Having come to Princeton after graduating from the Lawrenceville School, Bruce left us during our sophomore year, briefly attended Columbia, and graduated as an English major from Rutgers in 1951.
He began his newspaper career as a cub reporter for the Newark Evening News and, after editing newspapers in New Jersey and Colorado, moved to Easton, Md., in 1977 to become editor of The Star Democrat. With a farm background, a year later he became editor of what became the Central Shore Farmer, a major weekly insert serving the Middle Atlantic states for which he continued to serve as senior editor until 2018. During his career he also managed his own business, Agri Media Services, and received several prestigious awards from agricultural groups.
Bruce died Oct. 19, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; five children; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.