Bruce Samitt, 86, of Denville died on May 20, 2020. He was born in Patchogue, N.Y., and was raised in Newark.
Mr. Samitt spent his entire working career at ITT Avionics, beginning as an electrical engineer and ultimately serving as a senior vice president.
After high school, he served for several years in the U.S. Army before enrolling at Newark College of Engineering (now NJIT), where he obtained his degree in electrical engineering in 1959.
He was a longstanding and active member of his synagogue, later serving on the board of directors. He was also a champion golfer, bowler, and chess player; played mahjong; volunteered at his local electoral polls; and spent time as a crisis support volunteer for victims of domestic abuse.
Predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Florence (Rosengart) Samitt, in 2018; and a son, Mark, he is survived by a son, Craig Samitt (Steven Hart) of Golden Valley, Minn.; his daughter, Alison Samitt (Anthony Calcagni) of Falmouth, Maine; daughter-in-law, Gayle Samitt of Woodcliff Lake; two brothers, Joel Samitt of Boca Raton, Fla., and Roy Samitt of Ocean Township; and four grandchildren.
Private graveside services were held May 24. Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Beth Am, Parsippany.