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Bruce Morgan McCarroll

November 14, 1946 — April 1, 2024


Bruce Morgan McCarroll

Bruce Morgan McCarroll, beloved son, brother, uncle, grand-uncle, and friend passed away April 1, 2024. 

A longtime resident of Renton, WA, Bruce spent his childhood and early adulthood as a New Englander. He was born in Massachusetts on November 14, 1946 in the city of Springfield, and later moved northwest to Southampton, where he grew up and attended college. Outside of school, his early days were spent with his younger sister, Donna, in all manner of adventures - riding bikes, playing with the neighborhood kids, visiting cousins, and camping near the beach in Maine. The family always had a menagerie of dogs, cats, and bunnies to care for, and he loved all animals. 

After college, Bruce moved even further northwest to Washington state. His career spanned many years in banking, and he eventually retired from Lumen. He spent time as a cook, and perfected his grandmother’s apple pie recipe which remained a constant in his repertoire, and was expected at every holiday gathering. 

Eventually, he traded his bicycle for a motorcycle and continued to love spending time outdoors. Fishing, boating, hiking, and hunting were favorite pastimes. He also enjoyed recreational sports. Post-retirement, he took up tennis and spent every Sunday playing mixed doubles alongside Donna and his brother-in-law, Bob. 

Bruce cut an imposing figure, standing at over 6’3” in size 14 shoes. Beneath this burly exterior was a heart of gold. He had an ironic sense of humor (passing on April Fool’s Day was his final wink), and his sister and niece can attest to his relentless good-natured teasing. He had impeccable manners, twinkly eyes, a handsome cleft chin, and never had a hair out of place. 

Bruce was known for his quick wit, always being there for his friends and family, and his generosity to others. He contributed to many charities and paid for education for his family. All his friends referred to him as a good guy. 

He was easy to talk to - honest and straightforward. Phone conversations that lasted an hour passed by in minutes. Bruce had an openness about him and an easy way of listening. He was full of wisecracks but always understood the heart of the matter. He was trustworthy and kind, and will be fondly remembered and forever missed. 

Bruce was an important part of our small family. He leaves behind his sister and brother-in-law, his niece and her husband, and his treasured grandniece. 

Per his wishes, his ashes will be scattered in the Puget Sound. A family memorial will be held in the near future.

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