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Friday, September 20, 2013

Bruce Eymer

Bruce D. Eymer, 82, of 245 Minard Run Road, Bradford, passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.

Born May 21, 1931, in Lewis Run, he was the son of the late Cyril and Marion (Stevens) Eymer.

On June 19, 1954 in the First Baptist Church he married Constance (Howe) Eymer who survives.

Mr. Eymer was a 1950 graduate of Bradford High School. In 1954 he received his Bachelor's Degree from Lock Haven State College and in 1964 his Master's Degree from St. Bonaventure University. He had been employed by the Bradford Area School District from 1953 to 1991, where he taught history, but spent the majority of his career as a high school guidance counselor.

He served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957 and was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany for most of his military career.

He was an active member of the First Baptist Church, where over the years, he served as a deacon, longtime Sunday School Teacher, and on the Board of Trustees. He was a founding member of the Learned Friends of Education.

Mr. Eymer loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cutting firewood, tending to his gardens, berry patches and the Christmas tree farm. He and his wife Connie introduced the family to camping. They made several summer jaunts, including a cross-country trek in the late 1960's. Upon retirement, the couple traveled the world. Mr. Eymer was a "people person," who loved Bradford and reached out to help anyone that might need a hand. In his own words he was a "good cheap carpenter and a pretty decent painter".

Surviving in addition to his wife of 59 years, are two daughters, Jane (Christopher) Noel, of Greeley, CO, and Martha (Duane) Waldron, of Livonia, NY, one son, Douglas (Selene Carlo) Eymer, of Cohasset, MA, seven grandchildren, Foster Eymer, Taggart Eymer, Hunter Noel, Addison Noel, Paige Waldron, Collin Waldron and Seth Waldron.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday from 3 to 5pm and 7 to 9pm at the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 33 South Ave. and again on Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:00am at the First Baptist Church, where funeral services will be held at 11:00am with Pastor Jeremy Childs, officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Christian Education Program, 71 Congress Street, Bradford, PA 16701.

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