Bruce died Jan. 1, 2022, in his sleep at home in Park City, Utah. Seventeen years ago he survived aorta surgery, and he was midway through a series of repair surgeries.

Bruce came to Princeton from Ramapo High School in Spring Valley, N.Y. At Princeton he majored in chemical engineering and was elected to Tau Beta Pi. He roomed with Pat Swan, Tom Hewson, Luke Roth, Bill Wilson, and Matt Flournoy. Bruce joined Dial Lodge, where he was known for his dance moves and was a valued member of interclub sports teams, particularly blow pong and bowling. Senior year, he met his future wife, Cathy Tiedemann ’77.

After graduation he earned a Ph.D. in polymer science and engineering and an MBA from UMass, Amherst. Bruce and Cathy married in 1980 and moved to Germany, where Bruce pursued postdoctoral studies at University of Freiburg. Upon return to the States, they raised their three children in Basking Ridge, N.J., where Bruce coached many of their sports teams. He had a successful career in the chemical and medical-device industries, working first for large companies and then as an executive for startups. They retired to Park City, where he enjoyed skiing, mountain biking, hiking up Bald Mountain, and playing golf, often with his friend Bruce Petersen ’79.

The class sends deepest sympathy to his wife, Cathy; children Jonathan, Sarah Qualters, and David; five grandchildren; and extended family.

Undergraduate Class of 1976