Charles W. Bruton, age 70, of High Bridge, regular Hunterdon County News contributor

For many years Charley sent us stories regarding the Knights of Columbus and their benevolence. His input will be missed.

Charles W. Bruton, age 70, of High Bridge, NJ passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 at home.

He was born on January 8, 1947 in Brooklyn, NY.  He spent his childhood in Brooklyn, NY and ultimately moved to High Bridge, NJ where he would reside for many years.

He was the son of the late Charles and Marion Rubino Bruton.

He was the husband of Emily J. Kurtz Bruton, celebrating 49 years of marriage.

Charles spent his career working as a Manager for AT&T in various locations.  He loved to tell stories about his work to family and friends.

Memberships include St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in High Bridge, NJ where he has been an active member for many years.

Charles was an avid NJ Devils Fan.  He also enjoyed fishing and camping with his family.  Some of the best memories his family have are of cross country camping trips when his children were little.  Family was always the most important thing to Charles.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and taking care of his Grandchildren.

Survivors in addition to his loving wife include seven children; James Bruton of High Bridge, NJ, Charlie Bruton III of High Bridge, NJ, Michael and his wife Maureen of Califon, NJ, Jeanne Lloyd and her husband Desmond of Morris Plains, NJ, John Bruton and his wife Areli of Somerville, NJ, Peter Bruton and his wife Megan of Hampton, NJ and Bill Bruton and his wife Jen of Lebanon Twp., NJ.  15 grandchildren; Joseph Bruton, Richie Bruton, Julianna Rose Bruton, Finley Bruton, Rumsey Bruton, Maclain Bruton, Alice Emily Lloyd, Elizabeth Bruton Lloyd, Angel Bruton, Ben Bruton, Emily Bruton, Harris Bruton, Casey Bruton, Preston Bruton and Jackson Bruton.  Charles is also survived by one brother; Francis Bruton and his wife Glorianne of Toms River, NJ.

Charles is predeceased by his granddaughter; Bobbie Marie who passed away in 2003.

Calling hours will be Monday, October 23, 2017 from 7-9pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 10am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 59 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ.  Interment at Mountain View Cemetery in Cokesbury, NJ.

Memorials can be made to Hunterdon Hospice, 215 NJ-31, Flemington, NJ 08822.