2009-09-23 / Obituaries

Bruyn Ernest Polhemus

Bruyn passed away on September 6, 2009. He was born on Sept. 2, 1954, at Butterfield Memorial Hospital, Cold Spring, to Frederick & Eleanor (Coleman) Polhemus of Garrison. He graduated from Haldane Central School in 1973 after excelling on the track team in the shot put event, holding the State record. He also played football and enjoyed playing the french horn in the band.

He went on to graduate from the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, in 1975. Bruyn was an excellent chef and shared his culinary gift in Colorado, New York City, North Carolina, and finally in Southern Arizona. He reached his dream of owning his own restaurant, 'The Bay,' at Kino Springs Resort near Nogales Arizona.

Bruyn touched the lives of everyone he met. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Frederick Ernest Polhemus and the former Eleanor Elizabeth Coleman. He is survived by his sisters, Jane (Bruce) Metzger and Rebecca (Kim) Janes, both of Tucson, Az. He leaves behind 7 nieces and nephews, and 15 great nieces and nephews.

Bruyn will be laid to rest at a graveside service at St. Philips in the Highland on October 4, 2009 at 2pm. Please join the family after the service at the home of Ed and Pat Polhemus Rte 9D (1 mile N of the Bear Mt. Bridge). In lieu of flowers please donate to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or the American Heart Association.

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