GASTONIA - Wayne Earl Bruder, 75, died suddenly Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia.
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He was a native of St. Louis, Mo., the son of the late Royston W. and Florence Battelle Bruder.
Wayne retired after 37 years as a corporate pilot/simulator instructor. He was a graduate of the St. Louis Institute of Music, with a degree in music education; music teacher; scuba diver/instructor; being an avid shooter was among his hobbies along with reading and music. He was also a member of the Mecklenburg County Wildlife Club.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Katherine Bruder of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Chris Pridnia of Gastonia; grandchildren, Connor Pridnia and Ellie Bruder; his former wife, June Hess of Gastonia.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, Gastonia.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gaston County Humane Society, P.O. Box 2334, Gastonia, NC 28053.
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Bruder family.
Condolence messages may be submitted online to www.mcleanfuneral.com.
McLean Funeral Directors
700 South New Hope Road
Gastonia, NC 28054
Published in Gaston Gazette from Mar. 25 to Mar. 26, 2013