Bruce Allan Hendrix, 72, of Milton, passed away at his home Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022.
Bruce was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., the only son of Cleveland Devon Hendrix and Barbara Ann Bartram. Bruce spent his summers as a child on his family’s farm in Manassas, Ga.
Bruce and his wife, Merry, were married Aug. 4, 1973, and resided on E. 235th Street in the Woodlawn area of the Bronx, where they raised their three children. Bruce had a lifelong career of 42 years with Con Edison, where he worked as a metallurgist, retiring in 2012. Prior to retiring, Bruce and Merry enjoyed weekends at their second home in Rehoboth, where they moved full time in 2010, before ultimately settling in Wagamons West Shore in Milton in 2020.
Bruce was an avid reader, movie enthusiast and science fiction fan. He also enjoyed target shooting, sailing and stamp collecting. He was a loving grandpa/pop-pop to his four grandchildren, and he loved animals, especially his cats, Sassy and Bob.
In addition to his father and mother, Bruce was preceded in death by his stepmother, Elizabeth “Lib” Hendrix.
Bruce is survived by his wife of 49 years, Merry (Gramlich) Hendrix; three children, Sharra L. Jackson (Matthew), Sabrina L. De Almeida (Hernane) and Sean E. Hendrix (Gabriela); four grandchildren, Scarlett, Ophelia, Amalia and Orlando; five siblings, Debra Zwald (John), Wanda Hendrix, Kirk Hendrix (Angie), Burt Hendrix (Jerry) and Denise Hernandez Hicks; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family.
A memorial service will be held at noon, Saturday, Nov. 19, at Short Funeral Services chapel, 609 E. Market St., Georgetown. A time of visitation for family and friends will begin at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Brandywine Valley SPCA, 22918 DuPont Blvd., Georgetown, DE 19947, bvspca.org.
Online condolences are welcome for the family at shortfuneralservicesandcremation.com.