Bruce Malcolm Weidman, 80, of the Scotia-Glenville, NY area and Ormond Beach, FL, passed away early Sunday morning October 17th at the Kingsway Arms Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after some months.
Born and raised in Scotia, Bruce was a graduate of Scotia-Glenville High School and SUNY Morrisville.
In 1967, he married his wife Sandra Crowley and they had a son, James (Jim).
A former Staff Sargent of the 109th Airlift Wing Air National Guard Unit in Schenectady, Bruce served during the Vietnam Conflict as a load master on the C-97 Stratofreighter. He worked for the Schenectady Highway Department before becoming an automotive teacher at Albany BOCES where he worked for over 30 years before retiring.
Bruce was an avid outdoorsman and his love and knowledge of skiing, canoeing, fishing, hunting and golf were all passed along. Bruce spent most of his childhood and adult summers in the Blue Mountain area of the Adirondacks, where he had many close friends.
Bruce was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He did not always say a lot, however his actions spoke louder than words and many would say he had a good sense of humor and some sarcasm all the way to the end.
Bruce was predeceased by his parents, Edward M. (Bud) and Elsie M. (Van Zandt) Weidman.
He is survived by his wife Sandra (Crowley) Weidman, son James M. Weidman and his wife, Kasey, grandchildren Sarah and Benjamin Weidman, as well as a niece and nephew, cousins, and many close friends.
Visiting hours will be held 6-8 pm on Wednesday, October 20th, and a funeral service will be Thursday, October 21st at 10 am at Bekkering-Ellis Funeral Home in Scotia, NY.
Interment will follow at Maple Shade Cemetery, Scotia, NY.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bruce’s memory to JDRF or Kingsway Arms Nursing Center Resident Recreation Fund.
Kingsway Arms Nursing Center Resident Recreation Fund
323 Kings Road, Schenectady NY 12304
200 Vesey Street, 28th Floor, New York NY 10281