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Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home

4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, LA

OBITUARY

Joseph S. Bruno

November 3, 1928February 8, 2020
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Joseph Salvador Bruno, age 91, husband, father, grandfather, chemist, golfer, lover of oysters, dancing and casinos, left this world on February 8, 2020. Joseph served his country in the Army and then went on to study at Tulane University and graduated from LSUNO (now UNO) with a degree in chemistry. He continued his education while working and was often referred to as Dr. Bruno for his patents that transformed textiles to the wicking fabrics so widely used today. He was a volunteer at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Harahan, golfed with the Peanut Butter and Crackers Golf Club until age 89, and was a former member of the T-A-K Social Club and the Greater New Orleans Bromeliad Society.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Marie Sins Bruno, wife Katherine Stumpf Bruno, sons Bruce Bruno and Craig Bruno, son-in-law Gerard Nevle, grandson Jay Bruno, and granddaughter Jennifer Bruno.

He is survived by his daughters Pamela Nevle, Tiffiny Clark (Brian), Stephanie Bruno (Stephen de Beer); daughter in-law Betty Bruno; Marie’s children Carol Gares, Angie Sins (Tom Borders), and George Sins (Kim); Grandchildren Brad Nevle (Heather Kindschy), Jessie Wininger (Timmy), Bruce Bruno, Jr., Evette Mabry (Scott Guzman), Brian Clark, Jr.; and great-grandchildren Waylon Mabry, Alex Wininger and Marlowe Nevle.

The family will be accepting visitors at St. Rita's Catholic Church in Harahan on Wednesday, Feburary 12th from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Fr. Ken will then preside over a funeral mass at noon and all are welcome to attend. There will be a private family burial. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Women’s Foundation of Colorado (Katherine Bruno Prosperity Fund), 1901 E. Asbury Ave., Denver, CO, 80208; The Louisiana Center For Children’s Rights 1100-B Milton St, New Orleans, LA, 70122 or St. Rita’s Catholic Church, 7100 Jefferson Hwy, Harahan, LA, 70123.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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Joseph Salvador Bruno

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Daddy at Dragos AGAIN January 8, 2020

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Fathers Day 6-18-2017

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Dad & Marie's Engagement Picture March 1999

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Mom and Dad

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Daddy doing an experiment on Polytherm at the lab, picture in Popular Science Magazine

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Brian, Jr., Captain and Waylon

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Daddy's 88th Birthday Celebration 11/5/2016
Pam, Alex, Daddy, Jay, Timmy, Jessie, Waylon, Marie, Tiffiny, Brian, Jr., Evette, Scott, Brian, Heather & Brad

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Brad and Captain, Brad's Collage Graduation LSU

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Dad & His Girls Celebrating Pam's Birthday 8-23-2019

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Joseph Salvador Bruno

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Daddy at Dragos AGAIN January 8, 2020

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Fathers Day 6-18-2017

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Dad & Marie's Engagement Picture March 1999

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Mom and Dad

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Daddy doing an experiment on Polytherm at the lab, picture in Popular Science Magazine

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Brian, Jr., Captain and Waylon

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Daddy's 88th Birthday Celebration 11/5/2016
Pam, Alex, Daddy, Jay, Timmy, Jessie, Waylon, Marie, Tiffiny, Brian, Jr., Evette, Scott, Brian, Heather & Brad

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Brad and Captain, Brad's Collage Graduation LSU

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Dad & His Girls Celebrating Pam's Birthday 8-23-2019