Bruce -Kison-Obituary

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Bruce Kison

Feb 18, 1950 – Jun 2, 2018 (Age 68)


Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory (43rd St. Chapel) - Bradenton Obituary

Bruce Kison, 68, passed away on June 2, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born in 1950 to Frederick and Bertha Kison in Pasco, Washington. Bruce was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1968. After making his major league debut on July 4, 1971 at the age of 21, Bruce made history by winning...

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This stinks! I'm thinking of my Mt Lebanon boyhood and how much I loved this guy. Gone too soon...

Your passing saddens me, yet gives me time to reflect on the fond memories of time spent with you over the last few years. You have made a lasting impact on me. I will truly miss our conversations. My sincerest condolences to your family.

I was sorry to hear of the passing of Bruce. God bless him and his family in their time of grief.

Rest in Peace Bruce Kison. We send our deepest sympathy to the Kison Family.

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

My condolences to the entire family ,I was a huge Pirate fan and remember the great World series win and him being flown by helicopter and police escort to his wedding and I also went to Penn Hills H.S. with Anna Marie!

I caught Bruces 1st game in Chicago in 1971. He won his 1st game as a Big Leaguer. He remained a winner, team player & warrior. I am blessed to call him my brother.
My condolences to Anna Maria and their children and grandchildren, may God comfort them.
R.I.P. Bruce.
Sangy (Manny Sanguillen)

Anna Marie I am so sorry for yours and your families loss. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers!

Bruce, I personally thank you for being a fan favorite, and I wished we had talked some more. You were an awesome ambassador to Major League Baseball, and will be missed by many, but all of our dreams will be remembered of your courageous career.

Today I share the remembrance of Bruce Eugene Kison. He was a quiet person and kept to himself, and I admire that about him. He was a man who loved the game so much that he did it with pride and dedication. We usually never hear from players that are always busy and on the run. I will say that he was dedicated to his family in baseball, as well as his maternal family. May he rest in peace, as I send out my sincere condolences to them.