Bruce G. Stanford, age 79 of Randolph, passed away Monday, March 24, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born March 9, 1935, in Ravenna, Ohio, to parents Donald and Margaret A. (Lilley) Stanford. Bruce was an independent truck driver and also worked at Rotek and Keller Hall Construction. He was active in many community organizations including 4-H Saddle Club, Hayseed Club, and Randolph Historical Society. Bruce loved to garden, travel, and gather to listen to live country music with his many friends. Most of all, he was a devoted husband, loving father, and proud grandfather.
Bruce is survived by his children: Darla Kay (Neil) Manecke of Hudson, OH and Barbara Jean (Mark) Hupp of Canton, OH, as well as his granddaughter Amanda Rose Hupp of Canton.
In addition to his parents, Bruce was preceded in death by his beloved wife Shirley Jean Stanford on August 31, 2013, and his brother Paul Stanford.
Friends will be received Wednesday, March 26, 2014, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, where funeral services will be held on Thursday 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Randolph.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to a local charity or organization of your choice in Bruce's memory.
(Wood-Kortright-Borkoski 330-296-6436, RC 3-25 & 26-14)
Bruce was a special man, even though i have only known him for 10 months or so. I will miss him dearly. I also will remember the love he had for his family and wife. RIP Now you and Shirley can hold hands again!