Bruce Meyer left to be with the Lord on September 15, 2017. He passed peacefully at home alongside his closest family. Although born in northern New Jersey, Bruce considered himself a Southern gentleman, spending his most recent years as a resident of North Carolina.
Bruce was a proud member of the U.S. Air Force, spending the majority of his time in Europe and northern Africa. Shortly after his term ended, he met his wife and the love of his life, Susan Mallan, going on to have two children, Christian and Kathryn. He was very involved with his children, coaching Chris in numerous sports, and happily escorting Kate to all of her activities, from piano and dance lessons to equestrian training.
He retired from the insurance industry in 2004, going on to spend arguably the best years of his life with his wife and their friends in coastal North Carolina. Bruce influenced many by his quiet presence and caring actions. He had an incredible knowledge of foreign cars and World War history, sharing facts with anyone who would listen. He was most humbled to participate in the “Honor Flight”, escorting and supporting veterans of World War II on a trip to the memorial in Washington, D.C. Bruce also took pleasure in volunteering at the Southport-Oak Island Interchurch Fellowship Food Pantry, providing for those in need.
He is survived by his wife Susan, daughter Kate and son-in-law Erik, son Chris and daughter-in-law Amanda, their children Aydan and Gareth, his mother Florence and siblings Robert and Jane.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 21, at 1 p.m. at Southport Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, Bruce’s family would like donations to be contributed to the Honor Flight via www.honorflight.org/donate-now/ or the Southport Oak-Island Interchurch Fellowship Food Pantry at 249 West Boiling Spring Road BSL, Southport NC 28461.
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