Alan Raymond Bruens

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Alan Raymond Bruens, 73 years old, died from complications following a traumatic brain injury on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Morristown Medical Center. Born to Albert J. and Anne R. Bruens in New York City, NY, he had lived in Wayne, N.J., before moving to Vernon Twp., N.J., 20 years ago.

Alan earned his BA from Marist College, whereupon he travelled to Japan and taught at an international high school for several years. After receiving his Real Estate License he worked for many different agencies including Coldwell banker, Better Homes, Stepping Stone and New Jersey Referral Association before becoming a teacher of Real estate at Rand Academy in Fort Lee, NJ where he taught before retiring in 2018. Alan loved to travel in his younger years and enjoyed reading. Alan was best known for always being barefoot.

Alan is the beloved husband for 36 years of Pauline Bruens (nee Warn) of Vernon Twp., N.J. Devoted father of Lauren Guss and her husband, Chet of Denville, N.J., and Michael Bruens and his wife, Holly of South River, N.J. Loving grandfather of Kaylie and Aiden Guss.

The family will receive their friends for a Celebration of Life at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, N.J., on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. Cremation was private. Memorial gifts to Atlantic Healthcare Home Care and Hospice, 465 South Street, Suite 100, Morristown, NJ 07960 would be appreciated. Information and condolences can be found at

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