Howard W. Bruce, 88, of McDonald, died Wednesday, July 14, 2021.
He was born December 14, 1932 in Candor; a son of Thomas J. and Ethel Mae (Porter) Bruce.
Mr. Bruce was in the U.S. Army stationed in Korea following the Korean War.
He was a steel worker at J&L Steel and later worked as a custodian for Fort Cherry School District from where he retired.
Mr. Bruce was a member of the U.S.W.A, the Bible Methodist Church of McDonald, the McDonald American Legion Post #485 and the S.N.P.J. He also was a volunteer fireman in his younger years.
He enjoyed gardening and growing tomatoes, going to the casino, hunting and jigsaw puzzles.
On October 12, 1956 he married Evelyn Jean Byers, who died April 8, 1997.
Surviving are a daughter, Brenda (Mason) Findling of Cape Coral, FL; two brothers, Ron Bruce and Jim (the late Chris) Bruce; eight grandchildren, Kristen (Josh) McCallister, James (Mikala) Findling, Amanda Sampson, Jessica (Jake Thomas) Findling, John (Kelly Duratz) Findling, Rejeana Silla, Jack Wilson “Yogi” Silla and Michael (Justine Soisson) Silla; and eight great grandchildren, McKalyn, Brailynn, Waylon, Clayton, Tristan, Clairah, Sienna and Troy.
Deceased are two daughters, Lisa Ann (Michael of McDonald) Lesjak and Donna Jean (Jack) Silla; a sister, Dorothy Donovall and four brothers, Tom (Elizabeth), Donald (Betty), Bob (Alice), and Will Bruce.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at Nation Funeral Home, Inc., 220 E. Lincoln Ave., McDonald; where services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Burial will follow in Center Cemetery, Midway. The family suggests memorials either be live plants or memorial contributions on their behalf to the funeral home. Online condolences, photos and additional information are available at www.nationfuneralhome.com.
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