R. J. Brunner & Co., c. 1985; active in 1990.
Ruth Brunner’s involvement with old pipe organs began with a summer job at the Andover Organ Co. while she was in college studying church music at Susquehanna University. After she graduated in 1982, she was employed by the J.R. McFarland Co. of Millersville, Pennsylvania. She married Raymond J. Brunner in 1984 and worked with him at R.J. Brunner & Co. in Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, from 1984 until her death, building and restoring organs and managing the firm’s service business and office tasks. Ruth Brunner died on November 6, 2003, after a two-and-one-half-year battle with breast cancer.
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