Born in Trenton, N.J., he attended Hamilton High School. His college major was chemical engineering. He was a member of Campus Club and was active in many campus groups.
Bruce spent 38 years working for Sun Oil Co., managing refineries in Tulsa, Okla., and Puerto Rico. He was president of Sun Oil Co. of Puerto Rico for 15 years.
After retirement he served on the board of Prison Outreach of Delaware for 11 years and as a trustee of the Brandywine Baptist Church. His family reported that he was a wonderful, kind, and humble man whose favorite Bible verse was “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
He is survived by his son, Dave. His wife of 56 years, Margaret, predeceased him in 2011.