Peter Martin Bruno

December 5, 1958 - January 12, 2009
Peter Martin Bruno

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Peter Martin Bruno, 50, of Wilmington, NC, died Monday, January 12, 2009.

Born in Jersey City, NJ, he was the son of Mary Bruno and the late Peter Bruno.

He was a graduate of Dickenson High school in Jersey City, NJ. He served 4 years in the United States Navy in Big Sur, CA. He was a well established Videographer with Lifetime Video Productions for over 20 years in the Wilmington area.

He is survived by his children Angela, 28, and fiancé Luey Santas of Wilmington, Sara 17, of Wilmington, and Anthony 16, of Willow Springs. His Brother Mario Bruno and his wife Elizabeth from Edison, NJ, sister Lisa Bruno of China, nieces Amanda Sulikowski, and Deirdre Bruno, and great nephew Eric Vega, all of Edison, NJ.

He will be missed by many close friends, family, and associates.

A funeral mass will be held 7:00 PM, Friday, January 16th, 2009 at St. Mark Catholic Church where the family will receive friends from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

Pete lived each day to the fullest and he showed that by the example he led.

We will leave you with one of Pete’s favorite quotes,
“20 yrs from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off bow lines, sail away from the safe harbor, trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to
American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Ct, Glen Allen, VA 23060

Online condolences may be sent to

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099

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  • January 17, 2009
    Ken Cross says:
    Our family is grieving the loss of our friend Peter Bruno. Peter produced a tribute video to Kevin Cross, our brother, son, and inspiration. Kevin passed away after a long battle with cancer on April 17, 2008. Peter "burned the midnight oil" to deliver this very moving video on short notice. This masterpiece video can be see at: I feel privileged to have talked to Peter numerous times during this period of time. He was a true professional and a fellow US Navy veteran. Our prayers and deep felt sorrow go out to Peter's family and friends during this difficult time. Sail on my friend. Explore. Dream. Discover. Regards, Ken Cross

  • January 27, 2009
    Rick Pineiro says:
    My deepest sympathies to Peter's family and friends. Though we started out on a business basis, Peter was quickly becoming a close friend. I just returned from overseas and learned today of Peter's passing. Thank you Mario for sharing what happened -- knowing the details helped somewhat in coming to terms with this sudden and tragic loss. Best wishes to all in the days ahead. r/ R. Pineiro

  • January 16, 2009
    Linda Lynn Tripp says:
    I wish to extend my sincere sympathy to you, Peter's family. Peter had covered several video jobs for my company when we were overbooked. It was always a delightful relationship. Not only will we miss his expertise and knowledge, but we will sincerely miss his sense of humor. If I can ever be of help to you in any way, please do not hesitate to call on me. Best wishes to you as you deal with this most difficult time in your life -- Linda Lynn Tripp Carolina Court Reporters, Inc. 252-355-4700

  • January 15, 2009
    Hal Cook says:
    I Was never stationed with Peter, but recently met him via our website and numerous e-mails about his discussion concerning an upcoming trip to PT. Sur CA, I felt I made a friend and send condolences to his family. I am sure he was a good man and it is my loss having never met him in person. Hal Cook, OTACS, USN retired

  • January 15, 2009
    Rebecca Rhine says:
    I would like to express my deepest sympathies to the family of Pet Bruno. It was a shock to open the paper this morning and discover he had passed away. Pete did the video for my daughter's Bat Mitzvah three years ago. He was a wonderful man whom I truly enjoyed working with. He also was a great talent. I am so sorry for your loss.