June 8, 1940 – March 12, 2020
It is with great sadness that the family of Bruce Fischbein announces his passing on March 12, 2020. Bruce was born in Newark, NJ, on June 8, 1940.
Bruce was an outstanding athlete at Asbury Park High School, attaining the “All State Award” in basketball, which he also excelled in while attending Monmouth College (now, Monmouth University). He was a local legend in the world of horse racing, where he made many lifelong friends. He was well known for his handicapping skills, having been interviewed by the New York Times and ESPN as an expert in the field. He had a terrific sense of humor and a quick wit.
He was predeceased by his parents, Marty and Esther Fischbein. He is survived by his son, Joel Fischbein, and his daughter and son-in-law Dara and Tony Bridgewater. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law Barbara and Rudy Menditto, and his sister and brother-law Janet Meyerson and Jeff Rosen, his nephew and his wife Lawrence and Rochelle Menditto, his niece Andrea Hoyle and her fiance Rob Wade, and his nephew Darren Menditto and his wife Kelly. He is also survived by six great nieces and nephews.
Bruce will be greatly missed by his many friends and relatives. A memorial service will be announced at a later date and posted on the Bloomfield Cooper Funeral Home website.
- Graveside Service Thursday, March 19, 2020
March 27, 2020
Jeff Brody and myself are devastated to of read this obituary reference Bruce. Jeff and Bruce have been close friends since 1993 and though we moved to Las Vegas, NV back in 2012 they could get on the phone and act like they'd never lost touch. Unfortunately, they hadn't connected for several months which brings us to finding this out after Jeff called him today and heard that his phone was disconnected. Bruce will be remembered forever and Jeff feels like he's lost a piece of his heart in losing one of his closest friends ever. RIP Bruce and many prayers and warm hugs to all your loved ones. God Bless.
March 15, 2020
It goes without saying, you were one of the truest, bluest friend of mine for the better part of 30 years of my life and that is rare gem to find. I love you so, and I will miss you dearly all the days of my life.
March 15, 2020
Bruce you were a good man and a very good handicapper. I always enjoyed talking with you. You did the thing you liked best all of your life. Everyone at Monmouth Park respected you. My condolences to Joel and the rest of your family. Rest In Peace my friend.
March 13, 2020
Bruce, you were one of a kind and one of the best foul shooters in the history of NJ basketball. I will miss talking to you. Rest In Peace! ❤️