Born and raised in Mount Vernon, N.Y., Bruce edited his Scarsdale High School newspaper. At Princeton he socialized at Cloister Inn, participated in IAA, and served as associate managing editor of The Daily Princetonian. While in the student center one afternoon he met Margaret “Peggie” Dickens, taking a break from her job in President Goheen’s office. They married in 1960. When not courting Peggie at Princeton, Bruce majored in economics, complemented by the special program in American civilization. His prize-winning thesis on variable annuities, published by the Variable Annuity Life Insurance Co., led to a Ford Foundation Fellowship and an MBA and a Ph.D. in accounting and finance from Columbia.
From there Bruce taught for three years at Wharton, then began 39 distinguished years as a professor at Syracuse University, teaching investment, analysis, and financial management; consulting in those fields; and conducting studies for several government agencies.
A ready smile, an inquiring mind, biking, gardening, a fanatical devotion to running that included 10 Boston Marathons, and an enduring presence at Princeton Reunions graced Bruce’s busy life. He is survived by Peggie; their children, Eric, Amy Josef, and James; four grandchildren; his sister, Carol; and his brother, Jon. We have sent condolences.