The Berks-Mont News (

Pa. senator's son found dead of apparent overdose

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

LANCASTER — Ryan Brubaker, the 21-year-old son of PA state Sen. Michael Brubaker (R – 36) was found dead in his home early on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, an apparent victim of a drug overdose.
According to (, Lancaster County Coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni has deemed the death an accident.
Ryan Brubaker had been facing a series of drug-related charges at the time of his death, including an incident involving an overdose death of another young man who police said had traded prescription drugs with Brubaker.
A toxicology report is forthcoming.