Bruce was born in Honolulu, HI and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He went to Los Angeles High School and Los Angeles Trade Technical College. Bruce was in the U.S. Army as a military police officer for two years. He was a directory printer for 35 years before retiring.
Bruce accepted Jesus Christ as Lord in 1977. He was married to Fanny in 1979 and has one son, Joshua. The Watarus came to San Gabriel Community Church in 1986. Bruce has served in various ministries of the church and is currently serving as Sunday School Teacher for the New Establishment Class and as Elder. In 2006, the Watarus started Fanny’s Flowers, where they work with their son, Joshua.
Bruce enjoys reading the Bible, the history of automobiles and astronomy. Bruce’s favorite verse is Isaiah 26:3, “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”