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HITCHCOCK - J. Bruce Age 80, passed away on June 24, 2017 at Jones Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was born May 6, 1937, and was the fifth son of Dr. Raymond O. and Helen C. Hitchcock of Alfred, NY. Bruce is survived by his wife of 58 years, Zona (Pierce); daughter Kim Gartner (Jim); son Bill Hitchcock (Sue), five grandchildren: Jillian, Meron and Brian Gartner, Kayleigh (Trent) Lowery, and Kristen (Jon) McAfee; brothers: Allan (Pat), Robert and James; sister-in-law Carolyn and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his parents, Dr. R.O. and Helen C. Hitchcock, and his brother R. Cameron. Bruce began his career in the heavy equipment industry as a Field Representative and Demonstrator for Hydraulic Machinery Company of Milwaukee, WI. After much success as a salesman with Dow & Company in the Southern Tier, he advanced to positions of Rochester branch manager, then Sales Manager and General Manager at the Buffalo headquarters.
The family will be present to receive friends on Friday (June 30, 2017) from 1-4 PM at the BENDER-BROWN & POWERS FUNERAL HOME, 354 Canisteo Street in Hornell, NY. A Memorial Service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at the funeral home at 4:00 PM.
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