2012-08-02 / Obituaries

Bruce Schnure

July 29, 2012


Bruce Schnure Bruce Schnure Bruce Whitmore Schnure, 98, of 14 West Third St., Watsontown, PA, died Sunday, July 29, 2012 at the Evangelical Community Hospital Emergency Room.

He was born April 4, 1914 in Laurelton, a son of the late Nevin and Ethel (Bogenrief) Schnure. He married the former Myrtle Hironimus, and they celebrated 70 years of marriage until her death in 2005.

He was a graduate of Hartley Township High School. He started his working career at the Laurelton Foundry and later transferred to the Watsontown Foundry where he served as the Superintendent for many years.

Mr. Schnure was a longtime member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Watsontown. He was also a member of the Watsontown Masonic Lodge #401 F.&A.M. for 63 years, the Keystone Rod & Gun Club and a member of the Watsontown Lions Club where he received the Melvin Jones award for outstanding humanitarian services, was past president and treasurer, received Lion of the Year award in 2003 and had 58 years of perfect attendance. Bruce had a chance to try out for the Phillies and Cardinals professional baseball teams, but declined because of his loyalty to his wife and family whom he loved spending time with. He also enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing.

Surviving are one son, Karl Schnure of Wyalusing; two grandsons and one granddaughter in- law, Ron Schnure of Wyalusing and James and Carolyn Schnure of LeRaysville; one sister and brother-in-law, Bernice and Robert Dluge of Elysburg; two great-granddaughters and six great-greatgrandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by one son, C. Eugene Schnure, and three brothers, Bill, Kenneth and Dean Schnure.

Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Aug. 2, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 Main St., Watsontown, where the funeral will be held at noon with his pastor, the Rev. James H. Fladland, officiating.

A Masonic Service will be held at the graveside following the committal in Watsontown Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 Main St., Watsontown, PA 17777.

The family is being assisted by Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, Watsontown.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com.

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