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Bruce P. Baggot

Obituary for Bruce P. Baggot

March 5, 1956 - August 12, 2020
Media, Pennsylvania | Age 64


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

Services Pending. Please check back for further information.

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