Bruce Wayne Young

  • Born: November 16, 1944
  • Died: July 23, 2021
  • Location: Norristown, Pennsylvania

Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401

Tel. (610) 277-7000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Bruce Wayne Young of Norristown, PA passed away on July 23, 2021 at the age of 76.

Bruce was a graduate of Norristown High School, Class of 1962. Bruce was known as an exceptional athlete. It started with Little League Baseball, and then continued at Norristown High School as the basketball team's star guard, winning Suburban 1 and District 1 Championships in 1961 and State Final runner-up in 1962. He was known for his "ups" on the court and took great pride in the fact that his granddaughters followed in his footsteps!

After high school, Bruce worked at the Goodrich Tire Company in Oaks, PA until 1994. Then he segued to Merck and Co., retiring in 2010.

His competitive nature never waned, whether it be flag football with the Norristown Raiders, on the tennis court or the greens of the golf course. Golf ultimately became the sport he loved to play the most. Those who played with or against have many tales to tell, and his closest friend and brother-in-law, Curtis Hicks was normally by his side and co-star of those tales! Bruce not only considered himself a master on the greens but of the board game Shogun. A visit with Bruce ultimately ended up playing the game and probably leaving as his next victim. He was a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan and would defend them against any and everybody! What many may not have known is that Bruce was Homecoming King his Senior year. He also was a talented charcoal and pencil artist! If you were fortunate to know Bruce, you knew that he was always genuine in his actions, words and treatment of people. He spoke the truth and you always knew where you stood. Memories of him normally bring laughter! Bruce took pride in being a "girl dad!" While his exterior may have appeared rough and stoic, inside lived a safe, soft place for Beth.

Bruce was born November 16, 1944 to the late Samuel Bruce and Earlene Beatrice (nee Robinson) Young. Bruce was the beloved husband of the late Marsha S. (nee Mobley); devoted father of Beth Whitney Goodman (Gordon); cherished and adored grandfather of Jana and Tracey Goodman; dear brother of the late Mary V. Mangum, Tyreta Jefferson (Dempsey) and Gail T. Young-Davis (Ronald); and a loving host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to Bruce's Life Celebration on Thursday, July 29th at Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Life Celebration Home at 200 W. Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA. The viewing will be from 9 - 11am. The celebration follows immediately after. Interment will take place at Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler, PA.

On behalf of the family, we ask that all attendees please wear masks. The celebration will be live streamed via Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Facebook page - Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Life Celebration Home - Home | Facebook.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Beth, Gordon, Jana, and Tracey, I am so sorry for this great loss and trusting God to hold you in the palm of His hand, and to grant you peace and comfort in this most difficult time. My dear Goodman family I (and the Wilford family) am grieving the loss of this good man. We are here for all of you and we love you deeply.

Posted by Rachael Wilford - Jeffersonville, PA   July 29, 2021

He nicknamed me bear as far back as I can remember. Under that rough exterior was a heart of gold. I WILL miss him very much. He gave me so many years of good memories ! Will always keep a place in my heart for you my dear friend.

Posted by Derek Collier - Schwenksville, PA - friend   July 29, 2021

I never got to meet my dear cousin, but we shared the wonderful laughs over the phone and through messenger. Rest on dear cousin, get your rest, we love you but God love you best. Our Sincere Condolences to cousin Tyreta and family. ♥

Posted by David & Janie Brownlee - Abbeville, SC - Family   July 28, 2021

I never met Wayne but reading the obituary he sounds like someone I would have liked. I know his sister Tyreta and I love and cherish her very much.

Posted by Geneva Myers - Milford, DE - Family Friend   July 26, 2021

Bruce was a dear friend have known Bruce most of my life we were is a club called (oak terrace) he was our president may he rest in peace, my sympathy to his family.

Posted by booker sims - Royersford - friend   July 26, 2021

Awesome man. Only knew him for a short time but from what I gathered he was a pure loving sole that will be truly missed.

Posted by John Doe - Norristown, PA - Friend   July 25, 2021


Posted by MARK CLARK - OCALA, FL - Classmate   July 25, 2021

Tyreta and Gail - so sorry for the loss of your brother.
May he rest in peace. God bless your family.

Posted by Debbie Patterson - Norristown, PA - Family Friend   July 25, 2021

Daddy, my heart is broken , but I praise God for the relationship we had and the memories made. Love, your Sweetie

Posted by Beth Goodman - Lansdale, PA - Daughter   July 25, 2021

I am sorry sorry for your loss Beth and Family. Rest In Peace Bruce.

Posted by Brenda Nixon - Norristown, PA - Family   July 25, 2021

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