Bruce G. Stanford

March 9, 1935March 24, 2014
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Bruce G. Stanford, age 79 of Randolph, passed away Monday, March 24, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born March 9, 1935, in Ravenna, Ohio, to parents Donald and Margaret A. (Lilley) Stanford. Bruce was an independent truck driver and also worked at Rotek and Keller Hall Construction. He was active in many community organizations including 4-H Saddle Club, Hayseed Club, and Randolph Historical Society. Bruce loved to garden, travel, and gather to listen to live country music with his many friends. Most of all, he was a devoted husband, loving father, and proud grandfather.

Bruce is survived by his children: Darla Kay (Neil) Manecke of Hudson, OH and Barbara Jean (Mark) Hupp of Canton, OH, as well as his granddaughter Amanda Rose Hupp of Canton.

In addition to his parents, Bruce was preceded in death by his beloved wife Shirley Jean Stanford on August 31, 2013, and his brother Paul Stanford.

Friends will be received Wednesday, March 26, 2014, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, where funeral services will be held on Thursday 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Randolph.

Condolences and memories may be shared at In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to a local charity or organization of your choice in Bruce’s memory.


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 26, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 27, 2014

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April 2, 2014

So sorry about your Dad, he was a really nice man I only knew him a short time.

March 28, 2014

sorry to hear of your loss your dad and mom where really good people they where good friends with my mom and dad . they will be greatly missed

James & Shelley Neel (Minerva,oh)

mike wiland

March 26, 2014

Dear Barb and Darla, I am very sorry for your losses in such short time. It is very difficult. May God hold you in his hand right now, and always. I will forever miss Bruce and Shirley. They are very good, and nice, people. They always treated me so special. Beautiful pictures, and Barbie, That is a very beautiful little girl you have there! I included my email, if I can help in ANY way please let me know!
Your Friend always,
Mike Wiland

March 26, 2014

So sorry to hear of your father passing. Your father was a very kind and understanding man. It was a honor to know him, his wife and charming daughters.

Michael Shilling and family

Ken & Kay Pyles

March 26, 2014

We will miss both Bruce and Shirley. Stopping to chat while we worked in the yard. Bruce buzzing over on the golf cart to tell Ken some news. Shirley planting her geraniums in her wheelbarrow. Watching their little heads bob up and down while floating on their rafts! So much to miss. But they are rejoicing in Heaven now. "Absent from the body, present with The Lord" their reunion was that fast! We will truly, truly miss them. God Bless you all.

The staff of Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home

March 25, 2014

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.