Donald “Bruce” Rist
Donald “Bruce” Rist age 67, of Albion passed away Friday, August 28, 2020 at his residence following an
He was born in Glen Ridge, NJ on July 5, 1953 a son of the late Donald H. and Barbara Bentley Rist.
Bruce was a 1972 graduate of McDowell High School and worked at Horwath Electric Motors for over 21
Years. He also recieved his CDL license in 2003 and drove truck for several companies, and retired from
ACE Viking Electric in 2018.
Bruce and his wife were foster parents for five years and he made a positive impact with our foster
children. He was always there to help a neighbor, family, or a friend, and asked nothing in return. He
was a loving husband and father. He was devoted to his family.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years Sheila Brothers Rist; three sons: Nicholas Rist and his wife
Katharine of McKean; Paul Gilson and fiancé’ Jennifer Lore-Avery of Edinboro; and Tyrel Gilson of
McKean; a daughter Serina Rist of Albion; three brothers: Phillip and Bryan Rist of Chambersburg, PA;
and Douglas Rist and his wife Roanne of Newark, NY; 11 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements entrusted to the Burton Funeral Home, 525 Main St. Girard
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, Erie, 1645 West 8th St., Erie, PA 16505.