Bruce G. Newman, a longtime White Salmon resident, passed away on May 25, 2018, in Hood River, Ore., at the age of 83. Bruce was born in White Salmon on April 24, 1935, to David and Mildred Newman.
In 1953, he married his high school sweetheart, Patty Steele. In 1957, they settled in White Salmon where Bruce worked many positions at Bingen Plywood.
In 1972, he began working at Skyline Hospital. He was an X-ray Tech, EMT, and drove an ambulance.
Bruce was also a volunteer firefighter for the White Salmon Fire Department for many years. He was talented at woodworking and enjoyed making stained-glass windows.
Patty died in 1975 and Bruce later married Pat Weatherly, they moved to Lilliwaup, on Hood Canal.
He was proud to be a county fire commissioner and was an avid cribbage and mahjong player.
They enjoyed their retirement until Pat’s death in 2016 when Bruce moved back to White Salmon to live with his son and daughter-in-law.
Bruce is survived by his two sisters, Barbara (Dean) Anderson and Sandra Cardwell; his three children, Denise (Rick) Balsiger, Jill (David) Kern and Alan (Tami) Newman; also, Pat’s four children, Lon (Darlene) Weatherly, Art (Jan) Weatherly, Steve Weatherly and Sue (Jim) Carter; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Per his request, there will be no service.
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