unknown - January 11, 2014
Anne F. (Sweet) Bruch, age 76, passed away after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Leesville, LA. Originally from Skaneateles, Anne grew up on her parents’ small farm and attended school in Marcellus. After graduating from Albany State Teacher’s College, she taught in Springville, N.Y., then moved to Hawaii to continue her education. She married Sergeant First Class Charles Bruch in 1963; they lived as an Army family in Kansas, New York, Connecticut, West Germany and Leesville, LA while raising their two daughters. Anne was a lifelong student and enthusiastic reader and enjoyed traveling and learning about new places, cultures and languages. In Louisiana she worked first as a librarian at Fort Polk, and then progressed through other civil service exams until her retirement. She was also a Girl Scout leader, volunteered for the Leesville HS Band Boosters, and was a member of Pilot International, a professional women’s organization. She loved her family and enjoyed watching her two grandchildren grow and learn.
She is predeceased by her parents Joseph and Marion Sweet. She is survived by her husband Charles F. Bruch, daughters Molly (David) Wascom of Albuquerque, NM and Louisa (Michael) Naber of Denver, CO; grandchildren Ian Wascom and Sarah Naber; sisters Phyllis (Terril) Stearns of Manlius, NY, Mary Jo (Mark) Adams of Naples, NY, and Marjorie (James) Wilkins of Prescott, AZ; and her extended Bruch family in Iowa. Anne was an energetic, bright, curious woman, and is sadly missed.