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Ralph E. Bruno In Memoriam
Ralph E. Bruno

August 19, 1922 ~ March 7, 2013

Ralph E. Bruno passed away on March 7, 2013, after a long illness.

Ralph was born to Ralph and Ida Bruno in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Portland. Ralph lost both of his parents before he was 18 years old. He moved to Seattle to make a life for himself and to attend the University of Washington. He worked for over three years in the Personnel Department of the Boeing Company while putting himself through college at the University of Washington. He graduated from the University of Washington earning both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in drama, obtaining his credentials in teaching and school administration.

Ralph taught for 16 years in the Seattle Schools, six years at Franklin High School and 10 years at Edison Technical High School. He then became a college instructor and administrator, working at Seattle Central Community College for over 20 years. Ralph spent many years as a volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul, Seattle Art Museum, and taught English as a second language at the Methodist Church in Seattle. Ralph was a member of the Broadmoor Club, Seattle Tennis Club and Washington Athletic Club. He was a parishioner at St. James Cathedral Parish in Seattle and an usher there for over 40 years.

Before and after retirement Ralph took many interesting trips to Europe and cruises across the Atlantic and the Caribbean.

His friends wish to thank his caregivers Shariff and Stephanie and dear friends Paul and Rod for the gentle and loving care they provided at the end of Ralph's life.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Josephine, and dear friend Charles Giese. Remembrances may be made to St. James Cathedral.

There will be a public service at Bonney Watson Funeral Home, 1732 Broadway, Seattle, on Capitol Hill, on March 22, 2013, at 3:00pm followed by a reception at Bonney Watson. All are invited to come share stories, love and celebrate the amazing life he lived. There will be a private interment at Holyrood Cemetery in Shoreline immediately after the reception.

We will miss you dear friend...
Published in The Seattle Times from Mar. 16 to Mar. 17, 2013
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