Joseph G. Bruce
1937 - 2017
Schmidt Funeral Home
5000 Wattsburg Road
Erie, PA
Joseph G. Bruce, 80, of Harborcreek, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017, at St. Mary's Home of Erie. He was born in Erie, on June 20, 1937, a son of the late Joseph G. Bruce, Sr. and Jeanette Weber Bruce.

Joseph attended Millcreek High School and served in the United States Navy aboard the USS John Paul Jones (DD-932) during the Korean War. He worked at Amsco and Steris for 30 years before retirement and was a member of Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church. He belonged to the American Legion Carl Neff Post 571 and enjoyed classic cars, especially his 1964 Chevelle.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Mary Grace Kisiel.

Survivors include his wife, Wilda "Willie" Bray Bruce; two daughters, Pamela Kisiel Brink and her husband, Dean, of Harborcreek, and Heather Bruce Cass and her husband, Dan, of Erie; three sons, Joe Kisiel and his wife, Shaun, of Erie, Rich Kisiel and his wife, Kristie, of Harborcreek, and Patrick Bruce and his wife, Stephanie, of Erie; two sisters, Barbara Gaeckle of Erie and Cathy Mullen and her husband, Gary, of Clearfield, Pa.; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Rd., on Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. and are invited to services at Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 863 Silliman Ave., Erie, PA 16511, or to a charity of one's choice.

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Published by Erie Times-News from Dec. 19 to Dec. 20, 2017.
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My most sincere and heartfelt condolences to Willie and all the family.
Michael Hickey
December 24, 2017
Willie and family
Please know that we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. We will miss Joe and his sense of humor. He will be missed among his car friends.
Bill and Barb Schutte
December 20, 2017
My sincere condolences to the family may you find comfort in the God of all comfort during this difficult time.
December 20, 2017
My condolences to Willie, Heather and the family. I have some great memories of the good times we had through the years.
Steve Lynch
December 19, 2017
Our condolences, Willie, Pam, Dean, and family, on Joe's passing from the Reinwald family
Jean Moses
December 19, 2017
I remember him the most as kid growing up,Uncle Joe, he will be in my prayers,we will miss you
John Sokolowski
December 19, 2017
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