Bert P. Bruno - January 17, 2010

     RAVENA – Bert P. Bruno, 92, entered eternal life Sunday, January 17, 2010 at the Veterans Hospital, Albany.  Bert was an Army veteran serving during WWII with the 82nd Airborne Division, the recipient of the Bronze Star.  Bert along with his business partner, John DeFlumer, owned the former Ra-Co Aluminum in Ravena.  He also retired from the former NY Central Railroad after many years of service.

     In 1957 Bert bowled a perfect 300 game, the first in Ravena.  He played first base in the Albany Twilight League at Bleeker Stadium for the NY Central team.

     Bert was predeceased by his wife Ruth A. Bruno in 2002.  Survivors include his daughter Ellen and her husband Tim Childs;  granddaughters, Stephanie (Al) Rubino, Tracey (Bill) Waters and Tricia (John) Kandefer-Margic;  5 great-grandchildren;  brothers, Louis, James and John (Carol) Bruno;  sisters, Josephine DeBarthe, Marie McCormick and Gloria (Joe) Campoli;  and many special nieces and nephews.  Bert was also predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Anna Bruno, son John Kandefer, brothers, Frank and Joe Bruno and sisters, Rose Schwalb and Nancy Pucci.

     Funeral services will be held 9 AM Friday, January 22nd at St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena.  Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Coeymans.  Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Thursday from 3 to 7 PM.  Contributions in memory of Bert may be made to St. Patrick’s Church, 21 Main St., Ravena, NY 12143.