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YORK Bruce T. Bobb, 81, passed away at 6 p.m. Monday, August 26, 2013 at York Hospital. He died peacefully in the presence of his wife and children. He was the husband of Gloria Y. (Wood) of Jacksonville, Ala. Born on December 22, 1931, in Sunbury, Bruce was the son of the late Bruce T. and Pauline (Runyan) Bobb. Bruce graduated from Sunbury High School and served in the U.S. Army Medical Corp. from 1955 to 1957. While stationed in Alabama, he met Gloria and they later married on August 10, 1958, and they recently celebrated 55 years together. After obtaining a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from the Medical College of Virginia, he went on to work at the Easter Seal Society of York County from 1957 to 1996. He started there as a physical therapist and was named the executive director in 1975. Bruce was involved in community service efforts and was a member of a number of organizations. He served as the president of the Cosmopolitan Club of York and the York Co. Council of Agency Executives. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Arthritis Foundation in 1967, the Cosmopolitan Club of York in 1973, and from Tough Love of York in 1985. A logical man with an unrelenting sense of humor and an affinity for antiquing, Bruce and Gloria raised four children and cared deeply about their church, Eastminster Presbyterian. Bruce is survived by four children, James T. Bobb and his wife Jessica, of York, Patricia Coppersmith and her husband Wayne, of Marietta, Michael Bobb and his wife Susan, of York, and Christi Bernlohr and her husband Christopher, of York. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, in addition to a brother, William T. Bobb, of Lewisburg; and two nephews, Kirk and Paul. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 30, 2013, at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 311 Haines Road, York, with the Rev. Dr.Gregory Seckman officiating. A visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Friday preceding the service. Burial will be in Mount Rose Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Eastminster Presbyterian Church 311 Haines Road, York, PA 17403. The Etzweiler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1111 E. Market St., York, is in charge of arrangements. www.etzweiler.com
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Aug. 28, 2013
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