CDR Harold "Dick" R. Brumage was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 09/03/2016 at the age of 73.1 from Prostate cancer
Edmond, OK
Date of Birth 07/24/1943
Served in the U.S. Navy
Served in Vietnam with HC-7 in 69-70
Call sign in Vietnam SEADEVIL
This information was provided by Ron Milam, Dan Arnes, Sammie Williams

More detail on this person: EDMOND Harold Richard "Dick" Brumage, a friend of God and all his children, passed away peacefully at his home in Edmond, OK on Sept. 3, 2016. Dick was born July 24, 1943, to Harold Clarence and Mary Helen Whalen Brumage in Clarksburg, WV. In 1961, Dick graduated from Notre Dame High School in Clarksburg, WV. He attended Fairmont State College, and after graduation, Dick joined the United States Navy in 1966 and received his Navy Wings of Gold at NAS Ellyson Field in Pensacola, FL in 1968. While serving in Pensacola, he obtained his M.B.A from the University of West Florida. Dick served in the Vietnam War as a helicopter pilot and returned to civilian life in 1976. He continued in the Navy Reserve until he retired in 1992. Dick also worked as a postal carrier for 10 years until his retirement in 2003. Dick attended St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, where he was a member of the choir and the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid West Virginia Mountaineers fan. Dick never met a stranger. He loved meeting new friends and always made people smile. He leaves behind several friends who were as close as family: Don Nowak, Reg Kennerty, Rose Mary Brumage, and Rex Shi and CiCi Tian. Dick's greatest love was his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Michele "Mickie" Brumage; daughter, Karen Townsend & her husband Doug, of Edmond; son, Richard Brumage & his wife Holly, of San Diego, CA; stepdaughter, Kathryn Rosenbach, of Edmond; stepson, Michael Rosenbach & his wife Lynette, of Parker, CO; stepdaughter, Amy Carson & her husband Matt, of Sacramento, CA; stepson, Brian & his wife Theresa, of Davis, CA; stepson, Raymond Rosenbach & his fiancee Doreen, of Colorado Springs, CO. Dick was so proud of his 16 grandkids, Travis, Matthew, and Brandon Townsend; Colin, Cadence, and Chase Brumage; Michael Rosenbach; Sami and Ben Rosenbach; Peyton and Brady Carson; Megan, Savannah, and Bella Rosenbach; and Justin and Kaylee Rosenbach. He is survived by one sister, Elizabeth "Liz" Tustin & her husband Glen, of Clarksburg, WV; one brother, William "Bill" Brumage & his wife Jacqueline "Jackie," of Bridgeport, WV; a special cousin, Julia Soja, of Parkersburg, WV; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert James "Bob" Brumage, of Clarksburg, WV; and his niece, Erin Whelan Brumage, of Bridgeport, WV. A Visitation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home, 601 S. Kelly Ave., Edmond, OK. A Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Edmond. Interment will follow at the Gracelawn Cemetery, Edmond, OK. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Dick Brumage to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church or MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Published in The Oklahoman on Sept. 6, 2016

Burial information: Gracelawn Cemetery, Edmond, OK

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