Obituary of C. Bruce List
EARLTON – Clinton Bruce List, 81, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at his residence.
Bruce was born on Staten Island on December 17, 1941. He attended Public School #5 in Huguenot, Staten Island, where upon graduating in 1956 he won first prize for woodworking and was a member of the school glee club. In 1960 he graduated from Tottenville High School, majoring in electrical wiring.
While in high school, Mr. List joined the US Naval Reserve, going on active duty after his graduation. He served on the USS Kretchmer DER 329. He was honorably discharged in Key West, Florida in December 1962 after being a part of President Kennedy’s blockade of Cuba.
Bruce was a Boy Scout, an Assistant Scoutmaster, and Merit Badge Counselor, and was a member of the Order of the Arrow. He also was a member of Greenville American Legion Post 291.
Bruce worked as a florist in New York City until joining the New York City Transit Police Department in 1965. He retired with 22 years’ service, after which he and his wife Barbara moved to Eastham, Massachusetts and bought Nauset Haven Cottages, which they operated for 12 years. They next started a woodworking business, retiring to Earlton 5 years later.
Bruce was a member of the NRA and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and target shooting. He won awards in archery, rifle, and handgun competitions. He also enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and building his model railroad.
Bruce is survived by his daughter, Jennifer (Joseph) Sheshene; a grandson, Adam; one brother, Georghe List of Cape Cod, MA and one sister, Barbara Burt of Staten Island. He was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Barbara, in 2007.
A memorial service will be planned for Spring 2024.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Earlton Fire Department, P.O. Box 187, Earlton, NY 12058 will be appreciated. Condolence page is available at ajcunninghamfh.com.
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