Chapter Eternal: Dr. J. Bruce Dunlop, Muhlenberg ’50

Sep 23, 2013

CHAPTER ETERNAL (Muhlenberg)—Dr. J. Bruce Dunlop, DDS, 82, of Stroudsburg, died Friday morning, Sept. 20, 2013, at Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg.

Born on Sept. 9, 1931, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late John W. and Minerva (Wicks) Dunlop.

He was a 1953 graduate of Muhlenberg College, where he belonged to the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. In 1957, he graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry, where he belonged to Xi Psi Phi Fraternity. Dr. Dunlop was a lieutenant in the Dental Corps of the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1960, at which time he established his dental practice in Stroudsburg. He was licensed by the states of Pennsylvania and New York, as well as the National Board and Courtesy Staff at Pocono Medical Center.

His professional memberships included the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, Third District Dental Society, Philadelphia County Dental Society, Monroe County Dental Society and Fédération Dentaire Internationale.

Bruce was also associated with his late father, Jack, and his brother, Robert, in the ownership and operation of the Crescent Lodge in Paradise Valley.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stroudsburg, Kiwanis Club, Stroudsburg Planning and Zoning Committee, Stroudsburg Beautification Committee, Stroudsburg Business Association, Pocono Mountains Vacation Bureau, Pocono Mountains Chamber of Commerce, board of directors of the American Cancer Society, American Legion, Free & Accepted Masons, Boy Scouts of America, Muhlenberg College Alumni Association, and Alumni Association of the University of Pennsylvania and the Pro Paradise Association.

Bruce was a world traveler, having visited almost every country in the world. He enjoyed vacationing with his family in the Cayman Islands. One of his many passions included horticulture; his home gardens were picturesque and he attended many flower shows and seminars. His other interests included photography, religion, philosophy, science, history, art, music, antiques, archeology, architecture, mineralogy, reading and swimming.

He is survived by his brother, Robert F. Dunlop and Carol Morris of Paradise Valley; his nephew, Wayne of Paradise Valley; his niece, Sherry Kroebel and her husband, Richard, of Long Island, N.Y.; his grandnephews, Matthew Stein and Brandon Dunlop; and a grandniece, Samantha Dunlop.

There will be viewing hours from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, and from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main St., Stroudsburg.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Gail H. Kees officiating. Burial will follow in the Dunlop family room at Laurelwood Cemetery, Stroudsburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2158 W. Main St., Stroudsburg, PA 18360.

William H. Clark Funeral Home

1003 Main St., Stroudsburg

*Original article credited to The Pocono Record:


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