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Bruce Fryer

January 19, 1929 - March 8, 2017

U.S. Veteran

Proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII and in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict


Service Date: March 24, 2017

In Lieu of Flowers: Wounded Warrior Project

Obituaries » Bruce Fryer

Bruce Fryer, Age 88, returned to the arms of our Lord on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

Mr. Fryer was born in Orange, New Jersey and spent his early years there. Bruce started working in April of 1948 for Automatic Switch Company of Florham Park in its machine shop. During his employment at ASCO, he worked in many capacities including, machinist, toolmaker, supervisor and manager. Bruce retired from ASCO after 38 years of employment in 1986 as Traffic & Packaging Manager.

He started to spend winters in Florida in the late 80’s, and in 2000 he moved to Lake Worth, Florida, where he met the love of his life, Debbie. In 2006 he moved to the Spruce Creek Golf and Country Club in Summerfield, Florida where he resided with his wife, Debbie.

Bruce was a member of the Masonic Fraternity for 55 years and a past Master of Livingston Lodge #11 F&AM, he served as Worshipful Master of West Orange Lodge #205 F&AM in 1969. Bruce was a member of the American Legion No. 347 in The Villages, Florida and was a Life Member of the Disabled Americans Veterans, Post No. 85 in Belleview, Florida.

He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII and in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Between those enlistments, he served for three years in the 21st Infantry Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in Dover, NJ.

Bruce was pre-deceased by his brothers Robert Charles Fryer and Richard Fryer.

Bruce is survived by his beloved wife, Deborah (nee Solana); his loving daughter, Jennifer Fryer and son, Charles Fryer, his sisters, Louise Johnson and June Herka, his cherished grandchildren: Jessica, Richard and Kristen Niederhaus; his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in New Jersey, Florida and Georgia.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service at 10:30 am on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Restland Memorial Park Chapel. 77 De Forest Ave., East Hanover. Interment of Cremains to follow. Visiting hours will be on Thursday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Par-Troy Funeral Home, 95 Parsippany Rd, Parsippany. (973) 887 – 3235 or In lieu of flowers please make donations in his memory to Wounded Warrior Project 370 7th Avenue (Suite 1802)New York, NY 10001 or ASPCA. Special Giving 520 8th Ave 7th Floor New York, NY 10018.