Bruce P. Baggot

  • Born: March 5, 1956
  • Died: August 12, 2020
  • Location: Media, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Patterson Family Funeral Homes

43 E. Baltimore Ave
Media, PA 19063
Tel. (610) 566-3400

Tribute & Message From The Family

Bruce Peter Baggot

Age 64, died on Wednesday August 12th, surrounded by his loved ones at his longtime home in Media, PA. As was his nature, Bruce quietly endured many years of cancer and its treatments, keeping busy as much as possible right up until the final weeks. He lived with dignity.

Born in Flushing, New York, he moved to Old Bridge, New Jersey for his middle & high school years. Bruce met his wife, Sandra (Bak) Baggot, in State College, PA when they were both young, married in 1985 and raised two children, Tori and Ethan, in Sandy's hometown of Media, PA.

In his work, Bruce, a carpenter and builder, was a true craftsman, giving even the smallest of projects a certain attention to detail, thus was sought after for carpentry jobs that needed extra care. He could find a way to fix just about anything, and friends and neighbors know he would probably set about fixing it before you even asked. His many clients and friends can look around their homes and see rememberances of the many things he touched. The younger kids in the neighborhood were gifted with wooden bird houses - one of his last projects, that now line the street.

He loved dogs, especially his chocolate lab, Watson.

He loved to ride his tractor to mow the lawn and years ago, participated in a short lived neighborhood New Year's Eve tractor race that he won every year.

He loved the winter & snow, and it made him happy that kids thought the best sledding was in his backyard. Nothing could make him smile like over-engineering a school or scout's project, like a potato cannon.

Bruce also enjoyed cooking and was in the kitchen daily. He especially liked getting outside to grill or smoke something on one of his numerous grilles. Consequently, he took great pleasure in any holiday or reason to gather friends and family around multiple courses of a big meal. He loved equally the noisy table of extended family and the quiet early morning of food preparation. Just about any day, he favored a good hoagie with friends and a large Coke.

He was predeceased by his younger sister Andra Wilson who passed away just three months before him.
He is survived by his wife Sandy, daughter Tori and her partner Seth, and son Ethan, his brothers, Scott and his wife Cindy, Chris and his wife Wendy, and brothers in law James Wilson, Larry Bak and his wife Jacqui, Randy Bak and his wife Laura, and Tim Bak and his wife Erin.

He has six nephews: Eli, Evan, Tom, Peter, Scott Jr. and Zachary; three nieces: Evee, Nicole and Sara; and one grand-nephew Gerrard (son of Nicole) who all love him.

The out of town in-laws loved that he was part of their trips home for many years, often featuring a bonfire in the Baggot back yard.

A Celebration Memorial including a bonfire is planned for later in the fall when cooler weather arrives, his preferred time of year.

"No matter where you go, there you are." - Buckaroo Bonzai

Condolence & Memory Journal


Oh Sandy Peter and I are so saddened to hear this news. In these days of 'disconnect' we had no idea until today! Words cannot express our sadness and sorrow.
....all the camping memories, all the family memories, all the school memories will never be forgotten.
Please accept our deepest sympathies and our love to you, Tori and Ethan.
love, Lilian and Peter

Posted by Lilian Meier - MEDIA, PA - Family Friend   October 09, 2020

Very sorry for your loss, Sandra. I remember being at your wedding when I was 15 & being intimidated by Bruce's attractiveness!

Posted by Doug Lieux - Newark, DE - Family Friend   September 08, 2020

My condolences to you and your children and family. Bruce was a truly amazing person and will be VERY missed by so many. Holding you in the Light.

Posted by Monika Jelic - MEDIA, PA - Friend   September 02, 2020

My condolences, Sandy, to you and your children. So very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Agnes Silverman    September 01, 2020

will always remember watching the boys playing soccer and Bruce and myself talking about everything but soccer. Great conversations. Bruce was a great Man! Thinking of you All. Josh Hughes and family

Posted by Joshua Hughes - Media, PA - Friend   August 27, 2020

Bruce's passing is a very sad event for us, including Monika and other children. We asked Bruce and you to do many services in our Moylan house and then major jobs here in Swarthmore. The work Bruce did, particularly rebuilding my bathroom and shower, as well as the kitchen floor and closet, I often think about Bruce when I use the shower!

What has been unique in our relations was that parallel with professional business we have become personal friends: we have had interesting meetings and conversations with both of you about many different topics, shared some foods and meals, etc.

We are glad that we have been, and will remain good friends and Bruce will remain in our best memories.

Posted by Vukan and Rada Vuchic - Swarthmore, PA - Friend   August 27, 2020

Who knew that when Bruce showed up at our home about 8 years ago to replace an old porcelain kitchen sink that we would be amongst the many fortunate to find one of the most talented craftsman we've ever met. One project led to the next; a deck, an enclosed porch, a Carriage House apartment, custom flower boxes, butcher block countertops and much more. Bruce spent so much time at our house we not only saw his creativity and talents but his huge heart. He went out of his way to make things right and he really could fix anything. He also loved dogs as much as we do. Once while entering our property, our foster dog Watson, got out of the gate and high-tailed it down Rt. 141. Bruce was out of his truck in a flash in a foot race with Watson soon to return with this 90 lb chocolate Lab in arms. Afterwards, Watson received a treat everyday Bruce came to work and before long found a really lucky home with The Baggots.
In the short time we were as lucky to know Bruce he made us feel like family. One of the nicest guys you could ever meet. He will be sadly missed.

My heartfelt condolences go out to you, Sandy and your family.

Posted by Francine and Will du Pont - Wilmington, DE - Friend   August 23, 2020

He will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers for your family.

Posted by Lorraine Bradshaw - Media, PA - Friend   August 22, 2020

Sandy, Sorry for your loss. Ken Delmar

Posted by Ken Delmar - Media, PA - Family Friend   August 22, 2020

Bruce was a member of my extended family through friendship and love for my Sister and Brother-in-law. He was always up beat and smiling. Ready to help Ethen with a fishing pole or a fish. He will be missed in my family. Love to All

Posted by Margy Swartz-Carpenter - Woburn, MA - Friend   August 22, 2020

Marriage made me his brother in law but he made me his brother

Posted by Larry Bak - Media, PA - Family   August 21, 2020

We are very grateful for the intersection of our lives with your family and Bruce. Together, the two of you provided our family with a safe, beautiful and well built home and lasting connection. Bruce's and your passion for life and commitment to excellence changed the arc of our lives. We are so very thankful for that Connection and sorrowful for his passing.

Posted by Ron Joines - Friend   August 21, 2020

Love and peace to all of Bruce's family

Posted by Andrea Bonner - Landenberg, PA - Friend   August 21, 2020

Dear Sandy, No words can possibly convey my sadness on hearing the news of Bruce's passing...I am so very sorry. I cannot begin to imagine the deep & heart wrenching grief you are feeling. I witnessed first hand the awesome team you & Bruce made & think of you two as a real life Love Story. My thoughts prayers & deepest condolences going out to you & your family. If there is ANYTHING you or your family need, I hope you will ask! I am here for you. Much love ❤

Posted by Donna Wheaton - Media, PA - Family Friend   August 20, 2020

Sandy: I'm so sorry to read of Bruce's passing. May the wonderful memories you have, and the love of family that surrounds you, carry you through this difficult time.
Jeff Nagorny

Posted by Jeff Nagorny - West Chester, PA - Friend   August 20, 2020

I never had the pleasure of meeting Bruce, however am saddened for your loss. Blessings and Peace to you and your family.

Posted by Alan Warfield - Media, PA - Friend   August 20, 2020

Dear Sandy, It has been so long since we saw each other - and where do the years go? - that I missed meeting yiur husband, haven't met your kids (nor seen you family since, when? A long time. But I want you to how sorry I am that you have lost your husband, who just sounds like a wonderful man, and I hope that those years of happiness stay with you. Please say hello to your family, and maybe I will get my act together and figure out a way to reconnect. Ben

Posted by Benjamin White - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   August 20, 2020

Beautiful memories of a well lived life. Our condolences to you and your family.

Posted by Susan Mayer - Media, PA - Friend   August 20, 2020

tractor race is the best Bruce I miss you I love you a lot

Posted by Carl Camillo - Long Pond, PA - Friend   August 20, 2020

He will so missed by all of you and the rest of us that were touched by him both professionally & as a friend. Love, peace & light

Posted by Rosemarie Halt - Media, PA - Family Friend   August 20, 2020

Bruce was absolutely right about the sledding in the backyardbest in the whole town. No question. He always helped make his house a wonderful place to have fun and make memories that are still strong a couple decades later. Thinking of him and the whole family today. - Elizabeth Freeburg

Posted by Elizabeth Freeburg - Philadelphia, PA - Family Friend   August 20, 2020

My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Posted by Lois Roe - Wall, NJ - Friend   August 20, 2020

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