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John B. Shroyer "Bruce"

Company H-2

8 Feb 1939 - 18 Apr 2019

Place of Death: Manhasset, NY

Interment: Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, NY

It is with great regret and sorrow that we must notify you of the death of our Classmate and Class Vice-President, Bruce Shroyer, on April 18, 2019, in Manhasset, NY, after being hospitalized for treatment for pneumonia that was complicated by diabetes and the residual effects of a stroke he suffered in June 2018. 

Bruce is survived by his wife, Pat; son, Kenneth and his wife Doreen; daughter, Kimberly Day and her husband Michael; and grandchildren, Christopher Shroyer, Michaela Day, and Mackenzie Day. 

Visitation will be on Thursday, April 25, 2019, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Fairchild Funeral Chapel, 1570 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset, NY  11030. 

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, April 26, 2019, at 10:30 am at St. Peter of Alcantara Church, 1327 Port Washington Boulevard, Port Washington, NY  11050. 

Interment will be on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 12:15 pm at Holy Rood Cemetery, 111 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY  11590. 

Condolences may be sent to Pat at 306 Aerie Court, Manhasset, NY  11030-4053. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York, 500 Fifth Avenue, 29th Floor, New York, NY  10110 or online at https://metrony.wish.org.

Well done, Bruce.  Be thou at peace.

Click here to go to Bruce's Last Roll Call Tribute.

If you plan to attend Bruce Shroyer's visitation on 25 April and funeral on 26 April, the family has arranged for rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn Roslyn (under the Group name Bruce Shroyer Memorial) for those wishing to stay nearby.  Shuttle service to the visitation and funeral is provided.  Please click the link to book online or call 516-626-3600.

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In Memory of

John Bruce Shroyer

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Bruce was born in Clinton, Indiana on February 8, 1939. His family moved to Memphis, TN where he was raised. Bruce received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point and graduated with the class in 1961. While at West Point he met Pat Rieth, a native of Port Washington and they were married in June following his graduation.

Bruce served in the Army with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg and 4th Missile Command in Korea. Upon retiring from the service Bruce and Pat moved to Port Washington, NY. Bruce worked in the brokerage divisions for RW Pressprich, P. Andresen & Co., and Merrill Lynch before purchasing and directing Calibrated Instruments Inc. for the next 27 years.

Bruce coached PYA football and lacrosse as well as founding GymNats, a developmental and competitive gymnastics group in Port Washington. As a resident of Sands Point, Bruce joined a small group who formed the Sands Point Civic Association of which he was president for 4 years. Bruce served the Village of Sands Point as a trustee and then Chairman of the Board of Zoning and Appeals for 15 years.

Bruce was an active member of the West Point Association of Graduates and was elected Vice President of his class. He was the Managing Director of Reconciliation Plaza. A series of large granite monuments erected at the main entrance to West Point to honor West Pointers from their sister class of 1861 and his class of 1961 who died in battle serving their country in the military.

Bruce is survived by Pat, his wife of 57 years, their son Kenneth and his wife Doreen and their son Christopher who live in Port Washington; his daughter Kimberly Shroyer Day and her husband Michael and their 2 daughters Michaela and Mackenzie who reside in New Hampshire.

In Lieu of flowers a donation in Bruce’s memory may be made to Make-A-Wish…https://metrony.wish.org/