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UntitledBRUNO JOHNKE
1906-2007

Bruno Johnke, born in Berlin, Germany on June 19, 1906 died August 3, 2007, at the age of 101.
He competed in the 1928 Olympics and won the German National Gymnastics Championships in 1932. To escape Nazi Germany, he accepted the position as coach of the Egyptian Olympic Gymnastics Team in 1936. He was later inducted into the United States Gymnastics Hall of Fame.
He immigrated to the U.S. in 1949 and begun a career as a pre-flight instructor at NAS in 1954. He also coached the Star Flight Gymnastics Team at NAS.
Bruno and his wife were members of the Seaside Squares Square Dance Club; the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Pensacola; the Laryngectomy Society, the French Club and enjoyed many years of retirement traveling around the world.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Eleanor; son, Peter and wife, Helen; daughter, Ellie Cardinal and partner Brenda Powell of Punta Giorda, Fl; grandsons, Matt Cardinal of Decatur, Il and Dustin Cardinal of Los Angeles.
Memorial services will be held 3:00 p.m. Monday, August 6th at the Unitarian Church.
The family would like to give special thanks to Covenant Hospice and the staff at Homestead Village. Special thanks to the staff in bldg J and to Rosita Sewell.
ROSE LAWN FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Pensacola News Journal on Aug. 5, 2007
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