Bruce Wade Garver


Bruce Wade Garver, 64 of Lockport, passed surrounded by family on April 8, 2019. He was born May 4, 1954 in Lockport to the late Arthur and Louise (Podgers) Garver.
He attended local schools and was a member of WNY Challenger Sports League, also Sunshine Young Adults bowling and 4-H. Bruce loved to dance and visit Tim Horton's, Burger King, spend time with family, Bingo, Putt Putt golf, bowl, camping, and was an Elvis fan. He also played the guitar, and was a collector of all super heroes.
Surviving are his siblings, Lynn (Lorraine), Jim (Donna), Alan (Sherry) Garver, Suzanne (John) Haley, Frances (Paul) Buczkowski, Laurie (David) George, Janice (Kenneth) Bregy, Joan (Gary) Lantinen, Constance (Peter) Lotocki; also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Saturday 10 AM-12 PM in the Ross Funeral Home Gaul Chapel where services will immediately follow with Pastor Dawn Marie Meier.
Memorials are to WNY Challenger Sports League, 3365 Hess Road, Lockport, NY 14094.
And a special thanks to those who cared for him at Millard Fillmore Suburban and Northgate Health Care Facility.
Published on April 10, 2019
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Robbin Gill Allen
Apr 14, 2019
Dear Connie and family, I was sorry to hear about Bruce. I remember coming over to your house many times. Bruce had a wonderful spirit. He seemed to always be happy. What a blessing he was to your family. He will surely be missed.
Raymond Stowell
Apr 12, 2019
I remember when I would come over and do my Smothers Brothers with Bruce, I would look at him and say “mom always liked you best” !! & Louise & Bruce would give me that puzzled look & laugh at me which is the same reaction I get from people today !! Prayers to the family and God bless Bruce !
Elizabeth Stachura
Apr 12, 2019
So sorry for your los. You're in prayers.
Toni Delahunt
Apr 11, 2019
I'm John Delahunt's sister. John was in the Sunshine bowling league with Bruce. He always spoke of Bruce fondly. Every night before sleep, he talks of the time Paul Patterson took a video of them all bowling, and showed it on TV. He mentions all the bowlers by name, and Bruce is one of them. John saw Geof Holly at Tim Hortons, and Geof told John of Bruce's passing. John was sad. Our condolences to all of the family. 💜
Leon Lasage
Apr 11, 2019
My condolences to Bruce's large family. I remember Bruce was always happy to see me, and made me feel welcome when I visited as a kid.
Kayla Bowes
Apr 11, 2019
Rest In Peace, uncle Bruce. You will be missed. I’ll miss seeing your cheerful self and your smile. Love you.
Brian Bowes
Apr 11, 2019
I’ll always remember every time I seen Bruce he was always in great mood and happy to see everyone and if there was music on he was dancing & having a good time.
Christina Bowes
Apr 11, 2019
You always greeted me with a smile and a hug. You always called me Tina. You could brighten up any room with your smile. You were a wonderful happy person and will be greatly missed. Love you Uncle Bruce

Sorry I can not be there, but I will be thinking of all of you. All of you gave him such a wonderful life. You have all been there for him. Grandma and grandpa would have been so proud of all of you. Hugs and prayers.....
Barbara Neri
Apr 11, 2019
I worked with Bruce in Lockport. He was always happy, fun and loving. He was a great person. He will be missed.
Pamela Lippert
Apr 10, 2019
I am so sorry for the loss of your dear brother, Bruce. I have many fond memories of him and just wanted to let you all know that I am thinking of you during this difficult time. May you find peace and comfort in your memories. Love Pam