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Edna Campbell Bruhin
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Birth: May 3, 1917
Atlantic City
Atlantic County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Aug. 19, 2011
Chadds Ford
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA

Edna Campbell Bruhin of Chadds Ford Edna Campbell Bruhin, 94, of Chadds Ford passed away on August 19, 2011 at Brinton Manor in Glen Mills. Born in Atlantic City, N. J., she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Anna Campbell (nee O'Toole) and lived her early life in Ridley Park and Collingdale, Pa. She was married to her sweetheart, Alfred C. Bruhin for 56 years until his death in 1994. Edna and Alfred moved from Ridley Park to Chadds Ford in the mid 1950s to a rural property she named Pennsaxum where raising her five children family and enjoying her horses were her delight. Four generations would come to live at Pennsaxum. She was one of the original parishioners of St. Cornelius Parish in Chadds Ford and was a founding member of the Chadds Ford Area Woman's Club. Edna was particularly interested in poetry and composed many poems herself. These poems eloquently described her feelings for her children, her marriage and her faith. In 2009 at age 91, she was captured on video, at the opening of the The Inishlacken Project: The Last Parish at the Redhouse Art Gallery in Syracuse N.Y., reading a poem her mother Anna had written as a young woman, a reflection on leaving her island home in County Galway, Ireland. In 2000, Edna visited the island of Inishlacken and, at the time, met members of her Irish family. Edna enjoyed painting and was active in the community, particularly with her children's, grandchildren's and great grandchildren's busy lives and activities. She loved entertaining and celebrating holidays with her family. Always adventuresome she twice drove across the USA with her children, once in 1949 and again in 1975. After her husband retired, the couple participated in several cultural resource surveys for MAAR Associates, which resulted in the nomination of Marvin Gardens and Port Republic, New Jersey to the National register of Historic Places. Edna is survived by her five children, Alfred Bruhin Jr. (Patricia) of Connecticut and Florida, David Bruhin (Carol) of Swarthmore, MaryAnna Ralph (George) who still live at Pennsaxum, Robert Bruhin (Karen) of Philadelphia, and Barbara Kenney (Daniel) of Guelph, Ontario. She is also survived by her brother Clarence Campbell of West Chester. In addition, Edna is survived by 16 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, her cousin Dorothy Hisler and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends will be received for visitation from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. on Friday August 26th at St. Cornelius Catholic Church, 160 Ridge Road, Chadds Ford, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment will in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Kennett Square. Memorial contributions may be made to the Catholic Charities Appeal, 222 North 17th Street, 7th Floor, Philadelphia, PA, 19103, or a charity of choice Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA

Published in The Daily Local on August 23, 2011
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  Alfred C Bruhin (1916 - 1994)
  Alred C. Bruhin (1915 - 1994)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Patrick Church Cemetery
Kennett Square
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Jeff Pincin Sr.
Record added: Aug 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75341206
Edna <i>Campbell</i> Bruhin
Added by: Jeff Pincin Sr.
Edna <i>Campbell</i> Bruhin
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