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Bruce A. Elder

November 18, 1957 — February 2, 2021

Bruce A. Elder

Bruce A. Elder, 63, passed away February 2, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Boston, MA on November 18, 1957 to Lynn C. Elder and the late Andrew R. Elder and the family moved to Dublin, NH soon thereafter. The eldest of four children, he leaves behind his mother Lynn Elder, three sisters Elizabeth Elder, Sarah Hale (Matthew, Alice and Owen), and Mary Elder (Rod, Hugh and Jake), his wife of 36 years Catherine, four children Lana, Emily (Boston), Andrew, and Samuel, his granddaughter Fiona, and step-granddaughter Charlie.

At the age of 15, Bruce started pursuing his business before formally establishing his antique car company in Keene, NH, which subsequently brought him in contact with people all over the world. He moved to Staunton with his family in 1989 to expand his business and his life. He loved the community of Staunton and served on City Council for eight years and continued to serve his community up to his last days. Among his most passionate endeavors was ending predatory lending.

Bruce was a friend to everyone he met and never considered anyone a stranger. He was kind, intelligent, loving, and funny. He leaves behind many, many special friends including his assistant Brian Rhodes. Bruce will be missed greatly, he was so loved.

If anyone wishes to make a contribution, Bruce was passionate about the following organizations: Craigsville Area Food Pantry and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. at the Gypsy Hill Park Gazebo in Staunton.
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