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Updated: 02/20/2014 08:00:05AM

Bruce Clinton Mothorpe

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Bruce Clinton Mothorpe, 89, of North Port, Fla., and formerly of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.

He was born Nov. 14, 1924, in Ontario, N.Y., to Julia (nee Root) and Ralph Clinton Mothorpe.

Bruce was a World War II Veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was an Engineer in Charge of decorative tooling for 43-plus years at General Motors, having retired in 1983.

Bruce is survived by his wife of 66 years, Edith; daughter, Sharon (Donald) Clark of North Port; sons: Ronald (Cathy) Mothorpe of Berkley, Mich., Dale (Carolyn) Mothorpe of Waterford, Mich., and Douglas (Barbara) of Port Charlotte, Fla.; sister, Donna (Gordon) Maycumber of Central Square, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Burial will take place at Christian Memorial Gardens in Rochester, Mich.. Memorial Donations may be made to your favorite charity. To share a memory, visit

Sawyer Fuller Funeral Home will be in charge of the burial arrangements.

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