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Bruce Nathaniel Hardy

February 23, 1958 ~ April 19, 2022 (age 64)

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Bruce Nathaniel "Sabree" Hardy

Born to the late Vivery “Vi” Williams Hardy and Richard Pete on February 23, 1958, in Chester, PA


Early education was received at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School in Chester, he attended middle and high schools through Chester-Upland School District and graduated from Bok Technical High School in Phila where he gained his skills in Food Service and Culinary Arts.


As a child Bruce was baptized Catholic and served as an altar boy at IHM. In his adult years he joined St. Daniel UMC Church in Chester where he served as member. He cooked for the church functions and the community for years. He had a passion to feed and serve the underserved in the community.


Bruce worked in many restaurants and bar establishments as a cook such as B&C diner and Joe RICO's to name a few, but mainly he worked independently cooking, baking and preparing meals for family functions, the community, organizations and churches. He was well known in Chester and the surrounding areas for his platters.

About Bruce

He was well known for the dedicated time he spent caring for his mother before her passing.

Bruce had a special interest of giving careful attention to the tracking and documenting the family roots and history. He did this through tracking births, milestones, and pictures of every occasion. He loved attending family gathering and Hardy Parties where he could meet new family members, tell stories of family history, and examine the new babies "big toe".

Cooking and Eating was his pleasures. We used to say “if you can eat it, Bruce can cook it” and make it taste delicious!!!

He is predeceased by his parents Vivery "Vi" Hardy and Richard Pete, brothers, Larney "Boodles" Hardy and Dennis Hardy Sr., sisters Sophronia "Soni" Brown, Bernice "Nicky" Hardy, and Annette "Netta" Hardy. He leaves to cherish his memory his siblings, Gloria "Pitter" Francis, Richard "Rick" Hardy (Vanessa), David "Monty" Muhammad, Sally McClain (Idris) and Linda Powers (Kelvin) A special nephew Dennis "Porky" Hardy Jr (Lakishia). In addition he leaves a host of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews and lifelong friends Cheryl Peterson (Sandra) and Carrie Argro.

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May 6, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St Lukes Church
320 Tilghman st
Chester, PA 19013

Funeral Service
May 6, 2022

11:00 AM
St Lukes Church
320 Tilghman st
Chester, PA 19013

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