HUBBARD, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – There will be a Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at Saint Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Hubbard, with the Reverend Michael Swierz, officiating, for Rebecca A. Bruner, age 64, of Hubbard who passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, September 27, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Boardman.
Rebecca was born August 25, 1955, in Meadville, Pennsylvania, a daughter of Richard “Tiny” Richmond and Rita M. Lewis Bruce.
She was a 1973 graduate of Hubbard High School.
Rebecca was a school bus driver for Community Bus Service for 25 years, retiring in 2010.
She was a member of Saint Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Spina Bifida Association, where she was a delegate for the State of Ohio for many years and Easter Seals Ladies Auxiliary.
She enjoyed camping and crafts.
Her husband, Vincent G. Bruner, Jr., whom she married August 21, 1976 passed away July 31, 2002.
She will be sadly missed and remembered by her family, her spiritual union partner, whom she has been with since July 30, 2006, Raymond Rackoff; her daughter, Jennifer R. (Christopher) Conway of Liberty Township; her son, Vincent “Vinny” Bruner of Hubbard and her mother-in-law, Anne Bruner of Liberty Township.
She also leaves her sister, Regina (John) Carson of Austintown, Ohio and her spiritual in-laws, Nick (Fran) Rackoff of Florida and Gene (Mary Ann) Rackoff of North Carolina.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; father in-law, Vincent G. Bruner, Sr. and her stepfather, Clarence Dean Bruce.
There will be calling hours on Monday, September 30, 2019, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, October 1, 2019, from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m., at Saint Patrick Roman Catholic in Hubbard.
Rebecca will be laid to rest at Hubbard Union Cemetery.
Special thanks to the nurses at St. Elizabeth Health Center ICU in Boardman and The Northeast Ohio Urology Associates.
Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Patrick Roman Catholic Church Memorial Fund, 225 North Main Street Hubbard, OH 44425 or Eastern Regional Kidney Foundation, 4822 Market Street Youngstown, OH 44512.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home. Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral home’s website at www.stewart-kyle.com to share memories and condolences.