In Memory

David Palmer Bruck - Class Of 1945

David Palmer Bruck, 79, went to be with his Lord on March 22, 2008 in Redding, California. David was born April 21, 1928 in Los Angeles to Porter and Dorothy Bruck. He spent his early years in San Marino, graduating from high school at University School, Pasadena in 1945.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in July 1945 during World War II. His ship, the USS Huntington, DD-781 delivered supplies for the first atomic bomb test at Bikini Island, then stopped at Kwajelein and Hawaiian Islands. He was discharged in August 1946.

David married Eleanore Irene Zacharias on April 2, 1949 in La Canada. They moved from Southern California later that year to San Francisco where David worked for Dean Witter & Co. until he entered the Title Insurance business in Oakland working with various title insurance companies until he purchased his own company, Redding Title and Insurance Company in 1967. He was in the Title Insurance business for a total of 38 years.

David was a loving husband, father and grandfather. A wonderful friend to all, with a great dry sense of humor, proud of his family, a very forgiving person, giving everyone a second chance. He was a man of great integrity. His hobbies, included fly fishing, antique collecting, vintage sports cars and race cars.

David was a member of Valley Christian Fellowship for 24 years where he served as a Greeter and was on the Sonshine Team. He was a past member of the following organizations: The Salvation Army Board of Directors, the Gideons, Shasta Co. Appeals Board, Redding Rotary Club, Los Californianos (7th generation Californian), Napa Historical Society, Western Racing Assoc. and a member of AA for 55 years. He was a platelets donor at Shasta Blood Center (100 donations).

David is survived by his wife Eleanore of 58 years: Three daughters, Dana Cash (Glen), Lisa Berry, Sarah Martinez (Mike); five grandchildren: Ryan Cash, Ashley Berry, Hope Letscher, Caitlyn and Michael Martinez.

Redding Record Searchlight, March 27, 2008