Bruce Hamilton Throckmorton was born on February 26, 1923, in Larchmont, New York, his father, Harold, was 29 and his mother, Dorothy, was 23. He had one son and two daughters with . He died on April 12, 2003, in Rancho Mirage, California, at the age of 80, and was buried in San Diego, California. In Rye his family lived on Brevoort Lane. Bruce served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Bruce H. Throckmorton
LTJG US NAVY WORLD WAR II, USS Ticonderoga CV 14 - 18 Sep 1944, Fighting Squadron 45
Throckmorton, Bruce Hamilton
Died peacefully in his Rancho Mirage home surrounded by his loving family on April 12, 2003.
Bruce H. Throckmorton was born to Harold A. and Dorothy Mason Throckmorton February 26, 1923 in New Rochelle, N.Y. He moved to Mamaroneck and then to Rye N.Y. Bruce attended Rye Country Day School and then Phillips Academy Andover, Mass.
He graduated in June of 1942 and immediately went into training for the U.S. Naval Air Corps. He served on the U.S. S. Ticonderoga CV 14 , Fighting Squadron 45. After many thrilling adventures as a Navy Pilot in the South Pacific where he was awarded the Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross, he went to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1949.
After graduated, Bruce moved to New York City and joined Cannon Mills, Inc. In 1949 he married Marilyn Mac Elwee, his college sweetheart. In 1950 they moved to California, where they resided in West Los Angeles and Encino before moving to Coachella Valley in 1986. After 30 years with Cannon Mills, in 1981, he opened a wholesale nursery in La Quinta raising Cactus and drought tolerant trees and shrubs.
Bruce had an adventurous spirit and in his leisure time liked to travel, collect specie orchids, ride motorcycle; and play tennis. He is survived by his wife Marilyn and two daughters, Stacy T. Snyder of Rancho Santa Fe and Paige T. Kiner of Palm Desert. He is also survived by five grand-daughters. Carly, Shawn and Lindsey Kiner of Palm Desert and Torie and Mackenzie Snyder of Rancho Santa Fe.
Published in Los Angeles Times on Apr. 15, 2003.