Gerald "Bud" BRYNER

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Photo of "Bud" that accompanied his obituary in the Lewistown Sentinel.
Contributed by ray on 7/13/15 - Image Year: 2012

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Gerald B. "Bud" Bryner, 92, of Port Royal, died at 1:36 a.m. on Sunday, July 12, 2015, at his home.

Born on February 11, 1923, in Spruce Hill Twp., Juniata County, he was a son of the late Edgar and Mabel (McMullen) Bryner. On June 10, 1944, he married his surviving wife, Edwina P. (Johnson) Bryner, with whom he was blessed to share 71 years of marriage.

Surviving is his daughter, Connie B. Fenner, of Port Royal; two grandchildren, Shannon Bryner and Jeffrey S. Bryner and his fiance, Jamie Brown; and two great-grandchildren, Mandy Bryner and Patrick Bryner.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Stephen B. Bryner; three brothers, Lee Bryner, Ira Bryner, and James Bryner; and one sister, Vivian Bryner.

Mr. Bryner was a member of the Port Royal Lutheran Church, the Union Lodge No. 324 F&AM, Mifflintown, Juniata Valley Forrest No. 88 Tall Cedars of Lebanon, a lifetime member of both the Friendship Fire Co., and Port Royal EMS, past member of the Port Royal Lions Club and a life member of the Penn Central Racing Association. In 2014 he was presented with the Port Royal Speedway's Founders Award and served as grand marshal for Port Royal's bicentennial celebration in 2012. He also served as grand marshal for the Old Home Foliage Days.

As a self-employed truck driver, he also served as a heavy equipment operator and drove for Horning Oil Co., Port Royal and transported for Atlantic Richfield Transport, Mechanicsburg.

"Bud's" racing career started with Penn Central Racing Association and his love of racing spanned four generations of his family through the Bryner Racing Teams. He loved tinkering with anything and at one time he enjoyed golf. He was a true animal lover, especially dogs.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2015, at the Port Royal Lutheran Church, with Rev. Charles Hershberger officiating. Interment will follow in the New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.

There will be no viewing; however, the family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at the church.

For those who wish memorial donation may be made in Mr. Bryner's memory to Lewistown Home Health and Hospice: The Bridge, 305 Fourth St., Pleasant Acres, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Port Royal Lutheran Church, 402 Market St., Port Royal, PA 17082.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown.

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/11/12 - Image Year: 2012
Photo of "Bud" Bryner that appeared in The Times and announced that he would be serving as the Grand Marshal of the First Division of the Bicentennial Parade scheduled for September 29, 2012.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 7/28/11 - Image Year: 1992
Edwina Bryner, Mary Johnson (mother of Edwina) and Gerald “Bud” Bryner in photo taken at the Port Royal Lutheran Church in 1992
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/3/17 - Image Year: 1973
LIONS CHRISTMAS PARTY 1973: "Bud" Bryner (l) and Ethel Bergstresser (r) behind Nancy Brothers at the 15 Dec 1973 Lions Christmas Party. (Photo taken by Benjamin E. Groninger and submitted by Randy Groninger)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/20/11 - Image Year: 2011
PORT ROYAL 200 BENEFIT SUPPER: (l-r) Esther Hockenberry, Edwina Bryner, Gerald Bryner, Donald Clark, Brenda Clark in foreground of picture taken Sep 16, 2011 in Community Building.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 10/7/12 - Image Year: 2012
GRAND MARSHALL: Grand Marshall Division 1 – BUD BRYNER, 89 year old life-long Port Royal resident; civic leader, president of Borough Council 50 years ago for the Sesqui-centennial. (Riding with Bud is his great granddaughter, Mandy Bryner, 2009 Juniata County Fair Queen. Horse and carriage driven by Jim Swartz) (Photo submitted by Molly Kinney)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 8/23/14 - Image Year: 2014
CELEBRATE 70TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: On June 10, 2014, "Bud" and "Eddie" Bryner celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary. (Photo from the TIMES of Port Royal)

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