VANDALIA — Bruce E. Sucher age 70 of Vandalia passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 10, 2017. Bruce was born January 6, 1947 in Dayton, OH and was a 1965 graduate of Fairview High School. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Duquesne University and his Master’s Degree from Xavier University. Bruce began his tenure in Vandalia as a Police Officer in 1976 and served as the Chief of Police from 1984-1987. He expanded his leadership role by then serving as the Vandalia City Manager from 1988-2004.
Regardless of his title, Bruce’s primary mission was to be an advocate and ambassador for anything that would better the Vandalia Community. Mr. Sucher was elected to the Vandalia-Butler Board of Education in 2013 and was currently serving as President. His imprint on the City of Vandalia is immeasurable. His proudest accomplishment was bringing the Vandalia Recreation Center to life and seeing it become the focal point of the community. Bruce was well known throughout the Dayton area community as he proudly served with various committees, boards, and civic organizations, including the Good Samaritan Hospital Board. He was an avid UD Flyer fan and treasured traveling with his family.
Preceded in death by his mother, Alberta, Bruce is survived by his wife of 41 years, Vicki (Holland); 2 children, Brandon (Kristina) Sucher of Vandalia and Lindsey (Eugene) Granger of Tallahassee, FL; 3 grandchildren, Ava, Blake & Carter; sister, Kenni Lou Walker; brother, Greg Sucher, along with a host of other relatives and numerous wonderful friends.
The Sucher family will receive friends in the Butler High School Performing Arts Theater on Thursday evening, March 16 from 4-7 pm. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 am, Friday, March 17 at the Christian Life Center, 3489 Little York Rd, Dayton, OH 45414. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bruce Sucher Memorial Fund, c/o the Dayton Foundation, 40 N. Main Street, Suite 500, Dayton, Ohio 45423. Arrangements entrusted to Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home, Vandalia.