Bruce A. Schraedly, age 65, died Thursday November 14, 2019 at OhioHealth Mansfield.
He was born May 10, 1954 in Mansfield, Ohio, and was the son of Robert and Eileen Schraedly. He graduated from Ontario High School in 1972. After high school, he furthered his education at the University of Montana. Upon graduating he moved back to Shelby where he started Schraedly Accounting. Bruce has been a very active member of the community serving on multiple boards including The Morton School House, Shelby Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer of the Shelby Museum; past President of the Shelby Community and Senior Center, past Treasurer of the Shelby Rotary Club and the Past Treasurer of Sharon Township.
Bruce loved the outdoors and was passionate about conservation. He cared for the city he lived in and continued to try to make it a better place. One of his greatest passions was The Friends of the Black Fork and their mission to preserve the Black Fork River and the downtown Shelby area. At the age of 16, Bruce started shooting fireworks with his father and brother. He later became a commercially licensed pyrotechnician and had put on shows for the City of Shelby as well as various communities in the area. Above all, Bruce loved having fun. Whether it was boating, fishing, racquetball, reading, playing darts, playing Mario with his wife, or spending time with his grandchildren, Bruce loved life and enjoyed the party. He will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, and best friend, Brenda (Humphrey) Schraedly whom he wed September 25 2002; one son Chris (Taylor) Schraedly of Ontario; mother Eileen Schraedly of Ontario; step-daughter Kara (Richie) White of Mansfield; 6 grandchildren Rain, River, Brook, Wade, Paisley and Amelia; and a brother Bob (Jodi) Schraedly of Lexington.
He was preceded in death by his father Robert A. Schraedly.
Friends may call at the Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday November 19, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8PM. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 11AM, Pastor Rick Lewis will officiate with interment following at Myers Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial expressions may be made to The Friends of The Black Fork at 34 E. Main Street, Shelby, OH 44875.
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