Bruce McDonald
  • 64 years old
  • Year of birth:  1951
  • Place of birth:
    Sunnyvale, California, United States
  • Date of passing:  October 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Palo Alto, California, United States

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Bruce McDonald. He touched so many lives with his positive and comical outlook on life. Bruce was a devoted father and grandfather (Papa the legend!), mentor to friends and family, motorcycle rider in the Patriot Guard, and avid fan of the San Jose Sharks just to name a few. Bruce was born in Sunnyvale, CA to Dorothy McDonald and Fletcher McDonald. He graduated from Fremont High School and received an associates degree from Ohlone College in Fremont and became a successful software engineer at IBM where he enjoyed a 26 year career. Bruce is survived by his loving wife, Diane McDonald; devoted children, Jasmine Early, Nathan LeDoux; siblings, Jim McDonald, Steve McDonald. His generous loving spirit will be missed by all who knew him. Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life will be held on Sun. Dec 20, 2015 1:00-4PM at  Campbell Community Center Roosevelt Room 1 W Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of the Valley at 4850 Union Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses in the ICU at Stanford Hospital and Dominican Hospital for their efforts.


Candle lit by  Cheryl Aponte  on December 4th, 2015

Bruce was the most wonderful man ever.  It's so hard to understand why he has left this world. It is not fair. He was always a delight to be around, generous, happy and witty.  Loving to all his family and friends.  There were so many things in the future plans with Diane for their retirement. We were so glad to have him in our lives and will miss him terribly. RIP Bruce.  We all love you.

Candle lit by  Laurie Benton  on December 5th, 2015

Bruce was my neighbor growing up. I remember going to the movies with him and Phil mc Tammany gene Limburger tommy Burgas to see easy rider. He often took us to the mountains in his vw hippy van. His whole family were very kind smart, just really close family. Sorry to hear of his passing. Will miss him on face book

Candle lit by  Blanche Davidian  on December 5th, 2015

Brother Bruce!!  i only knew you for a few years....riding the trails with SteveO.....but considered you a good friend.  RIP brother, and Happy Trails

Candle lit by  Steve McDonald  on December 5th, 2015

I remember putting Bruce in his playpen when he was a baby. Fast forward to this past year when he was beating me down the mountain on one of the trails we were riding. I know he was proud of that. Guess he figured he had turned the tables. Gonna miss you Bruce,

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