Andrew Zenuch, known to most as Bruce, entered Heaven's eternal gates into the arms of his Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, February 28, 2021. Bruce was born on January 20, 1934 and was a devoted husband, a wonderful father and grandfather, and a Marine to the end. As a young man, Bruce attended St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic School until 8th grade. Only Ukrainian was spoken at home by his mother and father. Sports played an important role in his life, playing all sports for Kulpmont High School; later playing football for Fordham University and the United States Marines. After high school Bruce attended Bloomsburg State College and Fordham University, working summers in Zenuch Brother's Garage. He joined the US Marine Corps in April 1954. On February 12, 1955, he and Nancy were married. After active duty, Bruce remained in the Marine Corps Reserves for six years. They moved to Chicago, IL where he attended Devry Technical Institute of Chicago on the GI bill, while Nancy worked for Compton Advertising Company. Their apartment was only five blocks from Wrigley Field, and he enjoyed seeing many baseball games at the park: one of his greatest joys. After graduating in 1958, he accepted a job in field engineering with RCA in Lancaster, PA.
In 1960, his job with RCA transferred to Cherry Hill, NJ where he worked as a systems analyst for 10 years. He and the family transferred with RCA again to Lake Park, FL in 1970. After one year that division of RCA was sold to General Electric and closed indefinitely. The family moved back east to Shamokin; PA while Bruce looked for work. In 1971, he accepted a position at PPG and moved to Gardners, PA. Bruce worked at PPG as an instrument technician for 22 years and took early retirement in 1994. He then worked for PHEAA in Harrisburg, PA for two years before his final retirement.
After living in Gardners for 46 years, they moved to Carlisle in 2011. While living in Gardners, Bruce and Nancy attended the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church for many years and sang in the choir. They currently attend Wesleyan Church of the Cross in Carlisle, where they were regular attendees. Bruce was often asked to read the scriptures (reading in church just two weeks prior to going home). His clear voice and great annunciation gave life to the words. He was a member of the American Legion in Mt. Holly, Elks Lodge 578 in Carlisle, and Masonic Blue Lodge 260 (Past Master 1990, Commandery, Consistory and Chapter).
Bruce and Nancy had a full life, full of travel, family and friends, laughter, and dancing. He cherished his Lord and family above all else. His daughter and family only lived a few miles away and he enjoyed time with them often. Bruce was a quiet, calm man. When he spoke, sometimes after long silences, he could spin a comical remark that was priceless. We (his family) often waited for his funny insights and comments. He loved his family, praying for each and every one of them every day. His Bible is well-worn and underlined throughout. He loved God's Word. He thoroughly enjoyed baseball, football and basketball come March Madness. He was a regular at Gold’s Gym, Silver Sneakers until a few months before his passing. His quiet, unwavering presence will be greatly missed by his family, but we know he is enjoying heaven and enjoying being reunited with his family members who preceded him. He was one of 12 children, two who died before he was born (Rosalie and Edward).
He is survived by his wife of 66 years; Nancy (Spayde) Zenuch; daughter, Ramona and son-in-law Mark Mateya; his grandchildren, Austin, Taylor, and Miranda Makowski; brother, John Zenyuch of Marion Heights, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers Michael Zanuck, Joseph, George, and Myron Zenyuch and four sisters, Sophie Rusinko, Mary Ritzko, Anne Countryman, and Catherine Hornberger.
The family would like to thank UPMC, especially his UPMC ICU nurse Sarah; Asana Hospice (Leann, Joel, Kelly, Katie); and Home Instead (Deb Andress, Cindie, Iris, Sally, Sam, and Tory) for their help in getting Bruce home and for their loving care and kindness helping his family care for him until his passing, and all the friends and family who reached out.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 11:00 AM in the Wesleyan Church of the Cross, 430 B Street, Carlisle, PA 17013. Final internment will be at Fort Indiantown Gap, PA in a private service for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his church, Wesleyan Church of the Cross.
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