Bruce Allhands
1946 - 2017
Bruce Allhands

Bruce Campbell Allhands, 71, of Gilbert, Ariz., died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Gilbert.

Allhands was born June 11, 1946, in Williamsport, the son of John (Jack) Foster Allhands and Miriam A. (Campbell) Allhands. He was a 1964 Williamsport High School graduate and remained lifelong friends with his classmates.

Allhands proudly enlisted in the Navy in 1966 and rose to the rank of Petty Officer Second Class (Torpedoman's Mate). He cherished the time he served on the nuclear submarine USS Nathanael Greene SSBN 636.

Allhands was married to Deborah Sue Petro of West Lebanon from 1966-70. They had a daughter, Dawn Lee Allhands, who died at birth. Allhands married Judith Faye (Phillips) Seyfried on Dec. 15, 1973. She survives.

Allhands worked at the Indiana Highway Department from 1969-70, followed by General Telephone Co. He left that job to attend Purdue University on the GI Bill, earning his bachelor's degree in Industrial Technology Supervision in 1978. He worked for CTS Corp. and Rostone Corp. before joining Subaru of Indiana Automotive, where he worked from the time the plant opened in 1989 until he became disabled in 2004.

Allhands enjoyed hunting, fishing and shooting, and he was a proud member of the NRA. He loved Purdue sports, especially football and women's basketball. After moving to Arizona in 2014, he become an Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona State University fan.

In addition to his wife, Allhands is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Corey and Joanna Allhands, and his beloved grandson, Casey, of Gilbert; a stepson, William Michael Seyfried Jr. of Boulder City, Nev.; his brothers, Bradley Allhands of Clinton, Ind., and Barry Allhands of Richmond, Ind.; and many nieces and nephews.

Allhands was preceded in death by his parents and favorite uncle and aunt, Larry and Jaxine Zufall.

Memorial service is 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at Hope Covenant Church in Chandler, Ariz. Donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation in lieu of flowers. A second memorial service and burial will be scheduled later in Williamsport.

Published by Journal & Courier on Oct. 14, 2017.
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I am so sorry to hear about your loss. May you gain much comfort by pouring out your heart to God in prayer. He loves you and wants to care for you during this most difficult time. Please accept my sincere condolences.
November 7, 2017
Rest in peace
October 31, 2017
Heartfelt condolences for the friends and family of Bruce. May you find comfort in your loving memories and peace in knowing God is with you in this difficult time.
October 21, 2017
Great memorial service last night. Corey did an amazing job with his tribute to Bruce. Learned so much about Bruce and the Allhands legacy watching the well done video. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Allhands family. Love, Scott and Becki
Scott Krueger
October 21, 2017
Sincere condolences from the Butz Family. So many fun memories! Happy to know he made it to AZ. We'll be up for the service.


Lee and Ed
October 20, 2017
To the Allhands Family,

On behalf of the Charleston Base SUBVETS and Swamp Fox Chapter SUBVETS WWII, I offer you our sincere condolences on Bruce's passing. We grieve with you on the loss of your loved one and our shipmate. The SUBVETS will have your family in our thoughts and prayers. There is no expiration date on the back of our dolphins and Bruce, who earned his 'fish' when he qualified on USS NATHANAEL GREENE SSBN-636, will always be remembered as a Brother of the Phin and a great Patriot.

TM2(SS) Bruce Alhands
US Navy Submarine Veteran
Now on Eternal Patrol
Sailor Rest Your Oar
Your Shipmates Have The Watch

Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate

Charleston Base Submarine Veterans
Nick Nichols, MTCM(SS) USN Ret.
Base Chaplain
Nick Nichols
October 18, 2017
Corey-I am very sorry to hear about your Dad. I have many memories of your family in the years you and Jimmy were in school.
Jodie Hicks
October 18, 2017
Knew Bruce through our mutual friend Larry North when we were attending Purdue together. Could always count on Bruce for a smile and a laugh to share. So sorry for your loss.
Jim Hymen
October 17, 2017
I am sorry to hear about Mr. Allhands.
As the days pass missing him will be greater at times but with the many prayers and thoughts from all will help you get through the difficult days ahead.
May the God who binds up the brokenhearted comfort all who mourn sustain your family.
Isaiah 61: 1,2

- with heartfelt sympathy
October 17, 2017
Very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May you find peace from God during your time of grief. Rm. 15:33
October 17, 2017
Judy so sorry to see this. Bruce was one of the good guys. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Carl and Carla Ellis
Carla Ellis
October 16, 2017
On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI), I offer our sincere condolences on Bruce's passing. You and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers. We are forever grateful for Bruce's service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service. To our Brother of the Phin we say, Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. May you rest in peace and may God bless your loved ones who remain. Thank you for your service to our country."

"Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way." 2 Thess 3:16.

Bruce Campbell Allhands TM2(SS), US Navy, Now on Eternal Patrol.
Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate.

Bill Dixon, National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI.
Bill Dixon
October 16, 2017
I think you all know how I felt about Bruce. He was so special to all his classmates. He always made us smile. He knew our middle names and birthdays. You are all in my prayers. Be sure and let me know when you are taking him home to Williamsport and if I am able I will try and be there.
Beverlie VanLeer
October 14, 2017
Sorry to hear of your lost! I worked with Bruce in stamping at SIÅ.
October 14, 2017
My condolences to the entire family, Bruce and I worked together when he started at SIA, and he was a great day! RIP Bruce
Paul Creasy
October 14, 2017
I'm praying for you Corey.
Tom Melville
October 14, 2017
I worked with Bruce at Sia for years until he got sick. He was a great natured man who was so much fun to be around. I know he will be truely missed as I have missed him since he left Subaru. R.I.P. Bruce
Barry Hetsko
October 14, 2017
I would like to offer my deepest condolences to you and your family. As you reflect on cherished memories of Bruce, may you find comfort and hope.
Jeremiah 29:11,12
October 14, 2017
You will be missed dear brother
Barry Allhands
October 13, 2017
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