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James Bruckart

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James Bruckart Obituary
Rev. James Bruckart
Rev. James O. Bruckart of The Evergreens, Moorestown, NJ, age 87 years passed away June 19, 2013 at Virtua Hospital, Mount Holly. Rev. Bruckart was a native of Lancaster, PA and a graduate of Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary, Bethelehem, PA. He was ordained a deacon of the Moravian Church on September 11, 1949 and consecrated a presbyter on September 6, 1955. He was married to Thelma Landis who served with him at Moravian Churches in Reading, 1949-1955; Riverside, NJ, 1955-1965; Calvary, Allentown, 1965-1970; College Hill, Bethlehem, 1970-1975 and Ghadenhutten, OH, 1975-1981. Thelma Bruckart entered the more immediate presence to be with her Lord in 1980. Rev. Bruckart served his last pastorate at Battlehill, Union, NJ 1981-1988 during this time he married Colleen J Workman. Rev. Bruckart served the Moravian Church in a number of other areas, - recording secretary of a number of Districts and Provincial Synods, the District Christian Education Commission, Director of Conferences at Camp Hope, NJ and in Ohio. Rev. Bruckart was a member of Beverly-Riverside Masonic Lodge #107 F & AM, Riverside. He also was a very active member of the Rotary International for many years and the Cinnaminson Community Chorus. All his life Jim was a very active member with many Church Choirs. Survivors: Beloved husband of Colleen J. ( Nee Workan) of 32 years, Dear Father of Karen B. Naisby and husband Henry (Hank) of Coopersburg, Pa and Rev. Richard L. Bruckart and wife Jill of Riverside; devoted grandfather of Brian Naisby, Timothy Naisby, Rachel Bailey and husband Joshua and Allison Lauderman and husband Brian; great-grandfather of Daniel Bailey; and brother of Mary Lilly. Services: Relatives and friends of Rev. Bruckarts family are invited to his viewing and visitation 3-5 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the First Moravian Church, Corner of Bridgeboro and Washington Sts., Riverside where his Funeral Service will be held at 5 p.m. with his son Rev Richard Bruckart Officiating. There will be a light supper immediately following at Hahle Hall. Family and friends will gather 9:30 a.m. Monday morning at The First Moravian Church and then proceed to Lakeview Memorial Park, Route 130 N, Cinnaminson for a graveside service and burial at 10 a.m. Arrangements by The Lankenau Funeral Home, 303-305 Bridgeboro St., Riverside. Contributions: In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Moravian Church, PO Box 214, Riverside 08075.
Published in Morning Call on June 21, 2013
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