Jeffrey was born March 16, 1958 in Warsaw, New York to the late Harold Bruce and Vivian McCracken. He leaves behind two children; daughter, Michelle (Chad) Oberther and a son, Joshua Bruce; their mother Mary (David Lane) Resch Bruce; a significant other, Maureen Corey; brothers, Harold Russell (Josie) Bruce, the late Richard Bruce, Terrence Bruce and Andrew (Rhonda) Bruce; sisters, Linda (Bill) Leathersich, Helen Gibson, Suzanne (James) McCullough and Robin (William Stollhans) Good; grandchildren, Alexander (LJ) Rotoli, Skye (Dylan) Rotoli, Jenna Rotoli, Levi Oberther, Brayden Turturro and Earl Oberther along with cousins, nieces, nephews and countless friends.
Jeff left an indelible mark on all who knew him including the many he worked with at Chili Plastics, Norden Inc. and Ontario Plastics. He enjoyed long rides on his motorcycle (especially if it was to go see a good rock concert), vacations to Virginia Beach, spending time with his family and friends and showing love to his furry friend Rosie.
Family and friends would describe him as a hardworking, caring, generous and loving man who had an infectious laugh and knew how to have a good time. He also enjoyed jam bands like Government Mule and The Grateful Dead, collecting eagle figurines and lots of classic rock concert recordings.
He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Friends and family can pay their respects on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020 between the hours of 4 pm and 7 pm. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 10 am at the funeral home followed by internment at Batavia Cemetery. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, indoor funeral services will be limited in capacity to immediate family and close friends (approximately 60 people). His family is encouraging all who wish to attend and are unable to be indoors to view his funeral through the live stream by visiting Jeff's obituary at
and then travel onto the cemetery for graveside services. A reception will follow at the Shelby Fire Department, 4695 South Gravel Road, Medina, New York 14103 at 1 pm.
Flowers are gratefully declined. The family prefers donations in Jeff's memory to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, Second Floor, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 or online at
Please note - the funeral home will be operating at 50% capacity due to the ongoing pandemic. Please be prepared to wait outside. Social distancing and facial coverings are required. Thank you for your cooperation.