Bruce Strain Sr.

Obituary of Bruce A. Strain Sr.

Bruce A. Strain of Monticello, passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at his Home. He was 60.


The son of the late Edward Strain and Arvilla Peck Strain, he was born June 27, 1960 in Walton, NY.


He is survived by his loving wife Laura Decker Strain; his children: Ned Gardner, Grace Strain (Jonathan Lewis), Melissa Strain, Bruce Strain, Jr., Heather Strain-DeGraw, Amanda Strain (Daniel Morris), Christopher Strain; Three sisters: Cathy Leibowitz, Linda Way, and a sister that predeceased him Annette Graham: 5 brothers; Robert Strain, Jerry Peck, Mike Strain, Bill Strain, Donald Strain; twelve grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 


Visitation will be held on Friday, June 18 from 10:00am to 11:00pm at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 401 Broadway in Monticello. Due to the current health crisis, social distancing guidelines must be met - a limited number of people at one time will be allowed in the funeral home, and facemasks are required at all times. Burial will follow at 1:00pm at the Harvard Cemetery, 152 Cemetery Lane in East Branch. 


In lieu of flowers, well Bruce didn't like flowers, so instead just tell a joke and put a smile on someone's face. Bruce had a great sense of humor and always had a joke to tell. If you knew Bruce you knew he was always gonna say something funny. He loved putting a smile on everyone's face that was around him. His favorite things to do were going hunting, collecting collectible cars, going to the junkyard and spending time with his family. His accomplishments was his sobriety and seeing how far he has come, but his proudest accomplishment was his kids and family and watching them grow up. He loved each and every one of them. He will be remembered as a family man, a jokester and the junkman which he loved. He is loved and will be missed dearly. We all are gonna miss his riddles that he would say. We love and miss you dad. “God, without God I’m nothing. He is my leader in everything I do.”


Arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello NY; for additional information or to send an online condolence, please visit 



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10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, June 18, 2021
VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home (Monticello)
401 Broadway
Monticello, New York, United States
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