CHARLES BRUCE NAYLOR of South Bend, 76, retired Elder, died Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Bruce served several congregations during his 55-year tenure and recently served as co-pastor of the Southside Christian Church in South Bend. Bruce was dually credentialled with the Indiana Conference and Indiana Region Christian Church. 

A Celebration of Life service was held, Saturday, February 3, Southside Christian Church in Elkhart, Ind. 

Bruce is survived by his wife, Patricia L. (Henry) Philaw; daughters, Erin (Michael Grant) Philaw of Chicago, Ill., Jana (Michael) Csenger of Naples, Fla.; and four grandchildren. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Religious Community of St. Joseph County C/O Southside Christian Church, 1329 Jackson Road, South Bend, IN 46614. 

Friends and family can read a short obituary on Bruce’s life and his contributions, and share thoughts, at