Bruce Pagano

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Bruce Robert Anthony Pagano, 49, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau.

He was born Nov. 26, 1953, in Rockville Centre, N.Y., son of Gilbert and Janet Pearsall Pagano. He and Christine Burns were married July 21, 1979.

The Paganos had lived in Jackson the past seven years and attended First Presbyterian Church.

Bruce graduated from Grumman Data Systems Institute in 1986, and continued his education at New York Institute of Technology. He was most recently employed at Burkart Foam in Cairo, Ill. He was an avid reader and enjoyed political debate.

Survivors include his loving wife, Christine; a son, Russell Pagano of the home; a daughter, Teresa Pagano of the home; a brother, Anthony Pagano and fiancee Lisa of New York, N.Y.; two sisters, Barbara Hoover and husband Frank of Cranberry, Pa., and Maureen Pagano and fiance John McCurry of New York.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Dr. Grant Gillard will officiate.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the children of Bruce and Christine Pagano.