Bruce Halse

Bruce W. Halse

Monday, June 18th, 1945 - Friday, November 15th, 2019
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PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - Bruce Walter Halse, 74, formerly of Latham, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family Friday, November 15, 2019 at Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte, FL. He was born in Troy, NY on June 18, 1945. He was the son on the late Walter and Mary Riggione Halse.

He was raised in North Greenbush and graduated from Troy High School. He later graduated from the Orlo School of Hair Design and Cosmetology.

He opened Bruce's Glamour Chalet in Latham in 1965 and operated the business for almost 50 years. He lived most of his adult life in Latham but retired to Port Charlotte, FL 5 years ago.

He loved traveling and visiting the beach. He was an avid golfer and had a love for classic cars, boating and the New York Jets.

Bruce is survived by his fiance Linda DiLorenzo; loving father of Melissa (Frank) Cooper, Kevin Halse, Jessica (Justin) Kneer and Joshua (Mackenzie) Halse; devoted grandfather to Shawn Cooper, Logan Cooper and Julia Kneer; brother Richard Halse and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son Bryan Halse and his brother James Halse.

Bruce's family would like to thank Rick and Jennifer Rodrigues and Pam and Bill Roberts for being such wonderful friends over the years.

Bruce was hard working, kind and caring. He went above and beyond for his friends, family and customers. He was a tease and jokester and he loved to make people laugh. His family and friends will miss that sense of humor and kind heart the most.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate Bruce's life Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 9:00–10:30 am at the Bowen & Parker Bros. Funeral Home, 97 Old Loudon Road, Latham with a funeral mass to follow at 11:00 am at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 498 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham with Rev. Geoffrey D. Burke, Pastor, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Tidewell Hospice, Philanthropy Department, 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34238.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
    Bowen & Parker Bros. Funeral Home
    97 Old Loudon Road
    Latham, NY 12110
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 11:00am
    Our Lady of the Assumption Church
    498 Watervliet Shaker Road
    Latham, NY 12110
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Geoffrey D. Burke


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Brittany Blodgett

Posted at 08:18pm
One of the best people I have ever known. I grew up next door to the glamour chalet and from taking me in when I forgot my keys, to plowing our driveway, offering me a car to use when I wrecked mine, or sending us pizza for no reason, he was an amazing presence in our lives even after he sold the salon. So sad to hear he's left us, he will be greatly missed. Sending love and prayers.
Brittany Blodgett

Joan Rebhun Smith

Posted at 04:50pm
My sympathy to Bruces family and many friends. I grew up with Bruce from Little Red School house until he would abuse me in his Glamour Chalet. With a room full of patrons he would ask if I finally got rid of the headlice and he told me not to give him any more bad checks. He was one of my closest friends forever. I really loved how he made everyone laugh. I am sure Heaven will be quite a happy place. love you Bruce. Joan Rebhun Smith, Brunswick, NY

Stefanie Bonnier

Posted at 05:27pm
Bruce could just make anybody smile. i had some of the best days being around him❤️❤️🙏🙏 so many thoughts and prayers to his family and friends

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Posted at 11:30am
We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
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Barbara Strand

Posted at 08:25pm
A great man with a great sense of humor so sorry for your loss

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