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Alexander Funeral Home - North Chapel

4200 Stringtown Road, Evansville, IN

OBITUARY

William Bruce Branch

April 19, 1960April 18, 2019
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Wm. Bruce Branch, 58, formerly of Evansville, passed away on April 18, 2019 at his home in Broadview Heights, Ohio. He was born in 1960 in Owensboro, KY to the late John and Dorothy Branch.

Bruce had a “bigger than life” personality. He graduated from Central High School, where he played football. He attended ISU and received a Technical Certificate with Associate’s Degree in Diesel Mechanics from Oakland City College. He eventually moved to San Jose, CA where he managed restaurants for Pepsi Co. and was then hired in the Customer Service Department of Snap-On Tools, Inc. He excelled in this position and, through self-instruction and hard work, advanced to the executive level in the I.T. department. He was also a Customer Support Executive for Hobart, in Dayton, Ohio in recent years. Bruce and a colleague had recently started a data management business, DBS Technologies, that had begun to prosper.

Bruce loved his family and friends whole-heartedly and we will miss his sense of humor, optimistic attitude and willingness to pitch in whenever needed. He was an avid Colts fan and had a passion for cooking, especially grilling.

Bruce is survived by his fiance, Stephanie Tash, of Broadview Heights, OH; his children, Kaitlin Branch (fiancé Andre Pacheco) of Menlo Park, CA and Cory Branch of Sidney, OH; his siblings, Greg Branch (Linda) of Robinson, IL, Leanne Hudson (Steve) of Evansville, and David Branch of Aurora, CO. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and Stephanie’s children. He was loving and loved and will be terribly missed.

Alexander Funeral Home -North Chapel, 4200 Stringtown Road in Evansville is handling the arrangements. A funeral Mass will be officiated by Father Jay Davidson on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM at St Anthony Catholic Church, 704 N 1st Avenue in Evansville. Visitation will be on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the funeral home and 9:00 AM to service time at the church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderNorthChapel.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, April 26, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, April 26, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, April 27, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, April 27, 2019

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Rebecca Marine

April 30, 2019

I was so shocked to hear of Bruce's passing. My condolences to his family. Bruce and I worked at Snapon Diagnostics in San Jose, Ca. He was a fun / hard working guy. We gave him a fun fairwell send off, with one of your guys dressed in womens clothing jump out of a gift wrapped box. He enjoyed it! That's how I'll remember him, enjoying life.
RIP Bruce.

Love Becky Marine

Karen (Branch) Hinman

April 27, 2019

I have been out of town and just saw Bruce's obituary. My heart is saddened to learn of this. I will be keeping the entire Branch family in my prayers. Remember many precious Christmas memories and conversations with Bruce at Grandpa & Grandma Branch's house. He always had his big smile to share with others.

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