Bruce Dauphin Greenawalt, 86, of Weston, FL, died August 1, 2022. Born January 25, 1936, in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended St. Paul’s School from the eighth grade until graduating in 1954. His graduating class was the second at the Brooklandville, Maryland campus. He served in the US Navy from 1955 to 1959. He attended Electronic Technician School in Great Lakes, IL, for six months. Bruce was based at the Brunswick Maine Naval Air Station from March 1956 to March 1957. He served aboard the Forest Royal, DD872, from March 1957 to November 1958. While aboard the Forest Royal, he, along with another technician received a Captains Commendation for climbing to the top of the mast, and replacing the drive motor for the air search radar antenna. This was accomplished in the North Atlantic Ocean during a NATO exercise involving several countries. Bruce and his friend received the commendation in front of the entire crew. He was extremely proud of the honor given to him. At the time of his discharge, he held the rank of Electronic Technician 2nd Class Petty Officer.
During his Navy enlistment, he became a “Trusty Shellback” (crossing the equator), a “Blue Nose” (crossing the Artic Circle), and he became a man realizing he had a responsibility to his family, his friends, and himself. His final eight months of service were aboard the USS Forrest Sherman, DD931.
He was employed at the Westinghouse Defense Center from August 1959, retiring February 1, 1994. At Westinghouse, he worked in the transformer manufacturing area for the bulk of his career. The last 17 years of his employment, he was responsible for the manufacture, test, environmental test, and delivery of Hega reliability transformers, which were later used in defense satellites. He also assisted solving problems with high voltage transformers, and assemblies. His retiring position was Senior Manufacturing Engineer.
In 1961, Bruce enrolled at John Hopkins University, and in 1965, he received an Associate degree in Electrical Engineering from McCoy College (John Hopkins night school).
In July 1995, he moved to Weston, FL, to be close to his sister, and her family. He was an avid Baltimore Oriole Fan, and every baseball season was extra special for him. Bruce worked part-time at T. M. Ralph Funeral Homes from 2005 until 2020.
He was a member of Glen Burnie, Maryland Moose Lodge #1456 since September 1980. Bruce became a member of the Fraternal Organization of Elks in September 1991. His present lodge is Hollywood West Elks Lodge #2356.
He is preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Elizabeth Bruce Blake and Captain George “Web” Blake; sister, Susan Elizabeth Kelly; aunt and uncles Virginia and Charles Cronin, and Kitty and Lt. Col William Crider, and longtime friends, Shirley Allen, Rita Jane Cooper, Kay Mohl, Rose Marie and Lew Myers, and Winston Devoid.
Bruce is survived by nieces, Dr. Bridget Silva, and Kerry (Bob) Caffarelli; brother-in-law, Michael Kelly; cousins, Charles (Lisa) Cronin, Kathy Hiatt, Jay, and John Crider; great-niece, Kelli Goos and Katelyn Caffarelli; great-nephews, Richie Goos, and Paul Silva. Viewing will be Monday, August 15th, 2:00pm-4:00pm, with a 3:00pm funeral service.
Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Veteran’s section of Parkwood Cemetery in Parkville, MD.
Arrangements entrusted to T. M. Ralph Funeral Homes, 371 NW 136th Ave, Sunrise, FL 33325 (954) 587-6888 www.tmralph.com