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Bruce Peele, age 60, longtime resident of Islamorada in the Florida Keys and originally from Arlington, Virginia, died March 7 of pancreatic cancer. He passed away at the home of his twin sister Laurie Potteiger and his brother-in-law Dick Potteiger in Harpers Ferry, where they had the joy of being together for the last several months of Bruce’s life. Though Bruce had lived in many places throughout the U.S., when he visited Harpers Ferry for vacations and came to live out his final days, he would say, “there’s no place I’d rather be.”

Bruce loved dining and shopping in Harpers Ferry and Shepherdstown, and felt warmly welcomed in the community.

Bruce’s mission in life was to bring joy and happiness and a feeling of being loved, appreciated and understood to everyone he met.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle or AIDS Help, where a special memorial fund for Bruce has been created.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later time.

 Condolences may be posted online at or sent to Dick & Laurie Potteiger, P.O. Box 731, Harpers. Ferry, WV 25425 or emailed to



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