George M. Bruen Jr. was in the 3rd Platoon 1968-1969


October 10, 2008

George M. Bruen Jr., 59, of Pottsville, passed away Friday morning at his residence.

Born in Pottsville, Aug. 26, 1949, he was a son of the late George M. Sr. and Anna M. Reinhart Bruen.

He was a 1967 graduate of Pottsville High School.

George was an Army veteran having served during the Vietnam War.

He was a maintenance mechanic for the Schuylkill County Housing Authority.

He was a member of the Society of the 5th Division.

George is survived by his wife of 25 years, Jane M. Lewis Bruen, Pottsville; a daughter, Kimberly A. Quinn, wife of Robert III, Palo Alto; two sons, Heath and Randy Bruen, both of Pottsville; four grandchildren, Dylan, R.J., Elliott Quinn and Tori Quandel; a sister, Louise Heffner, wife of Jack, Pottsville; a niece, Kelly Heffner; several other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at noon Tuesday from Schlitzer-Allen-Pugh Funeral Home Inc., Sixth and West Market streets, Pottsville. Friends may call Tuesday morning from 11 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Online condolences may be sent to

Published in the Republican & Herald on 10/11/2008


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