Jerry Lee Bruhn, 87, Fairfield Glade, TN, passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019, with his family at his side.
He was born and raised in Wheeling, the son of George Bruhn III and Elmina G. Mozena. He was a Methodist, veteran of the Army, USAR, and was retired from American Electric Power.
He was preceded in death by son, William Carl Bruhn.
He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Alice Paisley Bier, children Cynthia North of Canton OH, Mark Bruhn (Angel) of Fairfield Glade, David Bruhn of Orlando FL. Grandchildren Karen (Steve) Harris of Canton OH, Dana (Joe) Myers of Akron OH. Great Grandchildren Victoria and Jasmine Harris of Canton OH, Kenna and Maren Myers of Akron OH.
He is survived by Brothers James (Karen) and George (Syfra) Bruhn of Wheeling, and sister MaryAnn (Norm) Dickman of Marion OH. He was “Uncle Jerry” to 34 loving nieces and nephews.
Jerry attended Triadelphia High School. In 1949 was selected to the All City Team. He graduated from WVU in 1954 with a BS in Business Administration. He began his military career in September 1954 as 2nd Lt. US Army, FT Benning Infantry school. And Heavy Mortar school, 9th Infantry Division stationed in Ulm, Germany. While in Germany William Carl was born in Augsburg, Germany. Jerry left the military in ’56 and returned home to Wheeling.
He began his long association with American Electric Power as a Commercial Rep. in Zanesville OH, and served in Mt. Vernon OH, Canton OH, and Portsmouth OH as well.
Jerry was active in the Army Reserve Unit in Mt. Vernon as a captain & C.O. The unit disbanded in ’68.
He was an advisor with Jr. Achievement while employed with AEP. He joined Sister Cities and took the Portsmouth group on many friend building journeys, China, Germany, Mexico, and other countries.
Jerry was a true WVU blue and gold fan and loved to hunt, take vacations, and fish.
Friends will be received on Monday evening from 4-6 p.m. at Kepner Funeral Home on National Road at Bethany Pike, Wheeling. Services will be held on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.
Personal condolences may be offered to the family at www.kepner funeral.com.
In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to make a donation to their favorite charity.
“A Little Bit of me” Published in 1983
“Don’t weep for me when I’m gone, Don’t sit around and sigh. Don’t pass my bier and shed a tear and ask the reason why. Just try to think of just one thing I did while I was here below that made the world a better place, then I will be glad.”