Bruce Cantwell passed away in March 2020 in a tragic accident. He was known to some as Dad, G-Daddy, coach, Big Pink, Mr. Warmth, touched the lives of so many. He spoke to everyone, and, I mean, everyone! For those who called Bruce a friend remained as such no matter how long since they last saw or spoke to him. From Kazoo brothers, Lenape High School friends, I&D colleagues to Minutemen football Alum, all would crack a smile at the mention of his name.
A staple in the tradeshow industry, Bruce connected with people across the country, whether it be a company executive or the new guy on the dismantle team. With cigar in tow, Bruce walked the show floors as if the Mayor of the convention center, not making it far between greeting another friend.
As coach, Bruce led his sons’ teams in football, baseball and basketball, earning at least one championship for each son. His joy and passion for coaching caused him to continue after his sons left, adding more championships and friends to his resume.
In South Jersey, Bruce hosted neighborhood barbecues, golfed with the boys, and spent an innumerate amount of hours on his boat trying to catch fish. Not always a successful fisherman but he loved spending time on the boat with family and friends.
In Georgia, his love of people brought him to the Royal Oaks Homeowners Association golf tournaments, fishing days, and tide floats, the Carolina Shag Dance Club, and the good folks at Jekyll Island Marina. He loved volunteering at the PGA event on Sea Island and using his golf pass with his sons.
He is survived by his sisters; Linda, Carol, Karen, and Diane; sister-in-law Diane, wife Deb; sons Chad and Ryne; daughters-in-law Jessica and Dana; step-sons Cameron and Dillon; step daughter-in-law Lauren; grandchildren Elizabeth, Leonardo, Caroline, and Sophie and his black lab Baby Girl.