Marlin Bruce Steele Obituary

Marlin Bruce Steele

M. Bruce Steele, 89, of Dayton, PA went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 9, 2020 peacefully with his wife Sara M. (Lydic) by his side on the farm they had resided on since 1960. They were married April 23, 1955, enjoying 65 years together. Bruce, son of Boyd and Irene (Johnson) Steele, was born August 23rd, 1931, in Home, PA. He was one of 11 children. Bruce proudly served as a Corporal in the Army during the Korean War being stationed in Pusan where he served as a cook. While serving, he was awarded the Republic of Korean Presidential Unit Citation, Korean Service Medal, Bronze Service Star, the National Defense Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was also a member of the Dayton American Legion. A member of the Dayton Glade Run Presbyterian Church, he served as an elder and as caretaker of the Church cemetery and the United Presbyterian Cemetery for many years. Bruce was a self-employed dairy farmer for thirty years until his retirement in 1991. He was a member of the local Dayton Grange #1819, where he served as Master for 30 years; also a member of the Pennsylvania State Grange and National Grange. He was also a member of the Dayton PFA Council & served on the board of Armstrong County. Gardening was a hobby he enjoyed and time spent with family was treasured. Survived by Son Danny (Joyce) Steele of Dayton, Daughters: Janet Steele of Kittanning, Bonnie (Ted) Adams of Dayton, Linda (Daniel) Simpson of Marion Center. 9 grandchildren Keith (Leslie) Lightner, Brandi (Jesse) Anderson, Eric (Chrissi) Steele, Joni Simpson, Sara (Josh) Gandolfi, Courtney Simpson (companion Zeke), Cody Simpson, Brittany (Matt) Prentice, and Aaron (Fallon) Simpson and 10 great-grandchildren. Step grandchildren Hilary (Ron) Misjeka, Nick (Lynzie) Adams and 4 step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Raymond (Helen), Myrna (Harold) Marshall, Lula (Richard) Malcom, Evelyn (William) Lundstrum, Earl, Dean (Marsha), Donna (Eugene) Daugherty, Martha (Thomas) Anderson, and sister in law Mary. He leaves behind to cherish his memories brothers H. Blaine and wife Betty Jean of Indiana, Roger of Punxsutawney and Sister-in-law Floy of Indiana. The family thanks and acknowledges Tammy Gamble for her care and compassion for Bruce over the last weeks. Relatives and friends will be welcomed from 2-4pm and 6-7:30 pm with the service at 7:30pm on Monday, September 14, 2020 at the Glade Run Presbyterian Church, Dayton PA with Pastor Sheila Wadding officiant. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Bruce’s memory to the Dayton Glade Run Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund at 2540 Dayton-Smicksburg Rd. Dayton, PA. 16222
August 23, 1931 - September 9, 202008/23/193109/09/2020
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M. Bruce Steele, 89, of Dayton, PA went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 9, 2020 peacefully with his wife Sara M. (Lydic) by his side on the farm they had resided on since 1960. They were married April 23, 1955, enjoying 65 years together. Bruce, son of Boyd and Irene (Johnson) Steele, was born August 23rd, 1931, in Home, PA. He was one of 11 children.Bruce proudly served as a Corporal in the Army during the Korean War being stationed in Pusan where he served as a cook. Whil...

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