Bruce was raised by James and Ethel Roberts on Sieberling’s farm. He had lots of fond memories of farm life with his parents and siblings. He lived in and attended Norton city schools. He was proud to be one of the first classes to graduate from the “new” high school built in the mid 50’s. He attended school to be a diesel mechanic but found his career at B & W and gave 40 years of service. Often the dinner table was full of discussion of the antics of coworkers and current projects. There are also many fond memories filled with laughter and jokes between Bruce and his four brothers: Jerry, Howard, Raymond and Bobby. He also has a sister Jean. He wed twice. First with Wanda and he raised a daughter, Roxanne. Later he married Katherine and raised a second daughter Robin and gained a teenage son, Lee. He was a great Dad. He never missed a practice or game. He taught us to ride bikes, ride motorcycles, and properly mow with riding mowers, how to drive standard shift and most impressively how to correctly back a trailer. He sincerely was a “jack of all trades” and could fix anything. He was a licensed electrician, he could plumb, and he was great at carpentry and could even sew. Later in life he was bored with retirement and worked several years for Akron Auto Auction. Post stroke he could no longer live alone and became a resident at Windsong Nursing and Rehab facility. There he gained a second family with his caregivers. He passed away on Tuesday, December 15th from natural causes. Because of Covid precautions, a private service for immediate family only will be on Monday, December 21st at Campfield Hickman Collier Funeral Home with burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park where he will rest with his beloved Katherine.
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