The Seward Phoenix Log - News of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula since 1966

Robert Bruce Facer


Robert Bruce Facer, who many knew as Spaceman Bruce, passed away on April 15, 2012 in Monterey, Calif. from a heart ailment. He was 65 years old.

Bruce lived in Seward from 1975 until 1989.

He lived an outdoor life, hunting and fishing. He swam daily in Resurrection Bay. Bruce received acceptance from many people in Seward.

Bruce left Seward and headed south on a kayak. He stopped in many places over the next 20 years including Valdez, and towns along the way to Santa Cruz, Calif. where he lived the past four years.


Reader Comments

Ronee writes:

Ronee writes:

I was with Spaceman Bruce when he slipped quietly away last Sunday. I am collecting your thoughts for the family and a possible future story on his life...please either Facebook friend me Ronee Webster Curry and share them on my wall or email them I am printing them all...they are piling up <3 I will also post his memorial link here...

AlaskaGrown writes:

RIP took the long way home.


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