On August 24, 2020, at the age of 72, Dale Bruce Marcy succumbed to his battle with the repercussions of Agent Orange. At the time of his passing at his home in Klamath Falls, Oregon, Bruce was surrounded by his loving wife of 33 years, Suzy, and some of his closest friends.
Known fondly by others by his middle name, Bruce was born December 09, 1947, in Salem, Oregon. He grew up living the life of a rancher in Eastern Oregon, where he developed his love for the outdoors from his dad and Grandpa Ochse. Deeply valuing the importance of hard work, selfless service, and strong moral character.
Bruce was a hero to both his family and his country, and he was an example for all who came to know him. He was also a force to be reckoned with. While serving fourteen months in Vietnam, Bruce became a Crew Chief. Upon his return from his tour in Vietnam, Bruce remained committed to serving others and dedicated himself to influencing firearms legislation as well as working fervently to ensure that the rights of female veterans were equal to those of their male counterparts.
Bruce and Suzy, or “my Angel” as he would call her, were happily married for more than three decades. The love and admiration Bruce felt for Suzy was palpable to anyone who spent time with them. You could see him physically light up whenever he shared stories about “his Suzy,” stories that were regularly accompanied by a hearty belly laugh and a mischievous grin.
Bruce was a devout man, he was very active in his church. A very dedicated lector, he always read from his heart. He was also the cornerstone of his family. A true gentleman with an exceptional memory, Bruce was constantly teaching and guiding his friends and family with a unique style that only he offered. His genuine kindness permeated every conversation and interaction, and you could always count on him to give you his undivided attention. He left an indelible impression on everyone lucky enough to cross paths with him.
Bruce’s time here on Earth was Godly, selfless, adventurous, and meaningful. As he often said himself, “I have lived the life of ten men.” He has now put out his hand and touched the face of God.
Bruce is survived by his wife Suzan Marcy, his mother Joyce Laski, step-mother Susy Marcy, brother Tim Marcy and his wife Ximnea their three sons and daughter and their numerous grandchildren, his nephew William Cato and his wife Evoyne, and Bruce”s numerous nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all the parishioners at Saint Monicas and Saint Pius X.
Holy Mass and the Rosary will be held at St. Pius Catholic Church on September 18, 2020 at 10:30am . A final salute with military honors will be held at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery on September 19, 2020, at 12:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to either St. Pius Catholic Church or to the Wounded Warrior Project.
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