Bruce Joseph Price

October 20, 1961 - September 5, 2021 Kennett Square, PA | Age 59 A gentleman, husband, and lover of animals

The world has lost a gentleman with a golden heart. Bruce J. Price, age 59, of Kennett Square, passed away September 5, 2021, at Seasons Hospice in Wilmington, DE. He was the husband of Douglas Yago.

Bruce was a long-time resident of Mendenhall before moving recently to Kennett Square.

He was always interested in expanding his knowledge. He attended both Messiah University and Hahnemann University. He was a voracious reader.

Confirmed in the Episcopal Church, he was active for many years, primarily focusing on the youth. In addition, he helped lead annual mission trips to the Dominican Republic. He served on the Altar Guild as well as various other activities.

Bruce will be known by many as a true gentleman, a kind soul, and a devout animal lover. There was always room for another animal in his home.

Bruce fought a tough fight with cancer, but his problems never got in the way of being interested in others. He had outstanding care from his team at Thomas Jefferson University and in his last days by Seasons Hospice.

His husband, Douglas Yago, will sorely miss him. Together for 21 years and married since 2014, they enjoyed traveling together and just spending any time together. They made an impact on the youth in Wilmington. They also were active in fundraising for the Wilmington community. Doug and Bruce truly were a team. His pets, Philippe, Beau, and Delilah will also miss his caring touch.

Burial will be private per Bruce’s wish. In place of flowers, please consider donating to the Brandywine Valley SPCA.

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  1. May his memory be a blessing for you forever. My deepest sympathies to you, Doug.

    Rob Munin | September 14, 2021 at 5:26 AM
  2. Ohh, how excited Maggie Dog became as we drove up your driveway knowing she would be smothered with attention by Bruce when Ray and I dropped her off for pet sitting by Bruce!!
    She hung her head when she had to leave. Bruce was the dog whisperer in our life❤️
    He also helped me chose the most fabulous Christmas ornaments from the shop in Wilmington and I think of him every Christmas.
    Doug, Ray passed last November and I know he met Bruce as he did. He thought the world of Bruce! We all did!
    What treasures you were to each other and I grieve your emptiness.
    Much love, Mimi Nelson

    Mimi Nelson | September 13, 2021 at 2:38 PM
  3. Dear Doug, the loss of your husband is something you can never truly prepare for. As friends and loved ones celebrate Bruce’s life we also hold you up in our hearts and in our prayers. May you feel our loving arms supporting you in all the days to come.
    Cousin Carole

    Carole Schmickle Silvoy | September 12, 2021 at 11:41 AM
  4. Doug I am so sorry for your loss. Bruce was an amazing man. So kind and good spirited. I’m glad you found him and have so many wonderful memories to help you through this sorrowful time. Please accept my sincere condolences from me, my family and your Susquehanna friends. Love you. Janet Wyllie Lambert

    Janet l | September 11, 2021 at 8:36 PM
  5. Our family will cherish happy memories with Bruce and Doug. My thoughts are with you,

    Lisa Kaminski and family

    Lisa Kaminski | September 11, 2021 at 2:51 PM
  6. Doug – We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Although we have not spoken in ages we think about the two of you often. The love between you always made me and everyone around you smile. The way you teased each other and were always laughing. I have such fond memories of our years at Christ Church with you. The kids could not of had better mentors. Also will always remember Bloody Marys and laughing so hard I would cry. Bruce will be Terribly missed by all. We love you Doug

    Julie Shehan | September 11, 2021 at 2:07 PM
  7. Dear Doug, I am heartsick at your loss. Please know you are both loved and missed.

    Rebecca Reed | September 11, 2021 at 1:46 PM
  8. I’ve known Bruce many years, since he was in elementary school. He had a heart of gold. Bruce and Doug would dog sit for me when I needed them. He was the sweetest guy, friend and best bud you could ever have. I will miss him dearly. Love you Bruce. Give my Taz a hug in heaven. Deeply sorry for your loss Doug.

    Beverly Lafrance | September 11, 2021 at 12:46 PM
  9. I am absolutely heart-broken to read of Bruce’s death. We tended bar together at Roam Nite Club over 20 years ago. He was a mentor and awesome big brother to me. A lot of our patrons thought we actually were brothers. We also shared a mutual love of animals. My mind is now flooded with such wonderful and crystal clear memories of Bruce. I loved spending time with him at his home in Westtown. Playing croquet on lazy Sunday afternoons, our conversations about anything and everything, housesitting and watching his little girl China and the fat cats when he was on vacation, floating through Exton Mall, higher than groceries, and sharing a box of Godiva truffles lol. I regret that we lost touch over the years, but Bruce has always been and always will be in my heart. I am so glad he found his true love and had a happy, full life. My sincere sympathies to his husband Doug, and their family.

    Mark Anderson | September 11, 2021 at 12:03 PM
  10. Is so sad to knows that my dear friend Bruce pass away, I had the opportunity to share with him and Doug many years in Jalonga DR, he was a very compasive man and his husband Doug too. In 2018 I was USA and see him and give him a big hug, we never imagined it was to be last one. Dear brother Doug, my deep condolences for your loss. Bruce, we gona miss you forever.

    Hector Livio (Jalonga, DR)

    Héctor Ferrer Vásquez | September 11, 2021 at 9:38 AM
  11. Bruce really was such a sweet soul. Walking his happy little dog Phillipe around Kennett Square, he would always stop to say hello to friends and neighbors. Bruce told me that he loved trees and we had a great conversation about how people really need more trees, more nature in life. I am thankful for getting to know Bruce and Doug who shared with me the stories and special memories of their beautiful relationship. Bruce and Doug will always be gems for me whenever I think of these days here in Kennett Square. Blessings to Doug in memory of Bruce. 💜

    Kristina Smith | September 9, 2021 at 11:35 AM

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