Bruce E. Nawoj


Bruce E. Nawoj, 74, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022, with his loving children at his side. Bruce was born on January 14, 1948, in Goffstown, NH, the son of Emil and Helen Nawoj. Bruce graduated from Keene State University, where he met his loving wife, Donna. Bruce and Donna had two children, Stephen and Kristen Nawoj.

Bruce was commissioned in the Air Force in 1972 and, as a B52 pilot was stationed at many different bases, including Montgomery AL and Zaragoza, Spain. Bruce and Donna found a permanent home in Rome, NY.

Members of the Patrician’s and the Hundred Dance Clubs, Bruce and Donna enjoyed ballroom dancing and spent many Saturday nights with their many friends at local dances. Bruce also enjoyed woodworking and spending time at their camp in Erieville, NY.

After Donna passed in 2012, Bruce moved to Philadelphia to be closer to his grandchildren, Riley, Cormac, and Vada Nawoj. There he was able to share his many stories about his time in the Air Force and his vast knowledge of so many, many different things.

Bruce touched many lives, and we will all miss him.

The memorial service is private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project in Bruce’s name: