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Bruce Higginbotham

Bruce Edward Higginbotham

Friday, May 15th, 1942 - Monday, December 16th, 2019
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Obituary

Age 77, of Upper St. Clair, formerly of Bridgeport, WV, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2019, at his home. Beloved husband of Darlene Higginbotham for 48 years; loving father of Bruce R. (Mary Anne) Higginbotham, Elley A. (Todd) Beatty, and Amanda J. Higginbotham; proud grandfather of Bruce Edward Higginbotham, II, Kacie Beatty, Brynn Beatty and Gianna Beatty; caring brother of Karen (the late Gary) Smith; brother-in-law of David and Robert Bonazza; uncle of Jennifer and Brian Smith. Bruce was born on May 15, 1942, in Bryn Mawr, PA to late Robert and Peggy Higginbotham. He was raised in Farmingdale, NY and graduated from Farmingdale Senior High School. Bruce received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Hofstra University, and then served in the U.S. Army. He started his career at Ford Motor Company and became an entrepreneur in the Energy Industry, where he retired at Castle Gas Inc. in 2007. Bruce was an avid golfer and a member of the South Hills and Shadow Wood Country Clubs. He was a collector of WWII memorabilia. Bruce also enjoyed reading, traveling, playing cards and most of all enjoyed spending time with all his grandchildren. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUERS. Friends and Family are welcome at 2828 Washington Rd., McMurray 724-941-3211 on Thursday 2-4PM & 6-8PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Friday 10AM in St. Thomas More Church. Interment to follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (https://www.stjude.org/donate) or the Shriner’s Hospital for Children (https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/). Please add or view tributes at www.beinhauer.com.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Beinhauer - Peters Township
    Address
    2828 Washington Road
    McMurray, PA 15317
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  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Beinhauer - Peters Township
    Address
    2828 Washington Road
    McMurray, PA 15317
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  • Service

    Friday, December 20th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Friday, December 20th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Thomas More Church
    Address
    126 Fort Couch Road
    PITTSBURGH, PA 15241
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  • Interment

    Location
    Queen of Heaven Cemetery
    Address
    2900 Washington Road
    McMurray, PA 15317
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Affiliations

  • American
  • Army
  • Army
  • Hofstra University
  • Roman Catholic Church
  • US Army
  • Veteran

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Dr. Nithin Bhandarkar

Posted at 01:30pm
Thinking of your family today with the loss of a great man and friend. Very sorry for your loss and sending love and prayers to everyone.
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Westy And Carol Egmont

Posted at 10:03am
Bruce offered me a young model of living life fully and we, the Egmonts, share your grief and fond memories.
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Robert and Shirlyn Lytle

Posted at 08:25am
We share memories of spending time laughing at Amels Restaurant together with many a good bottle of wine. Rest softly, Bruce. Praying for you, Darlene.
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Greg Suher

Posted at 08:22am
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Posted at 06:53am
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