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Bruce G Bishop

July 14, 1941 — January 13, 2019

Bruce Groene Bishop was born in Kingston on July 14, 1941 to Bertrand and Charlotte Bishop, and died January 13, 2019, at the age of 77. Educated at Tufts University, Bruce returned to Kingston to take over his father's roofing business, suffered a near fatal car accident at age 24, but persevered as a businessman, landlord, and lifelong musician. Bruce, like his parents before him, was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Kingston, serving in many capacities, including interim organist and chair of rector search committees. Late in life he was the Organist and Music Director at Lutheran and Congregational churches in Hatfield, Massachusetts.

Bruce is survived by Mary Ryan Bishop, his wife of nearly 54 years, three children: Elizabeth Gemoets (Darren), David Bishop, and Catherine Bishop (Dan Marino), a brother Terry Bishop (John Vila), and lifelong friend Tom Smith (Geri). Bruce was blessed with three grandchildren; Ethan, Lily and Ryan, who were a source of great joy. The family is grateful for the care and community provided to him by everyone at Ten Broeck Center, who allowed us to have many more birthdays, anniversaries and holiday celebrations than we thought possible. After a life characterized by hardship, determination, laughter, music and a relentless will to survive, Bruce was at peace with the end of life, believing strongly that he is now with many loved ones who preceded him. He would want us not to mourn, but to carry on.

Arrangements are being handled by Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service and the funeral will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church on February 9th at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bishop Organ Fund, St. John's Episcopal Church, 207 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY, 12401. To leave an expression of sympathy, please visit .

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am

St. John's Episcopal Church

207 Albany Ave, Kingston, NY 12401

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