Obituary of John Bruce Shroyer
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…