Robert Bruce Summerfield Jr.

Robert Bruce Summerfield Jr., 66, of 14 Seymour St., Jamestown, passed away Tuesday (Jan. 1, 2013), in Heritage Park Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center.

Known to many as “Half Pint.” Bruce was born April 10, 1946, in Jamestown, the son of the late Robert Bruce Summerfield Sr. and Louise “Peg” Nolan Summerfield.

He is survived by his companion; Pamela Penhollow, with whom he shared a home; two children: Scott Larson of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Toni Carvella of Jamestown; five grandchildren; a sister, Peggy (Don) Steward of Conewango Valley; two brothers: Donald Summerfield of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Jerry Lee (Nancy) Summerfield of Oklahoma City; 11 nieces and nephews; and 21 great-nieces and nephews.

Bruce attended Falconer Central School, and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. He was a retired truck driver, having worked for numerous trucking companies over the years. He was a member of the Celeron Moose Lodge and Brothers by Choice Motorcycle Club. Bruce enjoyed NASCAR and his Harley Davidson motorcycles.

He was preceded in death his father, Robert Bruce “Red” Summerfield Sr. on May 25, 1996; his mother, Louise Peg Summerfield on July 18, 2012; and an infant sister, Geraldine Summerfield in 1953.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 5, 2013), in the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church St., Randolph. There will be a private funeral service for the family at a later date. To leave a condolence, log on to

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be sent to Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701.