The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

December 20, 2013

Gloria J. Bruce

The Tribune-Democrat

SEBRING, FLA. — BRUCE – Gloria J., Sebring, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Born Oct. 15, 1930, in Gray, to John and Lena Kubasik. She was a homemaker and formerly an employee of the Pennsylvania State University, where she worked as an editor in the Audio-Visual Services Library and where she also attended classes, earning her associate degree at age 45. She leaves behind a loving husband of 63 years, Richard D. Bruce; daughter, Kathleen Couprie (Bernard); daughter, Betsy Henning (Tom); son, Scott (Anne); son, Tom (Anne); daughter, Joan Narkum (David); and daughter, Luann Gips (Jerry). Preceded in death by son, Rob (fiancee, Sandy). Gloria was a devoted wife and mother who welcomed each new child in her extensive, extended family with great joy. She enthusiastically received each of her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving her, they are Nathan, Aaron, Adam, Matt, Spencer, Audrey, Leesa, David, Ben, Julie, Nick, Ali, Tommy, Chloe, Rebecca, Grant and Maxwell. Memorial service for friends and family will be held at a later date in Pennsylvania. Friends paying their respects stopped by the Bruces’ home yesterday evening. Donations can be made to Robert J. Bruce Memorial Fund. Arrangements by Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, Fla. (

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