Mr. Bruce A. Stanley, age 74 of 7001 West Hollow Road in Naples, passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at his home after a long battle with cancer.
He is survived by his two sisters: Ms. Ann (Tom) Manning of Farmington, NY and Ms. Susan (Gary) Garrison of Johnson City, TN. He is also survived by his niece, Lindsey Manning of Farmington; his good friend, Helen Robinson and her granddaughter, Nakiaha, who resided with Bruce for many years.
Bruce was born in Canandaigua on February 2, 1947 to the late Clarence & Lois (Brizzee) Stanley. He graduated from Canandaigua Academy in 1965 and from the University of Buffalo School of Engineering in 1971. He was a career-long member of Chi Epsilon- the National Civil Engineering Honor Society, but directed his career more toward hands-on construction management rather than office engineering.
He always believed that he had left his mark on this world. Thousands of people every day use the hallways, bridges, and commercial buildings of the construction Bruce was in charge of and they will use them for many decades to come. That, to him, was a really good feeling.
Bruce worked throughout the western half of New York State and amassed a very large group of friends and acquaintances through his work.
Bruce also truly enjoyed his property in the Bristol hills; he was an avid gardener and outdoorsman and built many ponds, ATV trails, picnic & camping sites on his property. He always said that the very greatest pleasure he got from the property was allowing other to enjoy it- whether it be for hunting, fishing, ATV riding, camping or even hiking.
He always had a project going on somewhere on his property and became quite well-known too for his ability to repair equipment from the surrounding neighborhood in his wood and metalworking shop.
There was always an assortment of animals, both wild and domestic, that called the property their home; among the most interesting to Bruce were the black bears. His favorites however, were his dogs, which he had several.
Per Bruce's request, there will be no funeral services. Those who wish, may consider making a memorial contribution in Bruce's name to Lollypop Farm online at Lollypop.org
A Memorial Tree was planted for Bruce
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Baird-Moore Funeral Home