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Bruce Sylvester Cassaday

10/10/1935 - 08/18/2023
Service Date: 09/16/2023
Service Time: 11:00 am
Service Location: Bunker Garden Chapel

Bruce Cassaday passed away peacefully surrounded by family on August 18, 2023, in Mesa Arizona.

Bruce was born October 10, 1935, in Hope Michigan to Sylvester and Pauline Cassaday.

His childhood memories were of playing in the fields with friends and his 6 siblings on the family farm.

He had relocated to Arizona at the beginning of his sophomore year in high school and graduated from Mesa High School in 1954.

Bruce met the love of his life, Ellen, in 1959 and they were married in 1961. He graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in business management in 1960. In 1967, Bruce and Ellen moved to Colorado where they would raise their two children, Natalie and Doug. They lived in Colorado until 2021. The last 8 years they lived in Colorado they split their time between Colorado and Arizona.  They moved to Arizona permanently in 2021.

Bruce worked for Lockheed Martin in multiple positions over his 40-year career. He made many friends throughout his time at Lockheed Martin. He was a hard worker and well respected by his colleagues. In 2013, at the age of 77, Bruce retired.

He enjoyed camping, fishing and golf. One of his favorite things to do was to attend sporting events, with baseball being his first choice.

Bruce was a dedicated family man, and an amazing husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle.

His gentle loving kindness will be missed immensely.

Donations can be made to The Salvation Army in memory of Bruce.

Bruce is survived by his wife Ellen of 62 years, son Douglas (Jill); grandchildren: Hannah, Matthew and Jenna; great-grandchildren: Weston, McKenzie and Natalie; brother: Calvin (Janet) Cassaday; sisters: Connie Freeman, Carol Freeman and Ellen Devericks; sister-in-law: Emily Cassaday; brother in law Bruce Dundas; and the best nieces and nephews a guy could ask for.

Bruce was preceded in death by his father Sylvester, mother Pauline, daughter Natalie, sister Emma Jean Dundas, brother Larry Cassaday and brothers-in-law Russ Devericks, Jim Freeman, and Don Freeman.

 

Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.

 

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