Rueben S. "Scott" Brouse, 74, of Lewisburg, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at the Watsontown Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born July 14, 1942, in Lewisburg, a son of the late Rueben Jr. and Mary Catherine (Crabbe) Brouse. On May 8, 1993, he married the former Carla Rebuck who survives. Together they celebrated 23 years of marriage.
Scott was a graduate of Lewisburg High School and served honorably in the Army.
Earlier in life, Scott worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and later retired from ConAgra Foods in 2002.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lewisburg, and a member of the Kratzer-Dull American Legion Post 182.
Having a passion for trains, Scott was an avid rail fanner. He was frequently seen along the side of the road snapping pictures and then racing to the next spot for another shot. He volunteered as an engineer and conductor on the West Shore Railroad. Scott served as past president of the Central Pennsylvania National Railroad Society, where he spent much of his time working on engines, doing track work, or anything that needed to be done. He also loved to plant a garden and make sauerkraut from the cabbage he raised.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Jeff Brouse and his wife, Krissy, of Danville, and Andrew Brouse and Caitlin, of Stanton, Va.; two daughters, Lori Gass and her husband Clyde II, of West Milton, and Heidi Suprenant and her husband Jim, of Chicago, Ill; one sister, Alice VanBuskirk and her husband, Terry, of Lewisburg; and five grandchildren, Tony, Tom, Clyde, Zachary and Sophie.
He was predeceased by one brother, Harold Edward Brouse.
Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Winfield Baptist Church, 330 Route 304, Winfield, followed by the funeral at noon with Pastor Corey Mitchell officiating.
Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Scott's memory be made to the Central PA Chapter NRHS, P.O. Box 145, White Deer, PA 17887.
The family is being assisted by the Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis streets, Lewisburg.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com.
Published on February 15, 2017