Bruce Edwards Haynam
February 26, 1931 – February 22, 2015
Bruce Edwards Haynam, 83, passed away on Sunday, February 22, in the presence of his family.
The youngest son of Arthur and Agnes Haynam, Bruce was born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
Upon graduating from University School, Bruce played baseball for the University of Michigan. Captain of the 1952 Big Ten championship team, he was their All-American shortstop of the 1953 national championship team, earning MVP honors. Longtime coach Ray Fisher named Bruce as his all-time shortstop. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta, the Vulcans (engineering honorary society), and Michigamua (campus honor society). He was inducted into Michigan’s Hall of Honor in 1988. Bruce graduated in 1954 with a BS in mechanical engineering.
After serving as captain in the Air Force, Bruce began his career as a sales engineer at Worthington Corporation. In 1959, he joined his brother Harvey as part-owner and Financial Vice President of Target Stamped Products in Kinsman, Ohio. In his free time, Bruce loved fishing in Canada, tending his prized begonias and roses, “working in the woods,” and coaching his daughters’ softball teams. In 1996, he and his wife chose the warmth of Naples, Florida for an active retirement.
Bruce is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara; his daughters Maribeth, Anne, and Leigh; his son-in-law, Bill Battino; and his grandchildren, Tyler and Skye Battino.
To honor his life, the family plans a private scattering of ashes at sea. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bruce’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Support Network (www.alzsupport.org), 660 Tamiami Trail N, Suite 21, Naples, FL 34102. The family also offers thanks to the staff and volunteers at Publix; Arden Court of Naples, FL; and the Douglas Jacobson State Veterans Nursing Home in Port Charlotte, FL.
“Go Blue, Dad. We love you to pieces.”
Bruce Edwards Haynam
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Laura Luther Scott
February 28, 2015
May you all find comfort in good memories at this sad time. I have many vivid memories: Jamie trotting behind him through the woods while Anne & I played in our forts, riding in the truck to softball, to name just a few. I always think of the Haynams when I see an M Go Blue bumper sticker! I am grateful for the gift of Mr. Haynam's life. Peace be with you all.
February 25, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.