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“I loved his class @6pm U D He always told great stories to make the French class interesting ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Joe Brewster - Orlando, FL

“I will miss you As a neighbor ! You were a good guy and I enjoyed talking to you and thanks forKeeping our neighborhood safe ! You will be truly...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: John and Natalie Collins - Dayton, OH

“My dear friend Jamie, I'm so sorry for the lose of your beloved Robert. You have been married a lifetime. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Evelyn Sizemore Coalt - Dayton, OH

“My Bruggeman was my French teacher. He was my sister's French teacher too. I hated French, but loved Mr. Bruggeman. Sometime, people tell you...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: john patton - Dayton, OH

“I was fortunate to have Mr. Bruggeman for two years as my Latin teacher and four years as my French teacher. His love of language was evident to his...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Susan (Fisher) Langley - OH

“Bob,willlive on in the hearts of everyone who loved him. We are sorry for your loss.Life is so tender, so fragile, and so very precious. God is our...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Ed White

“My sincere condolences to the Bruggeman family. May you rest in peace sir. It was an honor to have met you. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Terri Miike - McGuire AFB, NJ

“I knew your triplet sisters in elementsry school. I am so sorry for your loss my heart is with you all. God bless you in His comfort... ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Marcella (Smith) Flores - Dallas, TX

“Blessings to all the family. I pray for your great loss. jack tracey... ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: jack tracey - dayton, OH - friend

“Mr. Bruggeman was a kind, happy, loving man. He was always meeting me with a smile and a big hug. His kind heart was welcoming to all he was around...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Pamela Daniels - Carlton, TX

“Cathy & Greg, & Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know your pain all too well myself, cause we lost my Dad 6 yrs ago on this coming Nov...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Retta Ott


Robert "Bob" J. Bruggeman, beloved husband of 64 years to Jamie (nee Hawkes) Bruggeman passed away on September 26, 2015 at the age of 88. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, John and Modesta Bruggeman and his beloved grandson, Jonathon Gregory Bruggeman. He is survived by his wife, Jamie, dear brothers Jack Bruggeman and Paul Bruggeman, treasured family friend Mikell Kloeters, and extended family and friends. He was a devoted father to Cathy (Greg) DeMarco, Greg (Felicia McNutt) Bruggeman, Steve (Elizabeth) Bruggeman, Roberta (Scott) Liddic, Jennifer (Chris) Stricker, and Mary (Harold) Mayton, cherished grandfather of Jessica (Will) Rosenbeck, Stephanie and Matt Bruggeman, Holly and Hunter Mayton, Morgan and Jake Liddic, Emma and Jack Bruggeman and Drew and Joe Stricker, and loving great-grandfather of Layla Rosenbeck. Bob served honorably in the US Army from 1946-1947 at the end of WW II as an Office Clerk at General Headquarters of the Far East Command in Tokyo, Japan and remained in the Reserves until 1952. His education included a BS in Education from the University of Dayton, in 1951and a MA in French from the University of Paris in 1958 as a Fulbright Scholar. Bob also received the French Government Scholarship for Graduate Studies at Western Reserve University, and he studied French at the Pau Institute in Pau, France in 1964. As the first French teacher at Beavercreek Schools, Bob taught there from 1951-1958. He also taught at Fairview High School from1958-1983, and Colonel White High School from1983-1986. After retirement, he went to work for the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office from 1986-1993 as Auctioneer of Sheriff's Sales of Real Property (usually foreclosures). Bob's time with family was the most treasured. He also played tennis, worked crossword puzzles and enjoyed anything dealing with word study, history, speaking French, home maintenance and repairs, movies, stage productions, concerts, and tourism. Interestingly, he taught Edwin C. Moses (Olympic Track Star) and sponsored a group of students, including Edwin, who toured France one summer. While in Japan, he occasionally saw General Douglas MacArthur and Emperor Hironito. He also saw Admiral Tojo in the war crimes trial. In 1980, he served as French Interpreter for a N.A.T.O. Conference held in Dayton, Ohio. His travels included these countries: Japan, China, Philippines, Guam (Military), Canada, France, Spain, England, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy. Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 5 pm – 7 pm followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 7 pm, at Routsong Funeral Home, 2100 East Stroop Road, Kettering, OH 45429. The family would like to express our thanks for the wonderful help and care given by Hospice of Dayton. In lieu of flowers, friends may make Memorial Contributions to: Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave, Dayton, OH 45420.

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