March 24, 1936 - June 18, 2016
Bruce William Heath Sr., age 80, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016 at JourneyCare Hospice after lengthy illnesses. He was born March 24, 1936 in Battle Creek, Michigan. Bruce was a 1954 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School, attended Butler University for two years and went on to earn a Bachelor's degree in Accounting at Western Michigan University. After graduation from Western Michigan, he earned his CPA certification. On June 29, 1957 he was married to Betty Lou Masters. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Robert. He is survived by his wife, Betty, their four children: Bruce Jr., Bonnie Mapes, Tom (Michelle), Brad (Heatherlen); seven granddaughters: Courtney, Amanda, Erika, Acevedo, Ashley, Hannah, Kaitlyn and Alena; one grandson: Benjamin, and one great-grandson: Oliver Acevedo; sister Charlene Erskine and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Bruce enjoyed golf and coaching midget football, little league baseball, and boys basketball. He served on the Buffalo Grove Park District baseball board for a number of years. He also umpired men's semi-pro softball. His biggest joy in life was watching his children and grandchildren as they grew and participated in numerous activities throughout the years. Visitation and memorial service will be held Friday, June 24, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the River Woods Funeral Chapels, 205 S. River Road, Des Plaines, Illinois. The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association or journeyCare Hospice at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Bruce William Heath Sr., age 80, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016 at JourneyCare Hospice after lengthy illnesses. He was born March 24, 1936 in Battle Creek, Michigan. Bruce was a 1954 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School, attended... View Obituary & Service Information
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