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Phil BrummerJanuary 2, 1955 ~ October 13, 2017 (age 62)
“It’s time for me to leave,
Please celebrate my life
Do not grieve.
My life was blessed and filled with love, laughter, joy and happiness.
Maybe not the best of health and certainly some tears, but I would never trade for I lived the most wonderful years.
My beautiful, amazing wife, Terry of 35 years. The light and love of my life by my side. My best friend, my lover, my comedic side kick, my adventurous and fun-loving guide.
My sons, Kyle and Trevor have brought so much joy and love into my life. I have the most unforgettable memories of coaching them in all the sports they played, our long talks about life and the times we spent just enjoying each other’s company.
Of course, they brought me some heartache, but we all learned so much more about the true meaning of life, unconditional love, forgiveness, perseverance and resiliency. This has made us stronger and more compassionate individuals. I know they will find themselves and be strong, independent, thoughtful, loving men that has been inside of them all along.
Life is a gift from God and I wish I could have enjoyed the next phase of my life, retirement. But the big man had other plans for me. I go at peace and with the warm glow of love from my wonderful family and friends.
I was born on January 2, 1955 to Phil and Rose Brummer. My siblings are Gary Brummer and Mrs. Donna George. I am predeceased by my father and mother, my sister Joyce and my nephew Nicholas George. I grew up in Iselin.
I got my degree in Chemical Engineering at Rutgers University. I have been a chemical engineer for over 35 years with the same water technology group that was bought and sold over the years. I started out at Engelhard Industries then Siemens, Electrocatalytic, U.S. Filter, and now Evoqua Water Technologies at 2 Milltown Road, Union, NJ. I cherish the friendships I have made at work.
My best times were spent with family and friends, watching Giants football, fishing, traveling, music, concerts, cooking, barbecuing and spending time at the beach.
I leave behind my wife, Terry, my sons, Kyle and Trevor. My brother Gary, my sister Donna and her husband Michael George, my father-in-law and mother-in-law Arthur and Fran Weidele, my sister-in-law Lena Weidele, my brother-in-law and sister-in-law Art and Maureen Weidele. My nieces Chelsie and her husband Nathan Brines, Samantha Weidele and my nephew, Griffin Weidele, my nephew Michael George and his wife Michelle, my nieces Michelle Gehringer and Holly George and my grand-nephews Cole, Ryley, Liam, Christopher and grand-niece Delaney.
Remember to respect and love each other and to treasure each waking day like a kid on Christmas morning. And try to make a difference in one person’s life each day.
In lieu of flowers, please make donation in my name to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.”
-Phil Brummer, 2017
Phil’s warm, loving, laid back nature and sense of humor will be deeply missed. His personality put everyone at ease that met him. He was a man of strong principles and integrity. He was quick with a smile and his blue eyes twinkled with sincerity.
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