Please take note: Due to Covid-19, Funeral Services will be held after the New Year. Details to be forthcoming. * Bean Funeral Homes, Shillington, PA, will oversee all funeral service arrangements. To post online condolences and for additional information, go to www.beanfuneralhomes.com.
Bruce A. Underkoffler, born in Boyertown, PA, to Clyde N. Underkoffler and Dolores Mennecke on August 13th, 1958, went to be with our Lord, October 6th 2020. He was the beloved husband of Susanne (McCloughan) Underkoffler with whom he shared 35 years of marriage.
Graduating in 1976 from Boyertown High School, Bruce devoted much of his time to his love of music. A patron to numerous concerts of various genres, Bruce was also a member of Boyertown H.S. Marching, Jazz, and Psych bands. In addition, he performed during NBA 76er’s games, Philadelphia Mummers parades and various establishments outside of school. While in college Bruce continued with the trumpet as a member of the University Brass Choir and the Alumni Band.
Always a champion of learning, Bruce earned a scholarship to Lehigh University where he graduated in 1980, having earned Highest Honors/ Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. Bruce was inducted into Tau Beta Pi (The National Engineering Honor Society), Alpha Pi Mu and was a Senior Member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers.
Bruce began his professional career in Princeton, New Jersey with Mobil Oil Corporation and continued on with ExxonMobil, retiring in April, 2020.
Bruce’s contributions to ExxonMobil Corporation spanned the Globe. During his 40-year career, he was a key member of various U.S. & International Corporate endeavors and was recognized with numerous awards and accolades.
His real joy came from working with the friends and colleagues he met along the way. His breadth & depth of knowledge and experience was what he loved to share with his co-workers, often through creative quips and unique observations, always with a smile, as he happily welcomed each new assignment.
Throughout his career he held positions within: Mobil Exploration & Producing, Mobil Research & Development, Wholesale Plant Engineering, U.S. Marketing & Refining, Supply Chain Management, Joint Ventures Operations, Plant Design and Financial Analysis, in addition to; operating as Manager of Refining & Supply Global Remediation for 28 Countries/Americas South, U.S. Field Asset Service Manager, ExxonMobil Global Acquisitions/Trades/Sales Consultant, Worldwide Environmental Emergency Response Team Member and as a ATS Global Commercial Advisor.
Spending time with his family was his number one pleasure in life; experiencing new dining adventures (a good Manhattan cocktail), riding amusement park roller coasters, sharing his favorite TV shows & classic movies, attending school activities and especially helping with math homework. A passionate, dedicated fan of the NFL Eagles Bruce never missed watching a game.
Bruce is preceded in death by his Mother, Dolores Mennecke; Stepmother, Helen M. Underkoffler; Father, Clyde N. Underkoffler; Sister Darlene J. Fields and Uncles, Robert Rothenberger, Richard W. Houck, Sr., Larry Ritter, Norman Ritter Jr., husband of Betty.
Bruce is survived by his wife Susanne Underkoffler, his two children Christian and Katie Underkoffler; Sisters, Linda Mauck, wife of Richard; Nanette Witmer, wife of John; Uncle, Daniel Ritter, husband of Linda; Aunts, Dorothy Odagis; Maefern Houck; Arlene Rothenberger and Ruth Ann Ritter; Mother-in-Law, Elsie McCloughan; Sister-in-law, Deborah Grusemeyer, wife of David; Brother-in-law, Roger McCloughan Jr., husband of Joan.
Frank & Jennifer Fields; Richie & Katherine Mauck; Joe & Meagan Mauck; Lindsay Mauck and Matt Allen; Helene Fields; Diana & Guy Duplantier; Pam & Mick Eisenhart; Diane & Rick Vogt; Rick & Debbie Houck; Clyde & Deb Houck; Pete & Sandy Houck; Mary & Frank Mirecki; Mary Jane & Jeff Miller; Adeline & Scott Brown; Elizabeth & Ryck Signor; Scott & Jennifer McCloughan and Ann & Stephanie Shea-McCloughan.
* In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Memorial Hermann online at www.memorialhermann.org/donate, by mail to 929 Gessner, Suite 2650, Houston, TX 77024, or by phone at 713-242-4400. In the memo line of the check or in the designation section of the online form, please direct gifts to “Brain Tumor Center at Mischer Neuroscience at MHTW.” Include Bruce’s name. Thank you!
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