Bruce John Bevan

July 23, 1951 ~ August 19, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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Bruce J. Bevan

"Dolittle"  "Bubba"  "Brewster" "Boom Boom"  "Mavin"  "Bevalaquava"


     Lifelong resident and prominent local business man, Bruce J. Bevan, 72, of Amherst passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2023 at his home surrounded by his loving and devoted family.

     Bruce was born in Lorain in the summer of 1951, the lucky son of the late Albert W. and Nancy R. (nee Pataky).  He was promptly baptized and confirmed into the Redeemer family. He then joined the Boy Scouts of America Troup 3361. He graduated from Lorain High School in 1969 and continued his formal education at Lorain Community College obtaining his Associate degree.

     He was an enthusiastic, lifetime member of Church of the Redeemer in Lorain. He especially enjoyed working in the food kitchen, where he was able to meet and interact with members of the community.

     His marriage to Marlene Simpson and the “Simpson” Clan was a benchmark in his life.     

     After graduation, he joined the Ted Jacobs family of employees. Mr. Bevan owned and operated Jenkins & Bevan Insurance Agency in Amherst. His experience in the insurance industry deeply enriched his life.

     He was an avid Browns Fan, holding season tickets for over 30 years, and his involvement in many other community activities: “Fat Tuesday Club Nido and “2nd Tuesday.”  He was a well respected stock car driver, proudly being welcomed with enthusiasm into the "Racing Family.” community; making many appearances at Sandusky Motor Speedway.

     Another accomplishment Lion Bruce reached was his service to the Lorain Lion’ Club. He served in several offices of the club including all three vice-president chairs, President, and past president. A prestigious leader, he often said the club “tolerated” him, but in reality he was loved and more than appreciated for his leadership.

     Bruce and LuAnn had much love for their families and welcomed Alex, A.J., Alice, Mom’s Grace and Nancy into their home,

     Bruce is survived by his loving wife LuAnn DiGiandomenico, his son, Alex S. Bevan of Amherst, his favorite grandson A. J. Bevan of Amherst, step daughters, Christina M. (Jillian Pena) Sellers of Stone Ridge, NY; Katharine F. (Adam) Dalton of Wakeman, step son Mark S. (Audra) Sellers of Indianapolis, IN; sister Alice E Ginley of Amherst, his brother Norm (Jane) Bevan of Oberlin, nine step-grandchildren, Sierra (Zach), Addison, Sammie, Rivington, Sterling, Astrid, Wyatt, Abigail, Aubrey,  nieces and nephews Trisha, Jenny, John, Mitchel, Weston, Trinity and Shamus.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Marlene A. Simpson in 2006 and father-in-law Lou.

     Friends may call on Saturday, August 26, 2023 starting at 9:30 am in the Lorain Palace Theater, 617 Broadway Ave.., Lorain, followed by a funeral mass at 11:30 with Father Alex Barton, Rector, of the Church of the Redeemer, officiating. A Celebration of Bruce's life will follow mass.

    The family suggest that memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Redeemer 647 Reid Ave., Lorain.

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August 26, 2023

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Lorain Palace Theater
617 Broadway Ave
Lorain, OH 44052

Mass of Christian Burial
August 26, 2023

11:30 AM
Lorain Palace Theater
617 Broadway Ave
Lorain, OH 44052


Church of the Redeemer
647 Reid Ave., Lorain OH 44052


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