Bruce J. Therminy, 80, of 25 Lawrence Ave., Bradford, passed away Thursday (Oct. 20, 2016) at Bradford Ecumenical Home.
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Born Aug. 13, 1936, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Leo and Grace Bernard Therminy. He was a 1954 graduate of Bradford High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 until he was honorably discharged in 1958.
On July 9, 1971, in Bradford, he married Carol L. Frutiger Therminy, who survives.
Bruce worked as general manager at Star Garage and Star Lanes Bowling Alley, he retired in 1992 after over 30 years of service.
Bruce started bowling as a teenager. As a young man he bowled with the Zippo Whiz Kids, a bowling team sponsored by Zippo that traveled to tournaments all over the East Coast. In 1962 he bowled in the National Tournament and came in 8th in the whole country. Bowling in the Adult Bowling League he won many local and regional tournaments. Later in his life he bowled in the Senior Bowling Tournament and won the Pennsylvania State Bowling Tournament as well as many local and regional tournaments.
In the late 1960s he, along with Betty Dougherty, started the Bradford Junior Bowling League Association, where he served as president. Under his guide he brought the Pennsylvania Junior Bowling Tournament to Bradford twice.
He was a life member and past president of the Bradford Men's Bowling Association as well as the Pennsylvania State Bowling Association, where he was an advisor to the PSBA Yearbook. He served as director for the American Bowling Congress. In 1991 he was inducted into the Pennsylvania State Bowling Hall of Fame. In 2010 the Bradford Junior Bowling Association established a Sportsmanship Award in honor of him and his dedication to Junior bowling.
Surviving in addition to his wife Carol of 45 years, are two sons, Mark (Michelle) Therminy of Bradford, and Tim (Laurie) Roslinski of Raleigh, N.C.; one daughter, Laurie (Pat) Garrigan of Emporium; six grandchildren, Heather (Chris) Harris, Sean Roslinski, Tasha Garrigan, Tia Garrigan, Erin Garrigan, Shea Garrigan; one brother-in-law Ronald Quinn and two nephews Scott and Kevin Quinn.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Barbara J. Quinn.
Family will be receiving friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. 33 South Ave., where at 7 p.m., funeral and committal services will be held with Pastor B.J. Simms, of the Free Christian Evangelical Church of Smethport, officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to USBC Junior Bowling Scholarship Fund % Byllye Lanes 290 Seaward Ave., Bradford, PA 16701,or the Pennsylvania State Bowling Association Junior Bowling Fund, % Treasurer 7 Linda Lane, Selingsgrove, PA 17870.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
33 South Avenue
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Oct. 21 to Oct. 28, 2016