PRICE - Felix Bruno, Jr., age 88, passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, 2012 in Price.
He was born Dec. 13, 1923 in Price to Felix Bruno, Sr. and Carmella Pagano.
Felix was a lifelong resident of Price and Wellington where he helped run the family sheep business prior to leaving for World War II. He proudly served his country in the Pacific as a U.S. Marine.
In 1949, he married Lucille Shimmin, in Price and they had six wonderful sons. They later divorced.
Felix loved taking his children on trips when they were young and he taught them the importance of hard work. He was a dedicated member of the United Mine Workers of America for over forty years. Felix was a highly skilled operator at the Coke Ovens for Kaiser Steel and he later went to work for US Steel at the Washer Plant in Wellington. He was well known for his strong work ethic among family and friends. After retirement, he started picking up aluminum cans just to keep him busy. He enjoyed policing the roadways of Southeastern Utah looking for treasures and many gave him the nickname "The Can Man".
He loved to dance, play the slots and was happiest when he was working. He cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren and he enjoyed family gatherings.
Survived by his sons, Ernie Bruno, Gary (Tauna) Bruno, Randy Bruno, Jeff (Valerie) Bruno, Bert (Michelle) Bruno; his dear grandchildren, Chelci, Jason, Brandilynne, BriAnne, Landon, Nathan, Bryson, Jaycey, Kaylee, Careshmeh, Omeid, Camellia, Azita, Kortnie, Baylie and Kaytlen; two sisters, Beverly (Gary) Bennett, Rosemarie (Robert) Falsone Holmes; sisters-in-law, Helen and Doris, and many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents, his son, Douglas Bruno; brothers, Jesse, Leonard, Ernest and Michael Bruno; and sister, Betty Lou Bruno Stanton.
Funeral service, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Thursday one hour prior to service. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are welcome daily and may share memories of Felix at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.