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Gerry Bruce England

February 9, 1945 October 31, 2019
Gerry Bruce England
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Gerry Bruce England, 74, of Bardstown passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Jewish Hospital of Louisville. He was born on February 9, 1945 in Mayfield, Ky and grew up in the Dublin community of Graves County. A 1962 graduate of Wingo High School, he held bachelor and master degrees from Murray State University, a Rank 1 in Teaching from Western Kentucky University with additional course work at the University of Louisville.
He retired from the Nelson County Board of Education, having taught English or Journalism for 27 years at Old Kentucky Home School and Nelson County High School. After leaving teaching, he worked for the NBCBOE part time in public relations and technology. He was employed part or full time with school system for a total of 51 years. Mr. England was also the publicist for “The Stephen Foster Story” of Bardstown for 17 seasons. He enjoyed reading, musical theater and genealogy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmo and Mary Louise Thomas England, special friends, Ed Carty, Suzi Cederholm Schuhmann, and Ann Henry Shetler.
Bruce is survived by “adopted sons”, Charles Montgomery of Bardstown, David Sharpe, Louisville, and special friends, Mary Spalding of Bardstown, Mary and David Moore, Cox’s Creek, Pat Berry, Boston, Ky., Mike Zoeller, Culvertown, cousins in Michigan and Western Kentucky; and special acquaintance, Bill Medley of Louisville. Mr. England selected direct cremation with no ceremony. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Nelson County, 2391 New Haven Road, Bardstown, KY 40004.


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