Bruce Vanderhoof
Bruce Vanderhoof
Bruce Vanderhoof

Obituary of Bruce Vanderhoof

Bruce J. Vanderhoof, 57, of Cruthers Road, Galway died Sunday morning May 27, 2018 at home surrounded by loving family as his life-long battle against cystic fibrosis came to an end.


He was born in Dover, NJ on February 18, 1961 a son of Robert and Jane (Richards) Vanderhoof and was a 1979 graduate of Morris Knolls High School in Rockaway, NJ. Bruce lived in Denville, NJ before moving to Galway in 1988.


Mr. Vanderhoof was employed with several local tree services prior to establishing Bruce’s Tree Service in Galway which he operated for over fifteen years.


Bruce enjoyed being outdoors and loved motorcycling, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, and camping. He had a love for animals and also enjoyed spending time renovating vintage trucks and motorcycles.


In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Kathi, and two brothers, Todd and Brian.


Survivors include his wife, Monica (Tomala) Vanderhoof, whom he married on June 25, 1988; his beloved dog and work companion, Ginger; his brother, Greg Vanderhoof (Faith Zimmerman) of Denville, NJ; a nephew, Tyler Vanderhoof; a niece, Sarah Vanderhoof; and an extended family that includes his brother-in-law Christopher Tomala, sisters-in-law Yolanda Doganay (Ziya) and Renata Marek, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.


Cremation was performed at Park View Crematorium, Schenectady. Calling hours will be held on Saturday from 2 – 4 pm at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home, Inc., 111 County Highway 106 (Corner of Route 29 & Black Street), Johnstown. A Memorial Service will follow at 4 pm at the funeral home with Rev. Linda Martin officiating. A second Memorial Visitation will take place on Saturday, June 9th from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Ave., Denville, NJ. Burial will follow at First Presbyterian Church of Rockaway Cemetery, Rockaway, NJ. Memorial contributions may be made to the Estherville Animal Shelter or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by way of www.inmemoryof-memorial.org.