Bruce K. Eastham

December 15, 1932 ‒ September 19, 2014

Sunbury, Ohio

Bruce K. Eastham, age 81 of Sunbury passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 19, 2014 at Grady Memorial Hospital.

He was born on December 15, 1932 in Decatur, Illinois to the late Kermit and Helen (Peckert) Eastham. A US Army Veteran, he served during the Korean War. A talented musician in his younger years he played both the Accordion and Vibraphone. He retired after 38 years as a computer specialist with the Defense Logistics Agency.

Bruce enjoyed a keen interest in MG automobiles, especially his 1952 MG TDC. A longtime member of the New England Chapter of the MG- T Register, Central Ohio MG Owners, NARFE, he was also a member V.F.W. and American Legion organizations. A licensed pilot, he had passion for anything with wheels.

Not one to show emotion, he was direct in his own way and was a fan of westerns. He saw to it that his children attended college and provided things that he did not have as a child.

Conservation minded, he took pride in his small farm, planting trees and tending to its every need. Bruce loved his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survived by his wife of 61 years Audrey “Jo” (Hebel), son Kent (Lauren) Eastham of Delaware, daughter Sue Ellen Dumas of Sunbury, grandchildren Graham and Cooper Eastham, Jessica and Justin Dumas.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday at the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 28 E. William St. in Delaware where Pastor Jen Rue will officiate. A luncheon will be provided by the church immediately following the services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church or the Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 SR 47 E., Delaware, Ohio 43015

Condolences may be expressed at

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the Eastham family. We lost a member of the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church family.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this time of grief. Bruce was a unique individual, and gave willingly of his gifts and talents. I worked with Bruce for many years and appreciated his uniqueness.

  • Oh Jo, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and all of your family. Much love and many prayers being sent your way.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of sadness and grief. Sue Ellen, your father was always an honest and good hearted man. Remember now, in this time of grief, all of the good times you had with him and family. My condolences to the whole family.

  • Mr Kent Eastham, so sorry to hear that your dad passed away. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Kent and Eastham family my thoughts and prayers are with you as you go forward the next few days . remember god is only a prayer away and is willing and wants to help you with your every need .love and prayers Roger Rice

  • Sue Ellen and family,

    I was sorry to learn of your loved one’s passing. Please accept my sympathies at your loss. You will be in my prayers.

    Jean Reuter

  • Kent Eastham and family, our thoughts and prayers go out to you. I never met your dad, but he raised a wonderful son who is patient with children and inherited his dad’s gift for music. May God Bless you all.
    Terri and Joe Roden

  • Kent and Family,

    Very sorry to hear about your dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May The Lord give you comfort during this time.