OBITUARY

Bruce Thomas Paulus

May 10, 1958June 9, 2019
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Bruce Thomas Paulus, beloved brother and son, born May 10, 1958, passed away June 9, 2019, due to fatal injuries as a result of a motorcycle accident. That bike was his pride and joy.

Bruce graduated from Rootstown High School in 1976. He was always a hard worker with his first job at Porky Pig’s when he was thirteen years old. He worked for Smithers Scientific Services in Ravenna for many years and with Quality Synthetic Rubber for the past twenty-one years.

Preceded in death by his father Roy and his brother Steve.

Survived by his mother, Jeanne (Nagle) of Rootstown; brothers Dale (Marissa) of Killeen, Texas; John (Ana) of Conway, South Carolina; Tim of Brimfield; Wayne (Cathy) of Rootstown; Joe (Delia) of Rootstown; Dan (Annette) of Rootstown; sister-in-law Kim of Rootstown; and many nieces, nephews, and great friends, including his greatest friends and riding buddies Rick and Nita Saltzman, Mark and Donna Smith, Donny and Anna Blackiston, and Tim Smith.

Bruce is giving life with saving at least three others as an organ donor. Bruce was always willing to help the family whenever asked. He was very generous with his nieces and nephews and was niece Rachel’s guardian. He was never mean or spiteful to anyone but he sure talked a big story! Bruce loved camping with his friends and always had stories about each trip. Bruce’s goofy laughter is ingrained in the soul of anyone who knew him and he will be missed like a cool breeze on a warm summer day.

Many thanks to the people and police officers of St. Clair Township who, as strangers to Bruce, went out of their way to respond at his accident. They are a testament to the beauty of humanity. Also, our appreciation for the heartfelt kindness and professionalism of the Pittsburgh Presbyterian Hospital ICU staff and Amy of the Center for Organ Recovery and Education who all showed so much care for our brother as if he was their own brother.

Friends and family will be received Friday, June 14, 2019, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend David Misbrener at 11:00 AM on Saturday at St. Peter of the Fields Catholic Church, 3487 Old Forge Rd., Rootstown. Inurnment will take place at St. Peter of the Fields Cemetery.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, June 15, 2019

Memories

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Linda A. Grible

June 16, 2019

Bruce was my second cousin. I remember him well from when our families would get together for summer reunions at Water Works Park and other family gatherings over the years. He was always very friendly and welcoming, and I always enjoyed visiting with him.

We are very sorry for your loss. Andy and I share our sympathies and condolences with Aunt (cousin) Jeanne and all of the Paulus family, and are keeping all in our thoughts and prayers.

Linda and Andy Grible and family

Christine Wright

June 16, 2019

I just learned of Bruce's passing. I am so sorry for the entire Paulus family. Bruce and I graduated together. Thinking back to times spent with him, I remember him always having a smile on his face. He was a nice person and I am glad to have known him. My condolences to you.

Tracy Derschau

June 14, 2019

Condolences to Dan and family
Kevin and Tracy Derschau

Anna Baab Bennett

June 11, 2019

Bruce was a co-worker, a friend and just like family. He always, always, always had a story to tell. What I wouldn't do now to have him come tell me a story. He will be missed greatly by so many people!
Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult and unexpected time. So very sorry for you loss.

Chris Paulus

June 10, 2019

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Biography

Bruce Thomas Paulus, beloved brother and son, born May 10, 1958, passed away June 9, 2019, due to fatal injuries as a result of a motorcycle accident. That bike was his pride and joy.

Bruce graduated from Rootstown High School in 1976. He was always a hard worker with his first job at Porky Pig’s when he was thirteen years old. He worked for Smithers Scientific Services in Ravenna for many years and with Quality Synthetic Rubber for the past twenty-one years.

Preceded in death by his father Roy and his brother Steve.

Survived by his mother, Jeanne (Nagle) of Rootstown; brothers Dale (Marissa) of Killeen, Texas; John (Ana) of Conway, South Carolina; Tim of Brimfield; Wayne (Cathy) of Rootstown; Joe (Delia) of Rootstown; Dan (Annette) of Rootstown; sister-in-law Kim of Rootstown; and many nieces, nephews, and great friends, including his greatest friends and riding buddies Rick and Nita Saltzman, Mark and Donna Smith, Donny and Anna Blackiston, and Tim Smith.

Bruce is giving life with saving at least three others as an organ donor. Bruce was always willing to help the family whenever asked. He was very generous with his nieces and nephews and was niece Rachel’s guardian. He was never mean or spiteful to anyone but he sure talked a big story! Bruce loved camping with his friends and always had stories about each trip. Bruce’s goofy laughter is ingrained in the soul of anyone who knew him and he will be missed like a cool breeze on a warm summer day.

Many thanks to the people and police officers of St. Clair Township who, as strangers to Bruce, went out of their way to respond at his accident. They are a testament to the beauty of humanity. Also, our appreciation for the heartfelt kindness and professionalism of the Pittsburgh Presbyterian Hospital ICU staff and Amy of the Center for Organ Recovery and Education who all showed so much care for our brother as if he was their own brother.

Friends and family will be received Friday, June 14, 2019, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend David Misbrener at 11:00 AM on Saturday at St. Peter of the Fields Catholic Church, 3487 Old Forge Rd., Rootstown. Inurnment will take place at St. Peter of the Fields Cemetery.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.