Silverton – Bruce,
79, died Tuesday, May 30 in Silverton. He was born in Salem,
living in Stayton most of his life and moving to Silverton 12
years ago. He graduated from Stayton High School and went on
to attend Willamette University and graduated from University
of Oregon. He was very active in local and national Republican politics
his entire life and still managed to balance that with his
love of the Ducks!
Bruce married Sandie
Davis on October 16, 1965 in Stayton. Bruce and Sandie added three
children into their life, Missy (Mark) Pasternack of
Vancouver, WA, Kristan (Anthony) Hoke of Silverton,
and Brett who passed away in 2010.
He was an
entrepreneur all of his life, owning and operating several
business: most well-known for Philippi Ford, where if you
wanted something on four wheels he had it including motor
homes and campers. You might have walked in with intention of
buying a Mustang and as a bonus walked out with a four legged
pony! At a young age he started Philippi Construction, who
developed Stayton’s Westown and homes of all shapes and
sizes in the Stayton area. Over the years he developed the
Doubletree business center, Ford Town, owned flower shops,
pizza parlor, the French pallet, the Nursery Outlet and the
Boulders Manufactured Home Park to name a few of his
Bruce was a member
of the Silverton Elks, and United Methodist Church of Stayton.
He owned Philippi Farms which raised and showed Morgan horses
all over the country. For several years he was member of the
Marion County Fair Board. He enjoyed giving back to his
community his entire life always supporting schools, Stayton
Hospital and many other community events. Next to his
business activities his greatest joy was traveling with his
family and friends, he was always on the go. When not
traveling he was gardening, cooking or entertaining friends.
Bruce is survived by
his wife of 51 years: Sandie of Silverton; his daughters;
grandchildren: Alyssa (Jeff) Doering, Blake Philippi, Paige
Pasternack, Elizabeth Hoke, Parker Pasternack and Abbie Hoke;
Cecily and Kennedy Doering.
Viewing will be held
from 6-8pm Sunday, June 4, 2017 at North Santiam Funeral
service will be Monday, June 5, 2017 at 10 am at Foothills
Church in Stayton. Private interment in Lone Oak Cemetery,
Stayton. Contributions may be made to the United Methodist
Church of Stayton or the Elks of Silverton. Serving the
family, North Santiam
Funeral Service, Stayton.