This page is devoted to the memory of Bruce David
Pall, the son of Blanche and John Pall born April 27, 1949.
In 1953 he moved with his family to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Shortly
thereafter he came down with Polio and spent several weeks in Varity
Children's Hospital in Miami. His mother also came down with Polio
while he was in the hospital but not as devastating as Bruce. He spent
the next 10 years undergoing many operations and therapy to correct
damage to the muscles in both legs.
In 1958 the family returned to New Jersey where when he was 17 he had
both feet operated on to correct the bone structure, this seemed to be
the answer to his problem though not perfect. He missed most of his
senior year at Morris Knolls Regional High School and therefore he
decided to stay another year. While at the school he became interested
in the high school marching band and also the school orchestra where
he played the Baritone horn. He also kept the scores for the
After graduating from high school he attended Graham Junior College in
Boston, MA. He graduated with an Associate Degree in Communications
and found work at the K-Mart in Morris Plains, N.J., he never did
anything with the degree but it sounded good. It was while working
there that he met Beverly Dolores Meslar whom he married on March 8,
1972. They moved to Ormond Beach, FL where he found work at Orkin
Exterminating Company and learned the trade. He later left Orkin,
after getting four state licenses in pest control and went with a new
company, All America Termite and Pest Control in Orlando, FL. as one
of the first 10 original employees. He worked his way up the ladder
and became the company's Purchasing Agent.
Bruce was also very passionate in his work with the
church. He sang in the church choir and was also co-leader of the
youth group. He headed the organ committee, raising the most
money for the purchase of the new organ. While he was involved
in raising money for the church bells he came down with lymphoma and
requested in his obit that people continue to donate to the fund after
Bruce was a home body, he loved to be with his
family and his two children. He was also very interested in
photography, having won first prize for the state of Florida for
a picture in the Canada Dry, America Beautiful Contest. He also
got Honorable Mention for the U.S.A.
While he was working for All America he taught
classes on pest control and upon his passing the room was named after
him. There was also a yearly award for those "who have supported
the field in their efforts to achieve their goals". These people
were chosen by three bodies "the fields, the home office and by
the department heads"
This was a rather large company covering several
states. This award went to only five people of which Cody was proud to
be one of the five.