Bruce was born in Sacramento, California in 1948. He grew up with his late sister Kathy, sister Barbara, and brother Larry, and attended Northview high school in Covina, CA. While in high school, he met the love of his life Barbara, better known by her nickname Becky. The high school sweethearts got married in 1968 and were married for 53 wonderful years. Shortly after high school, Bruce joined the Army and served in Vietnam. He excelled in the Army, and attained the rank of Sergeant E6. He was recognized many times for his heroism, and received prestigious military awards including a Purple Heart and the presidential Bronze Star. After being honorably discharged, he worked many years as a salesman in the automotive industry. He and his wife Becky had three beautiful children, Rick, Deana, and Nathaniel. He was a dedicated father, and enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his family. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Sean, Ezra, Christian, Arissa, and Andrew, and a great grandchild, Clyde.
Bruce had an extremely full life. He was always full of energy, and constantly pursuing new hobbies. Some of his favorite hobbies included hunting, fishing, shooting, and riding motorcycles with his friends and sons. He was very social and kind, and had a large friend circle. He was always the life of the party, and loved to tell jokes or stories that would make everyone laugh. He was willing to do anything for those he loved, and family members remember him as the first person they could call when they needed help.
He passed away at home at the age of 72. His passion for life and dedication to the people around him will live on through his family and friends. He will always be remembered.
Bruce will be laid to rest on February 17th at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery. If you would like to pay condolences to the family, please send kind words or potted plants.