The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 900

Builder Identification

Massachusetts; Millersville, Pennsylvania, 1985 to at least 1990.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders,, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). —

    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.

    Sources:

    • Raymond J. Brunner.
    • Letter to David H. Fox.
    • Stephen Pinel. 

  • Note from Organ Database Builders editor Charles Eberline, November 11, 2017. —

    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.

    Source:

    • Ray Brunner, “Ruth Brunner,” The Tracker 48, no. 1 (Winter 2004): 30.
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Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Ruth E. Rissmiller Brunner.


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