Your Life. Your Memories. Our Priority.
Douglas L. Bruce, 76, of Marathon left his earthly body on January 12, 2018 to join his beloved wife, Carol S. Hurd, in Heaven.
A lifelong area resident, Doug was born October 8, 1941, to the late Nettie Leigh Jackson and her husband Lawrence D. Bruce.
After retirement from Pall Trinity Micro Corporation, Doug and Carol were able to dedicate more time to his “first love”, the collection, restoration, and showing of antique cars until Carol’s passing in 2002.
To say Doug enjoyed antique cars would be an understatement. He purchased his first car at the age of 13, a 1930 Ford Model A Coupe, and his last at the age of 75, a 1935 Chevy Coupe. He won Best in Show on numerous occasions, and antique car owners throughout the country display his stainless work at all level car shows ranging from local to nationals. Doug had not only a nationwide, but a worldwide, network of “car buddies” who sought his advice and expertise in stainless steel work and fabrication. His stories and talents will be greatly missed by the antique car buff community.
Doug was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed, especially by his two daughters, Connie (Dan) Frost of Homer and Sherry R. Bruce Esq. of Syracuse; his two granddaughters, Sonya Sprouse and Madalyn R. Smith; his longtime companion, Susan Brigham of Marathon; and his faithful dog, Elsa.
Calling hours will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 US Route 11, Homer.
Memorial contributions in Mr. Bruce’s name may be directed to the charity of one’s choice.
Charity Of One's Choice