Bruce L. Hanusek
Bruce L. Hanusek, age 77, of Sahuarita, Arizona, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. A prayerful graveside service to celebrate Bruce’s life will be held at noon on October 31st at the Green Valley Mortuary, Sahuarita, AZ.
Bruce was born October 7, 1941 in Teaneck, NJ. He served in the US Navy from 1960 – 1964 on board the USS Canberra. The Canberra served in the Atlantic fleet during the Cuban Crisis and later served a Vietnam War deployment within the Pacific fleet. While serving in the US Navy, Bruce married Susan Conner November 19, 1963 in Charleston, WV. He and Susan would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary this year.
Bruce was awarded a BSEE from the WV Institute of Technology in 1969 and attended Graduate School at City University of New York City from 1970 – 1971.
He was employed by the New York Port Authority and Florida Power & Light before joining Saudi Aramco in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia in 1975 as a Planning Engineer. Later, he transferred to the Project Management organization where he served on various design and construction teams in Ras Tanura, Abqaiq, Holland, Kansas City, Calgary, and San Francisco. Bruce was always thankful for the opportunities Saudi Aramco provided him and his family. He retired as a Project Engineer in 1999 to Florida, and seeking better weather, moved to Arizona.
Bruce was a gifted amateur athlete who enjoyed all sports excepting Golf (He could never see the challenge of hitting a stationary ball). His passion was helping less advantaged people via volunteer services to Homeless and Food Distribution Centers. For the past several years, he and Susan have renovated a house and run a vacation school for disadvantaged children in Belize where they resided during school vacations.
He is survived by his wife Susan; sons Chance, Tweed, and Paul; daughters Michelle McDaniel, Liza Pudwill, and Jealyn Woffindin; as well as 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and will be buried beside his father.
His family may be contacted at 18195 S. Still Lea Place, Sahuarita, AZ 85629 or via email: [email protected].