Bruce A Sell

June 10, 1948October 28, 2021

Bruce Alan Sell, 73, of Altamont, NY, passed away suddenly at his second home in Las Vegas, NV on October 28, 2021. Bruce was born June 10, 1948 in New Kensington, PA to Joseph and Gloria (McGregor) Sell. Bruce attended New Kensington High School, followed by Penn Technical Institute. Bruce retired from ATC in Schenectady, NY, where he enjoyed his Quality Control position. Prior to that, he owned and operated Import Auto Sales and was previously an Information Technology Specialist for various companies. Bruce loved the Lord and was a member of Princetown Evangelical Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon and was involved in a small group; most recently he regularly attended Duanesburg Reformed Presbyterian Church. He was a collector of MG cars and had been involved with the Adirondack Triumph Association car club. He will be missed by numerous neighborhood, church and work friends. Bruce had an immeasurable amount of love and pride for his family. He is survived by son Joseph (Jennifer) Sell, daughter Catherine (Willam) Dufkin, granddaughters Alexis Gloria and Hannah Rose Sell, and grandson William Joseph Dufkin IV. He was predeceased by his parents Gloria and Joseph, and his son Bryan Sell. Bruce will be laid to rest alongside his parents at Palm Eastern Mortuary & Cemetery, 7600 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89123. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 10:00am (EST) at Duanesburg Reformed Presbyterian Church, 6512 Western Turnpike, Duanesburg, NY 12056. Those that are not local are welcome to attend virtually via live stream at A celebration of life reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the City Mission of Schenectady or to a memorial fund at Duanesburg Reformed Presbyterian Church.

Those that are not local are welcome to attend virtually via live stream at A celebration of life reception will follow.


27 November

Memorial Service

10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Duanesburg Reformed Presbyterian Church

6512 Western Turnpike
Duanesburg, NY 12056


Bruce A Sell

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Gary Buanno

November 9, 2021

I first met Bruce back in 2015 when he interviewed me for a job at ATC. Well thx Bruce I got the job ! He made it fun to work at ATC, especially with his crazy stories. That was the thing with Bruce he liked to laugh, make you laugh, share his stories and listen to yours. This is what life should always be like, having fun, sharing stories and laughing. That is why when someone like Bruce passes on, it's a little less fun in the world. But if I know Bruce he's currently laughing and sharing one haymaker of a story of one of his many life experiences and that puts a smile back on my face. God bless you friend we all will miss you.

Julie Colbert

November 9, 2021

Bruce always had a big smile on his face... Such a nice person... So sorry for your loss... Rest in peace Bruce!!

wendy dufkin

November 8, 2021

Cathy & Joe, Your dad was awesome! Able to make others feel at ease, and funny too. I am sorry for this unexpected loss that you must endure. Thank God we know he rests in the arms of God! You will see him again.
Much Love. -Wendy Dufkin

Brenan Kelley

November 8, 2021

It was March 2009 when I walked into the lab and you were sitting at the corner desk and I was nervous as heck starting my new job. You were the one to take me under your wing and help me grow as a professional and more importantly, a person. Day one of meeting you and we found a link. Back in the day you worked on copy machines with one of my close relatives . By the end of week one, we started sharing our made up lyrics to pop songs (all appropriate for sure). Week two, we were discussing our love for cars and trucks and we were finishing each others sentences. I soon found out that you would take all day to eat one dunk'n donut or whatever sweet treat we had that day.. You would squirrel it away in your top drawer and take little bites all day long. You liked to enjoy it and wanted it to last. The months and years passed and our relationship continued to strengthen. You helped me manage life and guided me through challenges that nobody else could do but you. You were always there for advice, a sounding board and a hug. I will always think of you. I will miss you.