Passed peacefully after a short illness on May 29, 2014 at the age of 74. Bruce is survived by his wife of ten years, Phyllis Rogers Sharrow, his twin brother Barry (Pattie), his sister Diane (Lee) Hutchins, children Marc (Evelyn), Christopher and Marti Madias (Dean), his grandchildren, Shawn (Tara) and Casey Sharrow, Sarah Sharrow, Theo and Alex Madias, two step-children, Roger (Donna) Huffman and Tracy (Tom) Sawyer, two step-grand-children Tommy and Ted Sawyer, along with numerous nephews and nieces and one great-granddaughter-to-be. He was preceded in death by the mother of his children and wife of thirty years, Scotti Golsch and his parents Hattie (Robert) Lauchenauer and Gene Sharrow, and his stepfather, Robert Lauchenauer. Bruce was born and raised in San Anselmo and attended St. Anslems and Marin Catholic. From an early age Bruce worked in his stepfather's mechanical shop, Locke Brothers Automotive, where he eventually became owner and ultimately worked for over 50 years. After retiring Bruce met and married a former classmate from high school and moved to Petaluma. Bruce was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, SCUBA diving, camping, four-wheeling, HAM radios and woodworking. In retirement he spent his time playing guitar, riding his motorcycle, gardening, cooking for friends and family and volunteering at the Petaluma Elks Lodge (901) where he was a member. Above all, he loved his family and his dogs, Gracie and George. Bruce loved life and loved sharing his with his family and many friends.
Honoring his wish, a celebration of his life will take place at the Petaluma Elks Lodge on June 19 at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to dress in their best sandals, Hawaiian shirts and shorts and join us in remembering Bruce's life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bruce's name to Guide Dogs for the Blind Mt. Tam Puppy Club in San Rafael.
Published in Petaluma Argus-Courier from June 5 to July 4, 2014