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Terrence Bruce Launhardt, age 71, better known as Bruce to those who loved him, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2018 at MUSC in Charleston, South Carolina surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Plainfield, New Jersey on May 18, 1947 to the late Walter and Ruth Smith Launhardt. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Pamela Strychowski Launhardt. His brother Charles (Chuck) passed away in 1992.

Bruce enjoyed life part time in Hilton Head and New Jersey loving both places and the activities offered in each location.

He graduated from Woodbridge High School in New Jersey in 1965 and was famously known as “Cousin Brucie” captain of the football team. He then attended Bethel College in McKenzie Tennessee graduating in 1969. After graduation, he served in the army from 1969 until 1971, doing a tour of duty in Vietnam.

He married his wife, Pam, August 22, 1971 and they spent many wonderful years traveling, golfing, and enjoying life.

He worked at Huffman Koos furniture store for 2 years before becoming employed at the Dreyfus Corporation as Assistant to the Director of Advertising, where he worked for 34 years until retirement in 2007.

Bruce was kind, generous, and fun loving and will be greatly missed by many dear family members and friends. Rest in peace, Bruce, with your family, the angels, and the Lord.

Viewing will be held at Copeland Funeral Service Beaufort SC Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 2:00-4:00. Funeral service will be held at Copeland at 10:00 followed by interment at the National Cemetery in Beaufort on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 11:00.

The family would like to thank the wonderful nurses and caregivers at Hilton Head Hospital And especially MUSC for their compassion and care.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or Popcorn Park Zoo Associated Humane Societies Forked River NJ.

Online Condolences

  1. Alice Potenski says:

    Dear Pam-so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Keeping you and your family in thoughts and prayers and sending love from your ADK sisters

  2. Sandra mccormack says:

    So sorry to hear about Bruce. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Love, John and Sandy

  3. Paulette Hudock says:

    Dear Pam
    I am very saddened to hear about the passing of your husband, Terrence. At this very difficult time, please know that we are praying for you and your family and send our deepest condolences. ❤️✝️
    Love Paulette & Meredith DiMeola

  4. Tiffiney Launhardt says:

    Dear Aunt Pam,

    I am sorry to hear about Uncle Bruce! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if there is anything at all that you should need.



  5. Richard jankowski says:

    Pam, so sorry to hear about Bruce.
    Rich jankowski

  6. Andy and Susan Jaysnovitch says:

    Our deepest condolences to you and your loving family, Pam, as well as to your sister in law and nieces and nephews. Andy and I are so sad to learn of Bruce’s passing. We certainly loved him and have many fond memories of Bruce. We are keeping you, Pam, in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Barbara says:

    Dear Pam,
    Sending you love and deepest sympathy upon Bruce’s passing. Hoping loving, treasured memories help you at this difficult time. Though far away we keep you close in our hearts and prayers.
    With love,
    Barbara and Marie

  8. Sue Maurer says:

    Dear Pam, We are so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. He was such a nice, kind, and loving man. We are sending you Prayers to help you in this difficult time. Please know that all you have to do is call if we could help you in any way. Love to you and your family, Sue and Mary

  9. Mary Jane & Bob Edgar says:

    Dear Pam, We are so sorry to hear about Bruce’s passing. He was always like a brother to me and I enjoyed working with him for over 25 years. I am so happy you planned so many wonderful get togethers for us when we moved to Jersey. I am so lucky to have a million memories of Bruce. He will forever be in our hearts and never forgotten. We are always here for you Pam. Love, MJ & Bob

  10. Alice & Andy Buydos says:

    Sending our love & deepest sympathy to you. We have great memories of fun times together. Hugs to you and your family.
    Love, Alice & Andy

  11. Gayle Wargo says:

    Dearest Pam,
    Jim O’Kelly told me about Bruce’s passing. I am so very sorry. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Tom and Gayle

  12. Chris & Joe Gola says:

    Dear Pam – we are so very sorry about Bruce…we certainly had some fun times together! You two were so good together – we always enjoyed reading about your adventures! And we certainly had hoped to get together for some more of them…please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers always! Love you!

  13. Sam Mancuso says:

    Dear Pam, obviously, we’re all so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing ~ no more pain for him & he’s resting in Eternal Peace! Prayers continuing for you & your family.

  14. Jim O'Kelly says:

    Dear Pam,
    In my den is a bulletin board. I pass it several times a day. On that board are mementos that I associate with people who are special to me. Those items keep those people vital to me, and remind me why they are special.
    On that board for at least fifteen years is a photo of my buddy, Ed, Bruce, and me. It was snapped on a torrid Rutgers Homecoming Day a few hours before the big game. We are seated under a canopy about to sip a Budweiser to protect ourselves from the heat and humidity.
    That photo will remain on that board for the rest of my life. It will remind me that Bruce was more than a Friend. Bruce was a Pal. With Love…

    Your Pal,

  15. Barry & Linda Mahoney says:

    Dear Pam,
    Very sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing – I attended Bethel College with Bruce and he will always be remembered as a friendly and considerate person by all that knew him.
    Barry Mahoney
    Vero Beach, Fla

  16. Denise Rupp Wall says:

    Dear Pam,
    I was so deeply saddened to hear of your husband’s passing. You have my heartfelt sympathy. May your wonderful memories of him bring you comfort and peace at this sad and painful time and always. I am so very sorry. I am praying for you.
    Love, Denise

  17. Grover and Gayle says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Will always remember Bruce’s smile and his kind heart. He even had a good golf game at one time! Prayers for your family
    Grover and Gayle Cleaveland .

  18. Diane and Bo Worles says:

    Dear Pam,
    We are deeply saddened by the news of Bruce passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We have many fond memories of times spent with both of you.
    Diane and Bo

  19. Ellen Tomko says:

    Dear Pam,
    I was so very sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. My deepest sympathy to you and all who knew and loved him. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  20. Kelly Whiteley says:

    I am so very sorry and sad to hear about Bruce. My heart breaks for you Pam. I always enjoyed reading your Christmas letter with all your adventures. May you find comfort in those memories. He is your angel now and will always be with you.

  21. Terrence Bruce Launhardt says:

    I’ll love you forever!

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