Bruce Edwin Kirkpatrick January 5, 1953 – April 5, 2021
Bruce E. Kirkpatrick passed away after a long illness. He was born in Enid, Oklahoma on Vance Air Force Base. Both his parents served in the Air Force. He is predeceased by his mother Elizabeth (Betty), O’Hare/Kirkpatrick/ Waxweiler, son Bryan Kirkpatrick, and brother David Paul Kirkpatrick.
Bruce grew up in Hicksville, LI, NY. He joined the Navy in 1970, was stationed in Hawaii and served 3 years during the Viet Nam war on a nuclear sub. He then worked in the oil fields in Texas and Bakersfield, CA with his brother Paul. He lived for many years in the Lake Luzerne, NY area.
Bruce was a gentle soul, whip smart and hard working. Having conquered his alcoholism he spent many years in the service of helping others do the same. He retired to Daytona Beach, FL in 2009. He is survived by his son Preston, daughter Debra, (Tawnya Ritchie), sister Jenny Heudorfer/Lombard, Sister-In- Law Deborah Shiel/Kirkpatrick, grandchildren Jaclyn, Julia,Tyler, Emileigh, nephews George and Greg Heudorfer, and Dylan Kirkpatrick.
The family wish to thank the staff of Indigo Manor, Daytona Beach who compassionately cared for Bruce for the past several years.