Bruce Alan Martin

Bruce Alan Martin

July 01, 1948 - September 08, 2011

Bruce Alan Martin

July 01, 1948 - September 08, 2011


Bruce Alan Martin

Born in Hartford, CT on July 1, 1948
Died September 8, 2011 and resided in Trabuco Canyon, CA

Bruce Alan Martin, 63, passed away on September 8, 2011 in Laguna Hills, CA. Bruce was born in Hartford, CT on July 1, 1948 to Elsa and James Martin. He attended grammar through high school in Coventry, CT. Following high school, he completed a communications school in Washington DC and worked as a Disc Jockey in Willimantic, CT. He enlisted in the US Navy, serving five years during the Vietnam War. Bruce furthered his education at Manchester Community College, CT and University of Redlands, CA earning a BS in Business Administration.

Bruce met his wife Nancy in Manchester, CT in 1976, moved to Orange County, CA where they married in 1978 and have lived while raising their two daughters. Bruce worked in the Aerospace Industry in Quality Management for 30 years.

Bruce loved country music, cooking, golfing and spending time with family and friends. He was an avid sports fan and loved the NY Yankees. He had a great sense of humor and kept those who surrounded him laughing continuously. Bruce was a loving husband, father, and best friend who was deeply loved and will be missed more than words can describe.

Bruce is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughters, Kerri and Kelsey; sisters, Linda Simmons and June Zak and dogs, Luna and Daisy. He was predeceased by his parents.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 10 am at O’Connor Mortuary 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA. A celebration of Bruce’s life will be hosted at the home of George and Debby Chabot in Yorba Linda following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to an educational fund established for Bruce’s daughters at:
Kelsey Martin #3508815 S16
Kinecta Federal Credit Union
2324 Park Avenue
Tustin, CA 92782

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  1. Ryan Moore says:


    I want to express how sad I feel for the Martin family however at the same the memories of everything that you have brought into my life will remain forever. From the famous chili to the Briarwood block parties. Playing in your garage and building forts not realizing that you were having to put it all back together when you were done. From driving from California to Colorado and me being afraid for my life driving through Utah wondering to myself if I was safe from the Morman Man. Bruce you were an amazing man, husband, and father to everyone who you surrounded. You had a huge impact on alot of lives and although you are in a better place there are many people who have the support and love for Nancy as well as Kerri and Kelsey. RIP Bruce you will always be loved and remembered.

    Ryan Moore

  2. Wendy Zito says:

    Dearest Nance, Kerri and Kelsey,
    I have known Bruce since you met back in our Manchester days. From the moment I met Bruce I knew, just as you did Nance, he was the one. Bruce always had a smile, a joke and a way to make everyone happy. He will be deeply missed. Roger and I send our prayers to you all. Thinking of you. Love,
    Caroline,Brian and Connor

  3. Nancy,

    I just heard of your loss and am sorry to hear that such a good guy like Bruce has left us. He was a mentor and good friend to me when I worked at Palomar. I’ll never forget the time that we came out for one of your neighborhood block parties and Matt had to literally drag me away. Bruce saw to it that we were part of the gang. He will be dearly missed and our thoughts and prays are with you and the girls.

  4. Sandi Guzman says:

    Dear Nancy, Girls,
    I just heard of your loss and I’m sorry to hear hear that Bruce pass.
    Working with Bruce was a pleasure & he was so good to me. He made me feel so welcome when I came to work there at Palomar. My prayers are with you in this time!
    A great Guy!!!!! he will be missed.
    Sandi Guzman

  5. Dear Nancy & Girls,

    Bruce will be deeply missed. His humor and magnetic personality is my fondest memories. You have my deepest sympathy in this time of your great loss. May you find comfort in your treasured memories.
    Love, hugs, & kind regards,
    Nancy Evanoff/Karmelich

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