Bruce Fernandez

Simple Cremation - Rochester, NY - Rochester Cremation

Rochester, NY: Passed away May 13, 2020 after a courageous battle with Cancer.

Survived by his loving wife Jan; his children Karen (Paul) Danielecki, Bruce (Erin) Fernandez; his stepchildren Jenny Schuber, Jason (Meg) Schuber; his grandchildren, who were his whole life and filled his heart with so much joy, Allyshia Danielecki (JohnPetronio), Amanda (John) Duclos, Kate Geil (DevinFogg), Erin (Michael) Vowles, Janie (John) Lewis, Nathan Danielecki, Deana (Zac) Smith, Breanna Fearon, Nicholas Fernandez; several great grandchildren; his twin brother Ronald (Colleen) and many  nieces  and nephews.

He was a retired building inspector for the town of Ogden, but in his retirement years he found his true passion. He started Rochester Carousel Works and carved full size carousel animals and taught many people over the years how to carve their own carousel animals. He also was hired to restore many of the animals on the carousel at the Syracuse Mall and was commissioned to restore one also inRhode Island. To challenge himself more, he started taking  painting classes at local colleges painting beautiful pictures for his family gradually working into another art medium and taking pottery and ceramic classes again creating beautiful works of art that were cherished by his whole family.

Due to Covid-19, a celebration of his life will be celebrated by his family this summer. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society, 1120 S.Goodman St, Rochester, NY 14620

6 Condolences

  1. sandra vowles on May 15, 2020 at 11:08 am

    A wonderful man! Prayers for all

  2. Gail Rivera on May 15, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    Oh Jan, I am so sorry. For your loss. Bruce will be missed and remembered by many many friends at the Eastside YMCA. He lightened many a dark day with his wonderful sense of humor and out going personality! One does not die who lives in hearts that love. May it be so with Bruce.

  3. Julie on May 15, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    I will always remember his smiles, jokes and the impact he made on my life and everyone’s life he touched. I have so many fond memories and my heart is just full of gratitude to of known this exemplary man. I remember him assuring my safety in my first apartment by putting safety locks on windows and peep hole on door, to buying my first house from him, sailing, learning to ski, doing crafts, lemonade stands, cape cod vacations, and all the sleep overs with Karen. He will be forever remembered. Sending love, hugs and prayers to you all!

  4. Tammy on May 16, 2020 at 12:50 am

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Bruce always shared a smile, a warm hug, and a story to brighten your day. His smile made you smile and his love was ever present. I am grateful to have had the pleasure of being a part of his life. Bruce you will be missed. Rest in peace, free of pain.

  5. Tom and Peggy Hack on May 17, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    Bruce was a great person and a great neighbor. I’ll always remember our talks about wood working, thunderbirds, family and love of life. He would always greet you with a smile. I’m going to miss our chats over the fence !! Prayers and sympathy are sent your way. These are difficult days, keep Bruce’s memories alive, tell stories often and live life to the fullest. Bruce wouldn’t want it any other way.

    Tom and Peggy Hack

  6. MARY McManus on May 19, 2020 at 8:39 am

    Jan , My deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family . Keep your memories close in your heart and Bruce will always be there . Mary ( Davis) McManus

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