Bruce R. Distler

bruce distler
Bruce Distler was born in Hempstead, New York on March 28th, 1958 to Burt Distler and Jean Sheifer. He grew up in Syosset, New York with siblings Alan, Lynn, and Amy. In 1983 he married Carole Sarcona with whom he raised four children, Laurie-Anne, Stephanie, Daniel, and Brianna. Throughout his life Bruce had several careers, most notably a business owner of an auto repair shop earlier in his life and then a general contracting company in his more recent years. Family was by far the most important thing in Bruce's life. He wanted to be there for everything. He rarely missed a sports game or a concert, even if it was a few states away. Bruce always put his family first, but made sure to leave plenty of time for his hobbies, including flying airplanes, riding motorcycles, boating, playing pool and fixing or building anything imaginable. Bruce will be deeply missed, but his memory lives on in the hearts of his friends and family, including his granddaughter Leah Rose who he loved with all his heart.

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  1. Our deepest condolences Carole and for you family. Our hearts to go out to all of you. Bruce was a great guy, a good friend, easy to get along with, he will be missed.

  2. The loss of Bruce and his love is a very painful thing. He would not have wanted to burden his family with anything. His love for his family was the main reason for living. His compassion over the years will never be forgotten, he will be missed so very much. I can proudly say he was a man I admired and love, that will not end. I pray for all in his life to find peace within their heart and know how much he loved you all!!

  3. Carole,We are so very sorry for your loss.Please know that you and your family are in our hearts and in our prayers.

  4. It is with much disbelief and anguish that I heard of my friend leaving us. My heart felt prayers and condolences. He is already missed by so many family and friends. God be with you Bruce until we ride together once again. Peace brother.

  5. You will always be a second father to me, you treated me like I was one of your own. I will always love you as such.

  6. I’m very sorry to hear of this loss. Bruce was one of the first people I met at LIBMWRC get togethers and was a very enjoyable person. I am certain the loss is his presence at club events will have an impact on all members. My thoughts and prayers go out to Bruce and all of his family; may God rest Bruce’s soul.- Pete

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