Sidney Rice Bruce, 97, of Shillington, passed away October 18, 2016 at 12:18 a.m. at Mifflin Court where he resided since 2015. He was the husband of Ethel R. (Timmons) Bruce with whom he shared 72 years of marriage in May. Born in Erie, Pa., he was a son of the late Joseph Miller Potts Bruce and Elva L. (Heiser) Bruce. He was a general manager and vice president for various cardboard factories in the Mid-Atlantic & British Columbia and worked for Continental Container from 1963-1967. He served his country in the U.S Army during World War II. He was a graduate of Blackwood High School and had a deep passion for golf. He was involved in Scouting during the late 50s and early 60s. In addition to his wife he is survived by his son, Joseph A. Bruce Sr., husband of Lesley H., of Shillington; daughter-in-law, Morita Bruce of Fallston, Md.; his three grandchildren: Joseph A. Bruce Jr. and his wife, Laura O.; Jennifer A. Brower; Sandra A. Bruce; and his 4 great-grandchildren: Caitlin R. Brower, Kevin C. Bruce, Ava K. Brower and Keira M. Bruce. He was predeceased by a son, Robert J. Bruce on July 3, 2016. Celebration of Life service on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., One East Lancaster Ave., Shillington. Rev. Dale Davis will officiate. Interment with full military honors in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, will be private. Please remember Sidney by making contributions to the American Cancer Society, 498 Bellevue Ave., Reading, PA 19605 or the American Foundation for the Blind, 2 Pennsylvania Ave., New York, NY 10121. The Bruce family would thank the staff at Mifflin Court and Compassus Hospice & Home Instead Senior Care for their excellent care they provided.
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