Our beloved friend, Bruce Herbert Limpus passed away Saturday, August 29, 2009 from complications due to cancer. Bruce was a husband, father and grandfather; a prolific artist, author, producer, director and fabulous story teller. He performed on many San Antonio stages and was a member of The University of The Incarnate Word's Extended Run Players. Retired from the Air Force, Bruce taught school and with his wife of 50 years, Sheila, was a founder of The Shoestring Shakespeare Company.
Bruce received the Alamo Theater Arts Council Service Award and The San Antonio Theatre Coalition's Living Legend Award. Funeral Arrangements are pending.
SATCO Board Member Marcie Larson & Ruth Lown
Funeral Services for Bruce H. Limpus will be Tuesday September 8th at 10:15 a.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. The family requests that no funeral black be worn.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to:
Funeral arrangements with Mission Park South, (210) 924-4242
Arrangements for a later celebration of Bruce's life are pending.
Express News Obituary
Bruce Limpus, renaissance man, passed away August 29. Born May 14, 1928, Bruce enlisted in the US Army Air Corps in 1946 and served for 26 years. His career was spent as a linguist and crypto-analyst with the USAF Security Service. Upon retirement from the USAF, Bruce taught English, Drama, and GT Media classes in the Edgewood District for 21 years. These experiences led him to write a widely used guide to media education. In 1997, he began to work full time on his life long love, the arts. He was a visual artist, poet, novelist, playwright, actor, director, and scenic and costume designer, winning several awards for his work. In 2003, SATCO recognized him as a Living Legend. If a man's life is measured in the number of people whose lives he has touched, Bruce had a remarkable life. He nurtured numerous artists, actors, writers, teachers and students, all whom benefited from his knowledge, generosity, and humor. Bruce is survived by Sheila, his wife of over 51 years, his daughter Teresa Zapp, her husband David, and their children Amanda and Jacob. He is also survived by innumerable friends who loved him deeply and will miss him.
Graveside Services will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 10:15 A.M. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Christus VNA Hospice, 9303 Cinnamon Hill Cottage C, San Antonio, Texas 78240. For personal acknowledgement you may sign the guest book at www.missionparks.com in the obituary section.
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We offer our sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the family of Bruce Limpus. God Bless-
Kathy Hornsby- Hornsby Entertainment Theatre Company