Bruce W. Bray Jr.
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AGE: 43 • Brick
Bruce W. Bray Jr., 43, of Brick, passed away Monday, June 13, 2011, at the Hartwyck at Oak Tree LTC in Edison. Born in Belleville, he lived in Toms River, Lakewood and most of his life in Brick. He was a 1986 graduate of Brick High School. He owned Bruce Bray Magic and has performed magic for over 35 years. He performed in many schools, birthday parties and entertained at family events throughout NJ. He was known as New Jersey's Premier Children's magician. He was a member of the KIDaborah Magicians of the U.S. and the KGB. One of his biggest thrills was to perform at the Easter Egg Roll at the White House, where he met President and Mrs. George W. Bush. His greatest love was to spend time in Mexico.
He was predeceased by his father, Bruce W. Bray Sr., in 2002. Surviving are his mother, Jean Reppin Bray; three brothers and spouses, Scott Bray and Kim, Randy Bray and Jamie, Danny Bray and Amanda; a sister, Dawn and Leo Pintos, all of Brick; one nephew, Daniel Bray Jr.; and four nieces, Lindsey, Sarah, and Rory Bray and Naia Pintos. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and his best friend, William Ford.
Funeral services were private at the convenience of the family. A celebration of Bruce's life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 26 Mule Road, Toms River. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.quinn-hoppingfh.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on June 15, 2011