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Alan Bruens

Alan Raymond Bruens

Friday, August 10th, 1945 - Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
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Vernon Twp., NJ: Alan Raymond Bruens, 73 years old, died from complications following a traumatic brain injury on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Morristown Medical Center. Born to Albert J. and Anne R. Bruens in New York City, NY, he had lived in Wayne, NJ before moving to Vernon Twp., NJ 20 years ago.

Alan earned his BA from Marist College, whereupon he travelled to Japan and taught at an international high school for several years. After receiving his Real Estate License he worked for many different agencies including Coldwell banker, Better Homes, Stepping Stone and New Jersey Referral Association before becoming a teacher of Real estate at Rand Academy in Fort Lee, NJ where he taught before retiring in 2018. Alan loved to travel in his younger years and enjoyed reading. Alan was best known for always being barefoot.

Alan is the beloved husband for 36 years of Pauline Bruens (nee Warn) of Vernon Twp., NJ. Devoted father of Lauren Guss and her husband, Chet of Denville, NJ and Michael Bruens and his wife, Holly of South River, NJ. Loving grandfather of Kaylie and Aiden Guss.

The family will receive their friends for a Celebration of Life at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 2-4 PM. Cremation was private. Memorial gifts to Atlantic Healthcare Home Care and Hospice, 465 South Street, Suite 100, Morristown, NJ 07960 would be appreciated.
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    Sunday, April 28th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, April 28th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Ferguson - Vernon Funeral Home
    241 Route 94
    VERNON, NJ 07462
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    Celebration of Life Visitation


Donations are being accepted for: Atlantic Healthcare Home Care & Hospice.


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Edmund P. Riely Jr.

Posted at 10:08am
To my best friend from our childhood in Croton-on-Hudson: Your death is as heart wrenching to me now as the day you moved away from Van Wyck Street at nine years old. You were my best friend who lived across the street and you were and are irreplaceable. You were the confidant one could talk to anytime, any year, for hours at a time, even though the conversations were separated by months at a time. I regret the many adventures we'll never know. I will pray for your great soul in the hope that we will meet again and you can tell me about your final trip, bare footed.

Goldie Sommer

Posted at 10:06am
My sincere condolences to your family. I've known Alan for many years and loved to listen to stories of his travel adventures, especially his trip to Easter island. He was so pleasant to talk to and I will miss him and our conversations.

Gloria Williams

Posted at 10:08am
Pauline, Needless to say I was shocked when I heard this news. I had no idea he had been ill for some time. As your daughter said, he was "interesting" and I've always enjoyed the few conversations I've had with him. I hope to attend the viewing. May he RIP. And please accept my deepest condolences. Love, Gloria

Everett and Jessi Paladini

Posted at 09:46pm
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of our friend of 46 years. It truly grieves us to hear this and to know we did not have one more chance to speak with him. Our prayers go out to his family. As Pauline said—until the resurrection when we meet again, Alan!

Everett and Jessi Pladini

Pauline Bruens

Posted at 02:37pm
For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health. We really were through it all. Rest in peace until the resurrection. With love, Pauline

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