FIRM, Harry Bruce, 98, of Toronto, OH, passed away Thursday February 28, 2013, in the Life Line Hospital in Wintersville, OH.
Bruce was born on February 19, 1915, in Toronto, son of the late Harry A. and Amanda Bruce Firm.
Bruce retired from the former Kaul Clay Co. in Toronto, where he worked as a boiler fireman. He also co-owned a saw mill, worked as a coal miner, clay miner, and worked at Peerless Clay Co. and the local steel mills.
He was a member of the Gospel Hall in Steubenville.
In addition to his parents, Bruce was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Marie (Petty) Firm, in 1992; his son, James, in 1947; his grandson, Edgar Firm; two brothers, G. David and S. Herbert Firm; two sisters, Ruth Morrow and Florence Firm.
Surviving are two sons, Ronald B. Firm of Toronto and Samuel (Joyce) Firm of Fayette, OH; five daughters, Dorothy (Junior) Rawson and Flo (Bob) Cronin of Toronto, Shirley (Al) Kinyo of Bloomingdale, OH, Marla (Kevin) Costello and Brenda (Herb) Swartz of Toronto; 20 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and two great- great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Bruce will be held on Sunday March 3, 2013, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the J.E. Foster Funeral Homes, Inc., 701 Findley St., Toronto. Visitation will also take place on Monday from 10 until time of the service at 11 a.m. Speakers Richard Westlake and Jim Snyder will provide the service for Bruce and burial will follow in Island Creek Cemetery in Toronto, OH.
Condolences may be offered to the family on our web site at: www.jefosterfh.com