Bruce Dunham


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Bailey Funeral Home - Mendham
8 Hilltop Rd.
Mendham, New Jersey, United States

Memorial Service

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Hilltop Presbyterian Church
14 Hilltop Road
Mendham, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Bruce C Dunham

Mendham resident Bruce C. Dunham died on Friday, Jan 21. He was 85.

Bruce was a graduate of Morristown High School and Fairleigh Dickinson University. He taught grade school in the Parsippany Hills and Morristown school systems for more than 30 years and worked as an unemployment counselor for the New Jersey State Labor Department in his retirement.

He served as a Deacon and an Elder at Hilltop Presbyterian Church in Mendham and was a lifelong member of the church choir. He was involved in many local community organizations, including the Environmental Commission of Mendham, the Boy Scouts, the Masterworks Choir, the Morris Choral Society, and the Pastime Club.

Bruce was gentle and unpretentious, and quick to put everyone around him at ease with his good humor.

He will be remembered for his service to others, his love for all the children in his care, his ability to make anyone laugh, his baritone singing voice, and his devotion to the teachings of Christ.

Bruce is preceded in death by his brothers, Arnold and Wallace, and his sister, Charlotte D. McCall. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carolyn Allen Dunham, and his two children, David and Sarah Dunham.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Market Street Mission of Morristown ( or Hilltop Church of Mendham, NJ (

A memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, April 23rd at Hilltop Presbyterian Church in Mendham.

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