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“Dear Lyle family, I'm so very sorry for your loss of Bruce. We still have a shelf full of science fiction books that he gave Nick when we were in...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Inge Kummant - Ketchikan, AK

“My memories of Bruce are of a quiet, intelligent, and gifted young man. David and I are sorry for your loss. We wish the whole extended Lyle family...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Teresa Goodell - Portland, OR

“We are very saddened by Bruce's passing. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Lyle family. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Lee and Barb Lorence - Avon, OH

“I was very surprised to hear of Bruce's death. My heart goes out to his entire family. I remember Bruce throwing stones at my bare feet in the...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Karen Mengel Saegert - Amherst, OH

“Dear Lyle family! Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always. Memories are the best way to keep our loved ones with us forever! ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Debbie Henderson and family - OH

“I was so saddened to hear about Bruce's death. I hope that the comfort of your family and friends heals the ache in your hearts. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Mary Opferman Binion - Columbus, OH

“Dearest Lyles- So very sorry to hear about Bruce. I really believe that your strong bonds of love of family and friends will sustain you through this...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Robert Savina - Baton Rouge, LA

“Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of your son and brother Bruce. I am so, so sorry. Although he is not with you in body, know that...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Jayne Kacik - Lakewood, OH

“To the dear family of Bruce, please accept my deepest sympathy. Bruce was a very dear friend to my sister, Carol Ann Howell. Bruce brought such a...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Darlene Rasczyk - Holland, OH

“My deepest, heartfelt sympathies during this trying time. I am saddened to learn of Bruce's passing. He was a wonderful person, and my brother's...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Gary T. Howell - Warren, OH

“Mrs Lyle and family, I just received word of Bruce's death. I am so saddened. There are no words to express the sense of loss you and your family...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Carol Ann Howell - Toledo, OH

“Mrs. Lyle and Family, I am so terribly sad to hear of Bruce's passing. My memories include looking forward to Christmas Eve when I was young because...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Stephanie Kovach Fama - MO

“So sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. We had so many great times together. Hours spent reading SciFi and eating peanut M&M's, subing for each others...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Scott Johnson - Cardington, OH

“Dear Doris and family, My heart is full of love and compassion for you at this most difficult time. I have many happy memories first hand and...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Betsy Camp Veeser - Fraser, CO

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Bruce Allen Lyle, born September 28, 1952, in Oberlin, Ohio, died on January 11, 2012.

A 1971 graduate of Marion L. Steel High School, he served 7 years in the US Navy as a nuclear electrician on the USS Stinson out of Charleston, SC. He graduated in 1983 from Bowling Green State University with a degree in computer science.

He had lived in Boston, MA, and Pittsburgh, PA, before settling again in northeast Ohio. A gifted artist, voracious reader and avid science fiction fan, he also wrote two novels.

He leaves behind his beloved mother, Doris (nee Vermillion); sisters, Elizabeth Brown (James), Suzanne Simpson (Michael), Melissa Lyle (David), and Sam Lyle-Medwid (Scott); nephews, J. Lyle Brown and Ryan Simpson, and nieces Minga Brown, Sophia Simpson (Ryan Reichart), Adrianna Prayzer (Jacob), Karen and Gena Reynolds, and Clara and Glenna Medwid.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard E. ("Gene") Lyle, in 2011.

Private inurnment with Military Honors will be held at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio.

Contributions, if desired, may be made in memory of Bruce to the Amherst Public Library, 221 Spring Street
Amherst, Ohio 44001.

The Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Rd., Amherst, handled the arrangements.

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