OBITUARY

Dominick David Bruno

September 17, 1940October 7, 2020
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Dominick David Bruno took his last breath on earth and his first life-giving breath in Heaven on October 7, 2020 at 10:43 p.m.

His 80 years of life were filled with joy and family. “Dave” as he was called by those close to him, was born in Huntington Long Island, NY on September 17, 1940, to his parents, Dominic and Katherine Bruno. He attended Central Bible College, where he met the love of his life, Evelyn Heller Bruno. Married for 59 y ears, together they created a loving Christian home and family. Their three daughters, Sharon, Lisa and Kristina were his pride and joy.

Dave was a mailman for the USPS in both Long Island and in Raleigh. He had a great love and talent for gardening, which countless people enjoyed while being so hospitably treated when they came to visit or stay at his home. Dave was a sacrificial giver to missions; not only with his time and money, but also with allowing and supporting his daughter’s family as they served God overseas. His greatest accomplishment was that he was a man who served God and people generously, and without holding back.

A man of prayer and faith in God, Dave was a servant behind the scenes. He served in many capacities in Huntington Assembly of God, Raleigh First and North Haven including: Deacon, Elder, Youth Leader, Worship Leader, Sunday School Superintendent, Usher and leader of Senior Groups, and was a faithful participant in “Friday Morning Men’s Fellowship” prayer group.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Heller Bruno, his daughters Sharon Bruno Clardy (husband Charles), Lisa Bruno Stewart (husband David), Kristina Bruno Nieshalla (husband Mark), his eight grandchildren Jason Clardy (wife Anna), Megan Clardy, Andrea Stewart Rakes (husband Nathan), Tiffany Stewart, Elijah Stewart, Grace Nieshalla, Chase Nieshalla, Alexis Nieshalla and two great-grandchildren David Rakes and Anna Rakes.

His family would like to thank all those who were so kind and generous towards them since Dave’s diagnosis in February. Though he did not receive an earthly healing from ALS, he clung to the healing power of Jesus till the very end, when he received his heavenly body. His wife, daughters, sons-in-laws, grandchildren and great grandchildren feel the great weight of this loss but comfort in the hope that one day we will again be with him, walking through the beautiful gardens of Heaven.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be sent to the “Compassion Fund”, North Haven Church, 6620 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27615. Or The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter, 4 N. Blount Street - Suite 200 Raleigh, NC 27601 webnc.asla.org, In honor of Dominick Bruno.

A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm, North Haven Church, 6620 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27615. (Due to COVID-19 restrictions masks are required to be worn)

Arrangements with Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 East Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, October 22, 2020

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Kathy Dara

October 22, 2020

The first time I met Dave was at the engagement party we threw for Jason and Anna. When he walked in and saw the dining room he said “oh my, a spread like you only see in New York” To me it was such a wonderful complement and he was instantly family! Watching him dance with Peter at Jason and Anna‘s wedding will be how I will always remember him! He will be so missed!

Robert Madden

October 11, 2020

Dave, aka Junior and better known by some as Maury Wills, has always been a mentor and dear friend. You could always trust him as his word was his bond. His love for Christ shined through and through, both in words and deeds. Family mattered! And he made everyone feel like family. As for Maury Wills, who was a famous baseball player that stole over 100 bases one year, Dave wanted to be like him on the softball field, always reaching to steal an additional base. Most of the time, he didn't reach it, he was thrown out, but achieved stardom by having his teammates call him Maury Wills, for his attempts at stealing. I am sure it is the only thing he ever tried to steal in his life. Cindy and I are so blessed to have had him and Evelyn in our lives. The wonderful memories live on.

Robert Mechwart

October 10, 2020

Evelyn, Sharon, Lisa, Kristina and family, we were very saddened to hear about Dave’s passing, Bob enjoyed serving on the Board in Huntington with Dave for many years and also fellowship with the families at PTL. I also remember Dave and Evelyn riding their bikes to our home on Crestwood Drive and visiting with my boys Bradley and Todd, always smiling with an upbeat word. Nothing but good memories. We know Dave’s walk with the Lord was the real deal and he is receiving his rewards as we speak with the Lord Jesus, as his word assures us that he has gone to make a place for his own.
We will continue keeping all of you in prayer at this time.

Bob and Doris Mechwart

Chelsea Morton

October 10, 2020

Dave and Evelyn Bruno welcomed me into their home while I was working at Raleigh First. I rented the studio apartment above the garage for two years. They treated me like their own daughter. Made the best meals and introduced me to their daughter who has been one of my closest friends. He was always gentle and kind. Being a missionary kid and my parents not living near by they always opened up their home to me. I was so blessed to have them in my life. My memories with them I will always treasure in my heart!

Marlene Way

October 10, 2020

Mr. Bruno is one of the nicest people I have ever met. When the Royal Kids Camp was having a celebration Mr. Bruno let me ride with him so that I could attend. It was my first time going to and being in Dunn NC and he had wonderful stories to share along the way. I remember his smile. 🦋

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Biography

Dominick David Bruno took his last breath on earth and his first life-giving breath in
Heaven on October 7, 2020 at 10:43 p.m.
His 80 years of life were filled with joy and family. “Dave” as he was called by those
close to him, was born in Huntington Long Island, NY on September 17, 1940, to his
parents, Dominic and Katherine Bruno. He attended Central Bible College, where he
met the love of his life, Evelyn Heller Bruno. Married for 59 y ears, together they created
a loving Christian home and family. Their three daughters,Sharon, Lisa and Kristina
were his pride and joy.
Dave was a mailman for the USPS in both Long Island and in Raleigh. He had a great
love and talent for gardening, which countless people enjoyed while being so hospitably
treated when they came to visit or stay at his home. Dave was a sacrificial giver to
missions; not only with his time and money, but also with allowing and supporting his
daughter’s family as they served God overseas. His greatest accomplishment was that
he was a man who served God and people generously, and without holding back. A
man of prayer and faith in God, Dave was a servant behind the scenes. He served in
many capacities in Huntington Assembly of God, Raleigh First and North Haven
including: Deacon, Elder, Youth Leader, Worship Leader, Sunday School
Superintendent, Usher and leader of Senior Groups, and was a faithful participant in
“Friday Morning Men’s Fellowship” prayer group.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Heller Bruno, his daughters Sharon Bruno Clardy
(husband Charles), Lisa Bruno Stewart (husband David), Kristina Bruno Nieshalla
(husband Mark), his eight grandchildren Jason Clardy (wife Anna), Megan Clardy,
Andrea Stewart Rakes (husband Nathan), Tiffany Stewart, Elijah Stewart, Grace
Nieshalla, Chase Nieshalla, Alexis Nieshalla and two great-grandchildren David Rakes
and Anna Rakes.
His family would like to thank all those who were so kind and generous towards them
since Dave’s diagnosis in February. Though he did not receive an earthly healing from
ALS, he clung to the healing power of Jesus till the very end, when he received his
heavenly body. His wife, daughters, sons-in-laws, grandchildren and great
grandchildren feel the great weight of this loss but comfort in the hope that one day we
will again be with him, walking through the beautiful gardens of Heaven.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be sent to the “Compassion Fund”,
North Haven Church, 6620 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27615.
Or The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter, 4 N. Blount Street - Suite 200 Raleigh,
NC 27601 webnc.asla.org, In honor of Dominick Bruno.
A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm, North
Haven Church, 6620 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27615.
(Due to COVID-19 restrictions masks are required to be worn)

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