STEINBRUNN, FRED W.

84, passed away on December 19 at the Bayonne Medical Center, with his family by his side. Fred was born and raised in Newark, the Son of Emma (nee: Krinsky) and Fred Steinbrunn. After graduating from Stuyvesant High School in 1950, he began playing the drums with a local band in North and South Jersey pubs/bars where he eventually met the love of his life, Patricia Meyers. They were married in 1968 in Bayonne, where they raised their family. In 1952, he joined the Air Force where he used his talent as a drummer to entertain the troops. After he served in the Air Force, Fred joined the New Jersey Turnpike Authority as a toll collector. Fred played the drums with some of the biggest country singers: he opened up for Minnie Pearle, he played with Johny Paycheck, Eddie Rabbit, and no other than Johnny Cash. Husband of Patricia (nee: Meyers) of 48 years. Father of Christopher Steinbrunn and his wife Kimmy, Matthew Steinbrunn and his significant other Jenifer Cotter, Tara Fernandez and her Husband Nelson. Grandfather of Chazz Steinbrunn, Katie Steinbrunn, Taylor Mercier, Hannah Fernandez, Owen Fernandez, Jake, Decker, Chase and Cameron Steinbrunn. Brother of Arlene Marzano. He is also survived by many family members and friends. Funeral arrangements by G. KEENEN O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 984 Avenue C.