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1903 Market St.
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Phone: 717-737-9961
Fax: 717-737-4618
Bruce Stauffer

Bruce E. Stauffer

Wednesday, January 3rd, 1934 - Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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Bruce E. Stauffer, 86, of Mechanicsburg, met Jesus in Heaven Thursday, June 17, 2020 at Artis Senior Living of West Shore, Camp Hill.

Born January 3, 1934 in Ringtown, PA he was the son of the late Ernest and Alvina (Horne) Stauffer.

Bruce served his country in the US Army. Bruce attended Penn State University where he received his Engineering degree. Bruce worked as a Civil Engineer until his retirement. After his retirement he went on to become a Realtor. Bruce enjoyed watching baseball in his free time.

Surviving is his loving wife of 25 years, Tina M. (Ullrich) Stauffer, of Mechanicsburg; his daughter Kelly Merrill and her husband William of Milwaukie, WI; and their children Grant and Pierce Merrill; step-sons Brandon and Ryan Bernhisel; and step-grandchildren Cody and Tory Bernhisel.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Bruce’s life is being planned at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Camp Hill for a date and time when restrictions allow.

Everyone who met Bruce liked him. He was a great husband, father, and friend. A treasure on Earth.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made in Bruce’s honor to a charity of your choice.

Myers-Harner Funeral & Cremation Service is handling the funeral arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 18th, 2020 | 10:30am - 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, July 18th, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Address
    2000 Chestnut St.
    CAMP HILL, PA 17011
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  • Service

    Saturday, July 18th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, July 18th, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Address
    2000 Chestnut St.
    CAMP HILL, PA 17011
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    Officiant
    Rev. John Brock
  • Interment

    Location
    Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Columbarium
    Address
    2000 Chestnut St.
    CAMP HILL, PA 17011
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Michael

Posted at 10:00am
27 years ago, in May, I began my real estate career with Walker Realty. One of the very first people I met that first day in May of 1993, was Bruce Stauffer. Bruce was welcoming, friendly and kind. Over the years our friendship grew as colleagues. Bruce was a significant part of my daily work life.

Bruce was a true aficionado. He was passionate about many activities and pastimes. Obviously, his Tina, and his families were paramount. But the two passions Bruce had that I was most impressed by were his love and knowledge of motion pictures and baseball, especially baseball. I have fond memories of the day we spend together at a Harrisburg Senators game. Bruce loved the game of baseball and was a true student of the game.

Leo Durocher, I believe famously said, “Nice guys finish last”. But whoever it was that said “Nice guys finish last” never met or knew Bruce. Anyone who knew Bruce well, and we all knew him well, know that Bruce was truly one of the “nice guys” in this life.

Bruce introduced me to the Ringtown native, Danny Litwhiler, who played major league baseball from 1940 to 1951, and who, as a famous major leaguer, never forgot his Ringtown roots. Litwhiler was someone who Bruce knew and followed. Danny introduced the radar gun to baseball and was the first major league player to record an error free season. Bruce told me all about Danny Litwhiler, someone Bruce knew and admired.

Bruce worked far beyond the government proscribed retirement age of 65, and Bruce was, in his own way, an Iron Man, like Lou Gehrig, the Iron Man of Baseball. In 17 seasons, Gehrig played in a record for that time of 2,130 consecutive games; only recently eclipsed by Cal Ripken. On July 4, 1939, during a Farewell Appreciation Day in Yankee Stadium, Lou Gehrig uttered his immortal words, “Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth”.

We are all lucky and blessed to have known Bruce Stauffer, and even more so, to call him friend. A True Hall of famer in my book.

By Michael Bennett
mlb@pa.net
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