Robert Bruce

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January 27, 2010

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Thursday 5-8 p.m. January 28, 2010


11:00 a.m. Friday January 29, 2010


Robert P. Bruce, age 69, passed away January 27, 2010 at Kobacker House. Preceded in death by mother and father, Arthur P. & Mabel E. Bruce. Survived by wife of 47 years Judy L. Bruce. sons; Brian Alan (Becky) Bruce, Kevin Robert (Hollie) Bruce, daughter, Paige Michelle (Michael) Crawford. Grandchildren; Lauren Elizabeth Bruce, Grant Taylor Bruce, Mitchell Robert Bruce, Lucie Kathryn Bruce, Collin Bruce Crawford and Cade Bruce Crawford. Brother, William Evert (Mary) Bruce. Numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Graduate of Columbus North High School, Class of 1958, serving on many reunion committees. Member of Old North High Club. Attended O.S.U.,
Ohio University and Otterbein College. Member of U.S. Air Force Reserves, serving 6 years. Retired from Western Electric/AT & T, where he was named the 1986 Engineer of the year for engineering innovation. An avid Corvette and racing enthusiast. He owned 12 Corvettes in his lifetime, belonging to many clubs, including The Central Ohio Corvette Owners Assoc., Street Elite Corvette Club, Sports Car Club of America and The National Auto Sport Assoc. Bob was a course marshall at Mid Ohio Race Track, driving pace cars, sponsors, celebrities, along with his own car for many years. Member of Moose Lodge # 142, Amvets Post #89, The Agonis Club of Columbus, past president of Telephone Pioneers of America, Westerville Police Citizens Academy. He was a lifetime OSU fan, serving as an stadium usher supervisor for many years. President of the AT & T Monday night golf league. He was currently the president and owner of BPI-Bruce Prooerties Incorporated. He was a current member of Central College Presbyterian Church. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME 55 East Schrock Road Westerville, Thursday 5-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 29, 2010 at Central College Presbyterian Church, 975 South Sunbury Road Westerville,OH.
Dr. Richard Ellsworth and Rev. David Redding officiating. Interment Union Cemetery, Columbus.
Friends, if they wish, may contribute to HomeReach Hospice or Central College Church c/o The Best Is Yet To Come.


Louie Beal - Jan 30, 2010

Judy and Family,
So sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. Didn’t get the information about calling hours until today. Hope to see you again and I know that life still goes on, but I am still going in circles from the loss of Susie. Judy all we can do is try and remember.
Love and friendship
Lou Beal

Linda Smith - Jan 29, 2010

We would like to send our condolences. Sorry we could not make it up there to be with you.
Bob and Linda Smith
Jim and Kate Proffitt
Orma Proffitt

joann bill squires - Jan 28, 2010

we like to extend our condolences to the family of bob great guy we had a lot of fun at mid_ohio squirrel & joann

Amanda Eager - Jan 28, 2010

Many prayers are with the Bruce family and friends at this time. Chris and I will never forget Bob at our wedding reception with the potato launcher. Bob was quick to bring a smile to anyone’s face when ever he saw them. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him.
Mandy Eager (Jim’s Daughter)

Sean and Heidi Clipner - Jan 28, 2010

We are so sorry for your loss. “Mr,” Bob was truly a lovely man with a wonderful sense of humor and was just an absolute joy to be around. We are so thankful for the time he was part of our lives and we will all miss him. We will never forget how very special he was.

Karie Garber - Jan 28, 2010

My sympathies to the Bruce family, I worked rope tow years ago with Bob at Mid-Ohio. I enjoyed his company and stories he shared. Will miss him greatly. My prayers are with you,
Karie Beal Garber

Julie Weber & Brenda Weber - Jan 27, 2010

Bob was such a great man!! Mom and I got to know him through the Race Track. He always brought a smile to your face and always had a great joke to lighten the mood of working such long hours!! Hanging out with Bob and his best buddy Jim was what made MidOhio a great place to be!! Please take comfort in the memories you have of him as we surely will! We will miss you Bob!! God Speed My Friend …..
Love Always, Julie Weber

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