Bruce D. Eymer, 82, of 245 Minard Run Road, Bradford, passed away on Wednesday (Sept. 18, 2013).
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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 he 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, long-time 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 and 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 1960s. 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, Colo. and Martha (Duane) Waldron of Livonia, N.Y.; one son, Douglas (Selene Carlo) Eymer of Cohasset, Mass.; seven grandchildren, Foster Eymer, Taggart Eymer, Hunter Noel, Addison Noel, Paige Waldron, Collin Waldron and Seth Waldron.
Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 33 South Ave., and again from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jeremy Childs, pastor, 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 St., Bradford, PA 16701.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
33 South Avenue Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Sept. 20 to Sept. 27, 2013