Stanley Bruce Beuchler

July 4, 1938July 15, 2014

Greensboro, NC: Stanley Bruce Beuchler passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Beacon Place with his family at his bedside.

A celebration of Bruce’s life will be held at 2:30 PM Thursday, July 17, 2014 in the First Presbyterian Church’s Mullin Life Center. His family will visit with friends following the service at the church.

Bruce was born on July 4, 1938 in Branchdale, PA and was the son of the late Elizabeth Dunlap and Stanley Charles Beuchler. He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Grace and his brother, Dennis David Beuchler.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jayne Oakley Beuchler; daughter Michelle and her husband George and son Davis Richards of Charlotte, NC; son, Jason and wife Lea and daughters Madison and Charlie Catherine Beuchler of Greensboro. Also surviving are his brother, LaMarr Beuchler and his wife Jo of Chesapeake, VA; sister-in-law Patricia K Beuchler of Chadds Ford, PA; brother-in-law C. Mitchell Oakley and wife Betsy of Greensboro; brother-in-law James B. Oakley and Judy Jarrett of Greensboro. He has also been blessed to have lots of fun and laughter with his many nieces and nephews. Bruce graduated from Pennsbury High School in Bucks County Pennsylvania in 1956; he served in the United States Navy on a survey ship that charted the Persian Gulf and other waters of the area. He graduated from Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA in 1963 where he was president of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity and received his MBA from the University of Hartford Connecticut in 1969.

He began his career with Stanley Tools in New Britain CT and when the opportunity came to return to North Carolina he joined Boren Brick Company. He moved to Columbia, SC where he became president of Richtex Hanson Brick Company until his retirement on 2002.

After retirement he and Jayne returned to Greensboro where he became an active member of the First Presbyterian Church. He is a former president of the Young Men’s Bible Class, usher, and on several committees.

He was a member of the Columbia, SC Rotary Club and the Greensboro Rotary Club. He served on the Board of the School of Humanities and Architecture at Clemson University for many years, the Board of Trustees at Columbia College, The Board of Visitors at Presbyterian College, and the Board of Columbia Technical Institute. He was the board Chair of Junior Achievement of Columbia, the Board of Directors of the United Way of the Midlands, the Leukemia Society of Columbia, Lexington Medical Center Foundations, the Industrial Chief Executive Group of Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, and a board member of both the North and South Carolina Brick Associations. He assisted with the combining of the two into the Brick Association of the Carolinas. He was also a member of the Brick Industry Association.

Throughout Bruce’s life he enjoyed the outdoors and communed with nature thru his interest in landscaping and sports. His grandchildren will carry on his love of the outdoors as he spent much time with them, teaching them how to appreciate the beauty it is. Watching sporting events gave pleasure to Bruce especially if it was while watching his children or grand-children play. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as snow and water skiing. It’s these memories of family trips or merely sitting on the deck talking about the day that will be treasured. With his friends, he was a member of the “Golf Group” and for much of their lives played golf, played tricks on one another, watched as their families grew in age and size, and built the foundation for a good life.

Bruce was a kind and gentle soul who lived a life of honor and integrity. Family always coming first, his children sought him out for advice in life’s challenges, knowing his opinion was one worth taking. Through volunteerism he taught the grandchildren the importance of giving back as they “rang the bell” during the holidays. He loved Jayne most of all and lit up every time he saw her. He was a loving and faithful man who will be missed.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 611 N. Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405

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July 23, 2014

Dear Jayne and family:
We are saddened by the loss of such a good man who gave so much to so many. God bless.
Jane (Pennsbury 56) and Paul (55) Giordano

Lynne Verna

July 21, 2014

Bruce was a wonderful friend and a really solid citizen. We will miss him. All of us who knew Bruce at Pennsbury High School will remember his kindness, his wonderful tenor singing voice and his quarterbacking of the football team. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jayne and the family at this difficult time

rich rapino

July 21, 2014

When I moved to Bucks County in 1953 Bruce was one of the first students to meet me .and we became very good friends. after high school we went our separate ways,Bruce to college then the United States Navy myself to the workforce. we connected at our 50th class reunion, and we would get together in Myrtle Beach play some golf, drink some beers tell stories and talk about old friends, it was a great time. I was fortunate to spend some time with Bruce and Jane and their granddaughter Charlie in Orlando this year. we had a wonderful day talked about many things. Bruce was a very special person he will be missed by many. Sincerely Richard Rapino

July 20, 2014

Dear Jayne and family. I was so very sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. Bruce has always been such a nice man. Everyone seemed to love him when we went to high school. He was still a great guy as he got older. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. You have my deepest sympathy. Peace be with Bruce and all of you.
Love, Dot (Hackett) Gerhart

Karen Rowland

July 18, 2014

Our heart felt condolences to the family. Working with Jason watching him daily as his Dad was losing his battle our prayers go out to all of you who will miss this family member who was so loved. Marshall and Karen Rowland

Fran Bond

July 17, 2014

Dear Jane & Family, Have certainly missed you all. You will be in my prayers as you all have been during Bruce's brave fight. Much affection. Fran

jimmy strunk

July 17, 2014

words are hard to find at a time like this ,prayers and good thoughts for the family --MR B was a great leader ,mentor and dear friend ,he tought me many things that have helped me grow and share with others . besides making brick he and i enjoyed many deer and rabbit hunts together , great memories .

jimmy strunk

July 17, 2014

To the family of Bruce please know that I was saddened to learn of Bruce's passing. He and I were Pennsbury classmates. Years after we graduated he crossed paths with me in Greenboro one evening as I walked across a hotel lobby one evening. For a number of years after, whenever I traveled to Greensboro for Exxon it was my pleasure to break bread with Bruce, and on one occasion with Bruce and his Dad. After my Exxon adventures, we no longer crossed paths, but did exchange emails. Bruce was to me a very friendly and kind man. It was my good fortune to know him, and keep occasional contact over the years. I'm confident that for his family all the fond memories of the good times with Bruce will help ease his loss. Sincerely, Ken Watov

Dave Case

July 17, 2014

To the Beuchler family. What a great humanitarian Bruce was, kind, generous and always ready to help others. Every time I came up with some crazy endeavor Bruce was always first to contribute and follow up. You all should be very proud, I know I was and am proud to have worked with him.

July 17, 2014

Bruce left a legacy for all to emulate. We are grateful and richer for his influence and guidance over the years. Our hearts go out to Jayne, Michelle, Jason and the rest of the family. Heidi Beegle, Chris & John Kosa, Adam & Tracy Beuchler.