Bruce Irvin Althouse

July 16, 1946March 28, 2018

Bruce Irvin Althouse Sr., 71, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 28th, 2018. He died unexpectedly while on vacation with his family. He was the son of the late Irvin I. Althouse and the late Dorothy A. (Kunkle) Althouse. Bruce was born in Lebanon, PA on July 16th, 1946. He graduated from South Lebanon High School in 1964, Millersville University in 1968, and later received a master’s degree from Millersville University in 1974. He was a math teacher at Northern Lebanon High School for 31 years, and also taught math at HACC and Lebanon Valley College. He was a member of the Lebanon County Educational Honors Society. Bruce was a member of the Lebanon Bible Fellowship Church where he was an elder, Sunday school teacher, and a member of the finance committee. He was also on the board of Youth for Christ for 25 years. Bruce loved his family well. He was a loving and devoted husband to Judy D. Althouse, with whom he would have celebrated 50 years of marriage on August 24, 2018. He was a wonderful and loving father to Ruthanne D. Gray and husband Greg of Myerstown; Bruce I. Althouse Jr. and wife Amber of New Hampshire, and Michael K. Althouse and wife Carrie of Virginia. He was a loving and caring grandfather to his 5 grandchildren, Mitchell, Molly and Micah Gray, and Sydney and Zoe Althouse. He loved his sister Darlene, wife of William Leeper. Bruce had many brothers-in-law, sisters-in law, nieces, and nephews whom he loved dearly. He also had a mother-in-law, Ruth Miller, whom he deeply loved. Bruce enjoyed many things, including traveling to all 50 states with his family, going to Europe with his wife, and taking a mission trip to Africa with his wife. He liked taking trips to his cabin in Tioga County. He spent countless hours outdoors enjoying God’s creation. Bruce especially enjoyed people. He was a good listener and a constant encourager. A viewing for Bruce will be held Wednesday, April 4th from 4-8 PM and a funeral service on Thursday, April 5th at 7:00 PM. Both the viewing and funeral will be held at the Lebanon Bible Fellowship Church at 1635 Mill Rd. Lebanon, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lebanon Bible Fellowship Church. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling his arrangements.


  • Viewing Wednesday, April 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 5, 2018

Bruce Irvin Althouse

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Beanie Swingholm

April 5, 2018

Bruce was an awesome person. Was always smiling and had a kind word for everyone. He was one of my favorite people. He will be missed. So very sorry for your loss.

Shari & Warren Weaver

April 2, 2018

Bruce was an outstanding individual. He loved his students and would go out of his way to help them succeed. He would help anyone that he could. There should be more individuals like him. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Bruce will be missed!