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D. Bruce Johnson


1937 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
D. Bruce Johnson Obituary
D. BRUCE JOHNSON was born February 20, 1937 in Princeton, Indiana and passed away December 20, 2015 at his home in Del Webb Sun City, Palm Desert, California. He had waged a courageous battle with brain cancer. He met his wife Jill while coaching in Colorado and they married in 1964. He is survived by his wife Jill and their two children/son Josh (and daughter-in-law Diane DePreta) and daughter Gigi, as well as his four grandchildren Jason, Tyler, Kytie and Alexa. Bruce was a great husband, father and grandfather and loved and helped everyone. He is also survived by his brother Dick and wife Barbara Johnson and sister Judy and husband Charles Miser of Princeton, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Margaret and Ellis Johnson; three sisters, Kathleen, Martha and Jeri. Mr. Johnson was an outstanding athlete growing up in Indiana. He attended Colorado College in Colorado Springs on a basketball scholarship. He was drafted after college and spent two years in the military. He returned to a basketball and baseball coaching career for four years. He then joined Owens Illinois Conglomerate, Glass Division in 1967 working in a variety of locations and eventually settled in Riverside in 1976 where he retired after his 30 year career in 1997. He was a member of the Brockton First Methodist Church. Bruce was a 32nd Degree Mason as well as a Shriner and member of the Scottish Rite and an avid supporter of Saint Judes Children's Hospital. Bruce was awarded a 50 year anniversary for his membership. Memorial Service to be held Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 12:00 noon at the Brockton First Methodist Church/reception to follow. Interment date to be announced. In lieu of flowers it is requested that contributions be made in honor of Bruce to Saint Judes Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, CA. To sign the guestbook visit pe.com/obits


Published in Press-Enterprise from Feb. 11 to Feb. 12, 2016
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