Bruce Gajda

October 18, 1956 - June 2, 2013

10/18/1956 - 06/02/2013

Gadja, Bruce, 56, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, passed away Sunday June 2, 2013, at Wheeling Medical Park.

He was born October 18, 1956 in Bellaire, the son of the late Edward Leo and Eleanor Gasbarre Gajda.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister,
Judy Ann Gajda and a great nephew Brian Carpenter.

Bruce attended St. John Catholic Church in Bellaire, had worked at Stonebreaker’s Towing in Centerville, Ohio and had worked for 19 years at Sears Automotive . He was an avid outdoorsman with interests in hunting, fishing, trapping and taxidermy.

Bruce is survived by 2 brothers, Jerome Gajda of Cambridge Ohio, Gregory Pam Gadja of Wooster, Ohio and a sister Irene Busack Burgess of Columbus, Ohio. He is also survived by nieces and nephews Tiffany, Marrio, and Kymberly Busack, Matthew TinaGadja, and Christie Mark Franco. Great nieces and nephews L.J., Tyler, Brooke, Zachary, Isaiah, Isabella, and Alena.

Friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory 441 37th Street, Bellaire, Ohio on Wednesday June 5, 2013 from 11:00 am til time of funeral service at 1:00 pm with Fr. Dan Heusel officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Bellaire.

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Sharon Myers Wallace
7 years ago

A long time ago, and for only a short time, Bruce was a Dad to me. He was a very caring and giving person who seemed like he could fix, build, or draw anything. He shared his love of the outdoors with my brother and I. Sadly we had not been connected for many many years but he was in my thoughts often. I know he is in heaven now looking over his family and friends. Rest in peace Bruce.

charlie schramm
7 years ago

bruce my buddy you will be missed so we had alot of good times god bless you and your family.

Doris and Gerald Woollard
7 years ago

Bruce was a wonderful person. One of the truly good guys. He was a great friend. Bruce was always there to help someone out. We have many fond memories of Bruce. He was far too young to go. May he rest in the arms of Angels.

Tammy LeMasters Gross
7 years ago

Dear Gajda family,

I’m so very sorry to hear of your loss. God bless and comfort you.

gloria mcendree
7 years ago

he was a good man. afa

Ray Oxley
7 years ago

My deepest condolences to your family. I never met anyone else like Bruce. He could do anything and do it well. I had at least 1000 great times with him as we were growing up, starting with skipping school with him to build that crazy Rambler. We had a lot of great adventures and a few ridiculous ones. I still tell those stories. He taught me so much. I have been away from home a long time, but I still managed to call and check in with Bruce a few times a year. He is the only person I did that with. Thank you Brenda for taking care of him the way you did. You are a saint. I’m going to miss him terribly, but he is at peace now. God knows he deserves to be.

Jo Ann Koher
7 years ago

My deepest sympathy to the Gajda family. Bruce was a great person and now he flys high with all the other Angels in Heaven. He will never be forgotten.

Eddie Tuttle
7 years ago

So sorry to hear about Bruce.He was a true friend,and they are hard to come by.

Christie Gajda Franco
7 years ago

Uncle Bruce,

You will be missed dearly but you gave me a lifetime of memories from Grandma’s Sunday dinners to stealing our presents at Christmas time, oh and I can never forget that gross taxidermy stuff you always did in your garage. You always had jokes and that’s what I loved.

Rest Easy, love your niece,

Christie or as you an Aunt Irene call me Christina

Mark, Lj, Tyler, Brooke, Zachary, and Isaiah