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Fred Brusco

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WOODLAND PARK - Fred A. Brusco, 82, of Woodland Park, died March 3, 2014.

Fred was born on Dec. 2, 1931 in Paterson, to the late Augustine and Edna (Schaeffer) Brusco. His father was the owner of Brusco Brothers' Ice Company in Woodland Park.

Fred served his country as a member of the U.S. Army from 1952-1954 earning two Bronze Stars, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal for his honorable service. He was also awarded the Passaic County Distinguished Military Service Medal.

He was a composition roofer with the Local Union #10 of Paterson. In his spare time, Fred was an avid hunter, a home vegetable gardener, a wine maker, a chicken fancier and a Beagle hound breeder.

Husband of the late Joann L. (Pasciolla) of 57 years. Father of Fred A. Brusco Jr., Jeffrey A. Brusco and his wife Kathleen, and Joan A. Bunda and her husband Peter. Grandfather of Michael Brusco, his fiancé Jaynie and her daughter Cheyann, Christine, Frank and Jeffrey Brusco and Jessica and Jennifer Bunda. He was predeceased by his sister Claire Scalzitti. He is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements: Santangelo Funeral Home, Woodland Park.


Published in The Record/Herald News on Mar. 11, 2014
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