Jerry Bruss

Obituary of Jerry M. Bruss

Middlesex – Jerry Bruss, 72, passed away in the early morning of Thursday, March 23, 2023 at home in Middlesex.

Born in Plainfield to Margaret and Martin Bruss, Jerry grew up in Piscataway before settling to Middlesex in 1985. 

Jerry had a lifelong passion for heavy machinery equipment and watching the ins and outs of construction sites. As a child, he was in awe watching route 287 built and often buried toys in his backyard, giving him the opportunity to excavate them up.    As an adult Jerry turned his passion into a career working with heavy equipment for Stavola Construction in Bound Brook. 

Jerry also enjoyed attending antique car shows and in his younger years, bowling and fishing.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Joyce (Tolbirt) Bruss and their two daughters, Jennifer with husband Shawn Williamson and Jessica with husband Dan Conroy and siblings, Olinda Young and Thomas Bruss.

He will also be missed by his two grandchildren, Sadie Grace and Vinny; six nephews and his great nieces and nephews.

The Bruss Family would like to thank their wonderful family, friends and neighbors for their continuous support during this difficult time.

Family and friends may gather for Jerry’s celebration of life on Saturday April 1, 2023 from 12PM – 4PM in the Middlesex Funeral Home, 528 Bound Brook Road, Middlesex NJ 08846.


Memorial Gathering

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, April 1, 2023
Middlesex Funeral Home
528 Bound Brook Road
Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
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