Rodney J. Bruner


Rodney Jay Bruner, 70, of Underhill passed away in his home of natural causes. He was born to parents Harvey Bruner and Joyce Flanders. Rod graduated from South Burlington High School June of 1969. Rod then served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War era and became a strong supporter of organizations like the Disabled Veterans Foundation. 

Rod worked as a Department Technician at IBM from around 1980 to 2001. Before his retirement, Rod worked as the manager of Go-Go Gas in Essex Junction for over ten years. 

Rod loved his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Some may know him better by his nickname, Dusty, because of his love of taking his bike on dirt roads. Rod spent most of his life in Vermont and built lasting relationships with so many people. He leaves behind countless friends and family that will miss him dearly.  Please join us during his visiting hours Monday June 6th 4-7pm, at Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Junction.  Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

“My dad was the kindest, most giving, selfless person I’ve ever known. Dad would do anything for anyone and positively influenced every life he touched. He isn’t just my dad, he’s my best friend.” – Michelle Bruner (Daughter)

“He’ll always be the biggest, baddest man I ever knew.” – Nate Bruner (Eldest son)

“Thanks for all the candy!” – Isla and Sloane Bruner (Granddaughters of the Royal Bruner House)

“They were out of French cut green beans so I used these instead…it’ll be fine.” – Amanda Bruner (almost not daughter-in-law)

“I’m not only going to miss my role model but my fellow Giants fanatic and good friend. He was a lot of things and I plan on continuing a lot of his traditions. Love you Dad!” – Travis Bruner (Youngest son)

“Bark, Bark” – Charlie AKA Cha Cha (his beloved dog)

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Visiting hours
June 6, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home
9 Pleasant Street
Essex, VT 05452

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