Bruce died Dec. 17, 2022. He was 71.
He was born in New York, the son of Doris and Oswald Williams, the latter a designer of the steering rockets on the Apollo lunar excursion model. Bruce graduated from Stuyvesant High School and majored in engineering at Princeton. He followed his father into engineering, working with Lockheed Martin, Modern Technologies Corp., Engineering & Professional Services Inc., and General Instruments/Northern Scientific Laboratory Inc.
Early in his career, Bruce worked at the minority engineering program at the University of Massachusetts, where he met his wife, Phyllis Reynolds. They moved to Rahway, N.J., in 1984 and raised two children, Calvert and Briana.
After retirement, Bruce sustained his love of science and engineering as a mentor for the first robotics program at Rahway High School. He also was a strong supporter of InfoAge Science and History Museums, active with the New Jersey Antique Radio Club, and a life member of the Yankee Air Museum and the National World War II Museum.
Bruce is survived by his wife, Phyllis; children Calvert and Briana; daughter-in-law Aikisha; grandson Miles; and sister Meredith and her wife Gladys. A celebration of his life was planned for this spring.