Bruce James Gaylord, 72, of Chenango Forks, died on October 23, 2018 at Mercy House after a long battle with lung cancer. He was the son of James and Dorcie (Huntington) Gaylord. Bruce is survived by his son, Scott M. Gaylord; daughter, Tammy (Michael) Close; grandchildren, Sarah, Alex, Sophie, Sam, Courtney (Justin), Madison and Logan; 2 great-grandchildren, Jaxson and Avery; sisters and brother-in-law, Christine Gillette, Dolores and Harry Gage; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Bruce spent his work life as a carpenter. Early on, he worked installing ceilings and through the years became an expert at finished carpentry. For almost thirty years he worked for Dan Armstrong at Woodworking Concepts. Dan became a loyal friend. Bruce made beautiful and intricate pieces for customers’ homes, always enjoying the challenge. A memorial service will be held at 12:00pm on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Nichols Funeral Home, 7323 119th Street, Whitney Point New York 13862. Friends of the family may call from 10:00am until the time of the service. Burial will follow in Glen Castle Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.nicholsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Mercy House, 212 North McKinley Avenue, Endicott, New York 13760.